Like hardwood, Pine lumber is popular alternative to traditional hardwood decks. Due to its versatility and functional similarities to hardwood, Pine decks have become increasingly in demand for their ability to withstand outdoor elements and create equally compelling and stunning decks. Although Pine holds some of the same capabilities as hardwood, it is vastly different in its make up, installation, maintenance, and wellbeing against outdoor elements, notable as a pressure-treated lumber. After installation of treated pine, we always give our clients tips for upkeep to ensure their Pine decks are in maximum shape.
As the alternative to hardwood, pine is often used as a substitute due to its softer composite and ability to create a sturdy deck. It’s a lighter building material that’s able to comprise a deck with comparatively strong elements to that of hardwood. Since upkeep for Pine is generally pretty minimal, it’s a long-lasting solution for those that don’t want to worry about mold, weathered, or pest damage that comes with some hardwoods.
Pine is a durable solution to more affordable deck paneling. As it’s quick to install, customize, and use, and care for, Pine is likened by customers and deck contractors alike. We often recommend Pine to our customers that want similar benefits of hardwood on their deck but with half of the price. What ultimately makes Pine unique is that it is typically pressure treated before usage, meaning that it’s built to easily combat outdoor elements such as termites, pests, overall decay, and is more combative against fires. It’s adjustable to aesthetically assume any appearance you want and for a fraction of the cost or hassle. As an added benefit, our pressure-treated Pine is all certified with a class A fire rating, meaning it contains fire-retardant chemicals that can easily ward off potential fires.
Pine typically comes in a brighter, more yellow color, but this can easily be balanced with a stain or new finish. Like hardwood, it can also be painted to help you achieve the desired effect you’re looking for. Using our authentic staining and painting techniques, we’re able to give treated pine a realistic grain finish that emulates real hardwood. Treated pine is relatively easy to use given its light weight and soft texture, so most pine decks can be completely quickly. Pine that has been stained or painted is also still fire-resistant.
What clients enjoy most about pine is that it is significantly cheaper than its hardwood alternative. Pine decks are suitable for those on a tight budget that still want to achieve a durable and stunning balcony, but without the extensive costs of hardwood. For those that have a larger space that needs covering, treated Pine is an affordable alternative that helps ease the extensive costs that hardwood decks would otherwise impose. Larger spaces can accommodate Pine and we’re easily able to create custom designs or patterns that help the Pine integrate better into your overall vision of a perfect deck.