Pros and Cons of Wood Decks

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A deck adds square footage and endless potential to your home. From playing with your kids, barbequing with friends or sipping tea with Grandma, your deck will add value to your home and life. Choosing the right decking material is important. One construction material worth considering is wood. With any decision, it is important to look at the pros and cons, so here are the pros and cons of wood decks.

Pros and Cons of Wood Decks


One of the great benefits of a wood deck is that it is real wood and looks, feels and even smells like wood. Wood decks will help you to stay cooler in the hot summer months. Wood decks absorb less heat than other materials like composite products. Pressure treated wood is the most affordable out of all deck materials. More exotic woods are similar in cost to composite wood options. Lastly, wood decks are completely recyclable.


There is some maintenance needed with wood decks. Wood decks need to be sealed and stained every few years.

There are many, many advantages to building a wood deck over other synthetic options. If you want the look of a wood deck, then why not use real wood? Here at Pegram Builders, we have 18 years of combined experience building decks. Let our experienced and professional employees build you the deck of your dreams. Give us a call today for a quote.