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Choosing the Right Deck

deckpicWhat is the best composite or synthetic decking material? The answer depends on what type and style of deck you are looking for. Homeowner’s who are looking for a low maintenance deck in Gainesville, Lawrenceville, Snellville, Dacula, Sugar Hill or Buford, GA, should know that composite or synthetic decking is considered low maintenance.

Composite and synthetic decking materials have improved over the last 10 years. The early problems with mold and mildew have improved as manufactures have refined the process. Even with all the improvements over the years it is important to Southern Home Creations to offer product choices with the best available warranties. Our priority is offering quality products and providing the best installation services to our customers. Depending on the look you want for your deck will determine the type of material you need. There are a wide range of textures, colors and installation systems to choose from. You will want to know if the colors may fade over time therefore increasing your future maintenance expense.

You will also want to consider durability, such as, whether it will scratch or stain. Our professionals at Southern Home Creations will be happy to discuss the pros and cons of each different type of decking selection available. 

You will also want to consider the cost factor with each product. Once you have narrowed down your search. Composite and synthetic materials will run 2-3 times higher than the price of wood, but you should also factor in that you will be saving time and money in the future, not having to stain your deck every year. The cost that you spend now will average out in approximately 3 to 4 years.

Deck-compositeThese other sources of deck material can be an excellent choice for homeowner’s who want to enjoy a deck without having to deal with all the maintenance required by wood. Composite and synthetic decking are low maintenance decking options available in a wide selection of textures, colors and shapes. Many of the products we offer at Southern Home Creations covered by manufacture warranties that will provide you with worry free decking while adding value not additional maintenance to your home.

Composite Decking is an outstanding alternative to conventional deck and landscaping materials. It is created by combining reclaimed plastics and waste wood, which produces a wood-polymer lumber that is free of the drawbacks of wood and easy on the environment. Price-wise,  Composite Decking is comparable to most premium decking lumber, but when you factor in costs for stains, sealants, replacement boards and other maintenance over the next 10 years and beyond, it can be a great choice and actually save you money in the long run.

Vinyl decking has been improving over the years, there is now more of a selection of textures and colors available to homeowner’s. With the new designs to vinyl decking it is now faster and easier to install, more so than it is with a wood deck or even a composite decking. Homeowner’s now have the choice of vinyl decking that interlocks and is watertight when it is installed to the manufacturer's specifications. Talk with your Southern Home Creations professional today about the options and warranties that vinyl decking has to offer your home.

Deck-woodMany homeowner's still consider wood to be the primary choice for their decking material. Pressure treated wood is preserved with chemicals to prevent rot and other insect infestations in exterior applications such as decks. There are several different types of pressure treated wood to choose from for your deck. Pressure treated wood is perfect for any outdoor construction, as it has a longer lifespan and can be cost effective in the long run. A pressure treated wood deck can last more than 40 years. While wood decks are still natural and aesthetically pleasing to see.

Many manufactures are striving to make the alternative decking materials look more like wood. Most wood is subject to the elements of the weather, splintering, rot and insect damage. Some woods such as ipe, redwood and cedar can be resistant to those types of problems, but they can also be a costly expense.

At Southern Home Creations our professional will walk you through the step by step process of choosing the materials that best fit your desires for your deck in cities throughout Metro Atlanta.We are proud to serve homeowners decking needs in Atlanta, Doraville, Cumming, Johns Creek, Roswell and throughout Metro Atlanta and surrounding Georgia cities.

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Composite Deck Color Choices

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The Perfect Deck

We were a little leary when we hired you to extend our deck another 10 feet, but you came with high recommendations from my next door neighbor. We are so pleased with the end result, and actually surprised with the great craftsmanship. Your staff was very polite and skilled, and finished the deck in record time. They matched exactly the existing rails and styling, and now with the new stain it looks like it has always been part of the original structure. But I think the part you built is a lot sturdier than what the builder built. Thank you! It is so nice for a contractor to exceed their promises. We will be happy to recommend you to other customers, your work is just outstanding!
Mark Garrell, Flowery Branch

New Composite Deck

Kevin & Brandon, wanted to say thanks for your new composite deck. We just love it, and love the idea it will be maintenance free!  The workmanship is outstanding as we knew it would be because Carol just raved about your work all summer. It looks great, and we think the price was quite a bargain!
Jimmy Holderstein, Lawrenceville

Deck Falling Down

You saved me! My wife was ready to kill me because I couldn't do the deck myself! But your guys came here and rebuilt it in just two days and it looks great! Actually, I would have paid you double what you charged me if I had known the workmanship was going to be so good.
Kevin Michaels, Buford

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