What do ducks get after they eat? A bill! And what do many homeowners get when building with traditional decking materials? BIG bills!
That’s right! The decking materials for building a traditional structure may be more costly in the long run than a maintenance free deck from UglyDeck.com. First of all, the type of wood needed to build a quality deck can be very expensive. Then, to make this deck last, you need to add on the expense of initial sealing, staining, and painting. You’re not done yet – on a regular basis, you have seasonal cleaning to consider along with re-sealing, re-staining, and re-painting.
Beyond these direct expenses, you must consider other costs. In building traditional decks, many people use pressure treated wood as it lasts longer than untreated wood in the natural elements. That chemical protecting the wood contains toxins such as arsenic that leach from the wood and can be easily picked up by paws, hands and feet, clothing, and soil. Exposure to hazardous chemicals from sealants, paints, and stains can also be of great concern. Further, the sawdust created from building decks and the mold and mildew that inevitably grow can be irritating to young children and those with breathing sensitivities.
Storms, bugs and pests, and even a fun party can leave your conventional deck dented, damaged, and discolored. Don’t forget to budget in repair work!
By choosing composite decking from UglyDeck.com when building or restoring a deck, you are choosing fewer chemicals, low upkeep, and highly durable materials that resist external elements such as pests, mold, and weathering. And the cost to build a deck with maintenance free decking may be more affordable than you think.
Contact the experienced Minnesota deck builders at UglyDeck.com to discuss your outdoor deck ideas and the costs involved. We are happy to provide everything from a deck quote and local installation by our professional deck contractors to nationwide shipping for DIYers in any state. Visit the UglyDeck.com showroom in Shakopee, Minnesota, give us a call, or contact us online at www.UglyDeck.com to get started.