When you want a great deck, material choice is key. At Soto Bay Construction, we can guide you through the process of choosing your material, always focusing on honesty about which materials are better, which require more maintenance, and whether they can fit in your budget. In general, you have two main options:
- Wood decking: A real wood deck can be beautiful, with the most genuine texture and color available. But wood that you choose matters a lot in terms of longevity. We can help you choose a quality wood, with the look you want, from stained options to a natural, unfinished wood. Our guidance will help you choose a wood species that you’ll be happy with for years.
- Composite decking: While some composite is poor quality, we’ve sourced some of the best options. We can get you composite wood with realistic texture and color, great longevity, and a low price.
We source our lumber from Economy Lumber, a local supplier well known for its high-quality options. We take these great raw materials and create stunning decks that are perfectly supported and have detailed flourishes that make them stand out from a basic deck.
All of our deck projects start with a design phase. First, we determine your needs and wants for the project to determine the overall size and shape of your deck, and what kind of foundation will be necessary to facilitate it. Here we also talk about how you plan to use the deck and what role you want it to play in your outdoor living.
Next, we determine which materials would be the best options for your deck project. Between wood decking and composite decking are more options than you probably realize, and working with the experts means you’ll be able to better explore those options.
Finally, we determine which stains, finishes and features we’ll use to tie your deck together. Our decks can incorporate stairs, railings, pergolas, lights, and even electrical outlets to make your deck more comfortable, visually pleasing, and livable.