Deck & Patio Materials & Installation
Deciding on a material helps to finalize the look, feel and full potential of your outdoor space.
If going for a more traditional look and feel, wood is the ideal choice. Redwood, cedar, and tropical variants of lumber are popular, durable choices, offering longevity with a natural resistance to things like weathering and pests. However, the primary downside to these types of woods are their expensive costs — though many consider them to be well worth it.
A more contemporary and often more affordable option to consider for your outdoor renovation project are composite materials. Composite materials are durable and require far less maintenance and upkeep than wood, costing less overtime. Made from recycled materials, composite decks often have features like UV protection, are scratch resistant, and won’t split/crack, though they still can be damaged and aren’t entirely weather resistant.
Alternatively, you may opt to use concrete or stone (pavers, brick, gravel, etc.). Opting to go this route is affordable and a common selection for outdoor renovations. Concrete and stone effectively capture natural aesthetic and are very resistant to weathering and daily use, although they can crack and chip.
A newer, extremely contemporary material for your outdoor space is metal (aluminum). Aluminum trumps other materials in terms of resistance, durability, and strength — however, it is far more expensive.
Sunrise Building & Remodeling contracting professionals will be able to assess and work with you personally to plan out the right outdoor project materials. Our contractors are experienced experts, able to install your new outdoor space properly ensuring you get the most of your investment for years to come.
You can find more information about deck and patio materials on our Westchester Remodeling Blog.