Selecting your decking material – Benefits of Redwood and Composite Decking

When selecting decking material in Northern California, you have two major choices: redwood decking or composite decking. Both are wonderful decking materials, and to help you select your favorite, our Xpert Advisors thought it would be a great idea to share with you the benefits of both redwood decking and composite decking.

The Benefits of Redwood Decking:
Redwood has been used for decades as decking, fencing, railing, pathways, and so on. That is why we offer redwood lumber here at Friedman’s Home Improvement. Here are some of the benefits of using redwood as your decking material:
1. Redwood is naturally beautiful.
2. Redwood is durable, naturally resisting shrinkage and warping.
3. Redwood is easy to finish, and therefore customizable.
4. Redwood is easy to maintain, and as it ages, it becomes a nice silvery grey.
5. Redwood decking does not get too hot to the touch under the summer sun.
6. Redwood decking is affordable.
7. Redwood is sustainable.
8. Redwood decking has a classic aesthetic that has been in style for generations.

The Benefits of Composite Decking:
Composite decking is found in products like Trex, which is offered at Friedman’s Home Improvement. Composite decking has its advantages as a decking material, and they are:
1. Composite decking requires no maintenance.
2. Composite decking is made from recycled materials, keeping waste out of landfills.
3. Composite decking is offered in a wide variety of colors.
4. Composite decking is crafted to have natural-looking textures.
5. Composite decking is very strong and can be bent to fit curves and patterns.
6. Composite decking is slip-resistant and complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
7. Composite decking is soft-to-the-touch for barefoot comfort.
8. Composite decking maintains its value for many years.

Whether you are a decking professional or just getting started with building a deck of your own, our friendly and helpful staff is always happy to be of assistance. Our Xpert Advisors can help you gather all the redwood or composite decking supplies you’ll need at Friedman’s Home Improvement.

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