Easy Steps For the Care of Trex Decks in Gainesville, VA
From a process standpoint, building Trex decks in Gainesville, VA doesn’t differ markedly from building a deck from pressure-treated lumber. The core steps are identical.
Our first goal will be to sit down and talk with you about exactly what you want from your deck. There are more aspects to this initial conversation than you might imagine. We’ll need to know things like:
- How big you want the deck to be.
- Whether or not it will be all on one level, or, because of the particulars of your property, you require something that exists on multiple levels and steps gradually down into your yard.
- Whether you’ll want or need steps and/or safety rails, and if you do, what they should look like.
- Whether you envision one big open, multi-function space, or you’d prefer to have several clearly defined areas, each designed with a specific function in mind.
- Whether you’ll want built-in seating, hidden storage compartments, or extras like that.
- Whether you’ll want to save or build in room for things like a wet bar, picnic table or a dedicated grilling area.
On top of that, of course, is the question of what material you’d like the deck built out of. The key difference between Trex decks in Gainesville, VA and decks crafted from treated lumber is this: Trex is a composite decking material, made from mostly recycled materials. As such, it’s a bit more expensive on the front end but has the advantage of being easier and less expensive to maintain in the long run.
Because of this, if you’re on a tight budget, you may be inclined to gravitate toward building with wood. On the other hand, if you have a little more to spend up front, and you plan on remaining in your current home for a number of years yet, Trex decks in Gainesville, VA are an incredibly attractive option.
Consider, for example, the ongoing costs of keeping your wooden deck in top condition and ready for entertaining: Every year, at a minimum, you’ll need to re-stain and re-seal your deck to help protect it against the elements. You’ll also need to get it annually inspected so incremental repairs can be made, and you’ll want to give it a yearly power washing to keep it looking like new.
While we still recommend having a Trex deck inspected annually, you can skip the rest of those steps. Your deck won’t need staining or sealing, and rather than paying for an expensive power wash, or spending the whole day doing it yourself, you can get by with nothing more than warm, soapy water and a damp cloth.
Ultimately though, it comes down to which option works best for you. Whatever you decide, we’re happy to help. Give our office a call today.