Looking to build a new deck in 2018? A cedar deck is both beautiful and durable!

If you’re looking to build a beautiful new deck for your home this year, you have a lot of options. From ultra-durable Trex® materials to a number of wood types and styles, there are endless choices to suit every budget.

Over the years we’ve had a lot of opportunities to design amazing exteriors for the residents here in Nashville, and we’re proud to be one of the leading deck, patio, and porch builders in the area. All this experience has made us experts in the proper materials that work best for each project.

One of the most popular choices for building your deck is wood. It provides a classic and beautiful look that will last you and your family for many years. If you’re interested in a wood deck for your home, we think cedar is one of the best materials available.  

Cedar Is Naturally Resistant to Rot

Cedar Deck

For most homeowners, it’s important to choose a deck wood that is naturally resistant to decay and rot. Cedar contains properties that naturally repels insects, meaning the wood doesn’t decay as quickly. Coupled with excellent weathering capabilities, cedar is a superior choice for outdoor decks compared to other wood varieties. A cedar deck will look great and stand up to weather better than other wood decks can. 

Cedar is Durable

Stratton Cedar Deck

Another important aspect of decking materials is durability. You don’t want to invest thousands of dollars in a deck only to have it warp and splinter in a few short years. Cedar is a great decking material because it lasts, because it contains a unique cell structure that makes it lightweight yet incredibly strong. When cared for properly, a cedar deck can last up to 20 years.

It’s important to remember that not just anyone can build a beautiful cedar deck. Choosing the right cedar is more complicated than it seems because some types will be too soft and won’t withstand the foot traffic decks experience. You’ll also need to consider staining and waterproofing, especially if it’s an uncovered deck that sits in an area with much shade.

Want more information on our deck-building services? Contact Stratton Exteriors to speak to one of our experts or schedule your estimate!