Custom Deck Builders


Custom Deck ConstructionA custom built wood deck is an excellent way to keep a natural look and feel about your property.  Most decks today are still built out of wood because it’s affordable and easy for your builder to work with.

The most affordable and commonly used type of wood for decking would be pressure treated decking materials.  However, wood can also be quite expensive if you’re wanting to build your deck out of more popular redwood, cedar or the even more expensive Ipe wood.  Natural decking materials however offer a certain richness and luxurious feel that you can only get from using these types of wood.

What’s The Difference In Wood For Decking?

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Pressure Treated Decking:  It’s very resistant to rot and insects and it also withstands moisture very well, not to mention it’s readily available which also makes it affordable.  Pressure treated wood doesn’t necessarily need to be painted if you like the dark brown, or dark green color variations that it comes in.  Most pressure treated decking material is milled from southern yellow pine.  JL Builders can build you a deck out of pressure treated lumber throughout the Western, North Carolina area.

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Redwood & Cedar Decking: If budget isn’t an issue and you want one of the more elegant looking materials for your deck then redwood or red cedar are great choices. Both of  these western softwoods are highly sought after for their deep rich colors and natural beauty. Both of these species actually contain tannins and oils that help them naturally resist rot, decay and wood boring insects without having to be treated with chemicals.  JL Builders are the Western North Carolina Cedar Decking experts!

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Ipe Decking:  Also known as Brazilian Walnut or Ironwood Ipe pronounced (Ee-pee) is beautiful looking exotic wood from South America. Ipe is naturally very resistant to rot, abrasion & weather which makes it a good canditate for a deck in our mild climate.  Ipe’s great looks and performance don’t come without cost however as it’s more expensive than Cedar.  Ipe is definitely not a budget deck material but we work with it enough that JL Builders can provide you with an excellent looking Ipe Deck.

If there was just one single exterior home improvement any Western North Carolina homeowner could make to their home, that would enhance both the look and property value it would be the addition of a new custom wood deck. Not just any old deck will do however, and there are several things you need to consider before you get to work building your deck.  That’s why choosing an experience team like JL Builders is your best choice!