Build the Deck of Your Dreams
Copper Ridge Construction is one of the leading deck designers and builders in West Michigan. We’ll help you choose your materials and create the best design to suit your lifestyle and showcase the natural features of your home. When we meet with you to design your custom deck, we’ll help guide you through the material selection process. Here are a few comparisons to get started.
Pressure Treated Lumber
Most PT decking is milled from southern yellow pine, and then chemically treated to resist rot, fungus and wood-boring bugs. It is an economical choice, but routine maintenance is necessary to prolong the life and look of the deck, including stain.
Redwood and Cedar
For many purists, the only choices for decking are redwood or red cedar. Both of these western softwoods are prized for their rich color and natural beauty. Both species contain tannins and oils that make them naturally resistant to rot, decay and voracious insects.
Exotic hardwoods such as ipe and mahogany are popular tropical imports. These exotic, rich-grained woods are extremely hard, very durable and naturally resistant to rot and insects. They’re also more expensive and more difficult to work with.
Composite Decking by Trex & TimberTech
Composite decking can be a great choice for some homeowners who want the look and feel of real wood but are interested in environmental sustainability, longevity, and lower maintenance. The best products from top manufacturers are wrapped composite made of plastic and wood fibers, making it more resistant to the elements than traditional wood. Composite decking offers a good balance of affordability and aesthetics.