Little Rock, AR Custom Fencing & Decking Contractors
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Before you hire a reputable building company like Little Rock, AR Fence and Deck Company on a project, it's important to understand the difference between many of the different materials and how it may affect both the function of your deck or fence and the aesthetics of it. To help provide the resources to answer all of your questions and help you make the right selection for your home and personal preference, we've compiled a short list of our widely available materials. Of course, if you have additional questions concerning these materials, you can easily ask one of our professional deck builders.
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When you're planning out your dream home addition whether it's a fence, pergola, arbor or deck, it's important to consider the type of material you are looking for. Many different materials will drastically change the aesthetic, the maintenance needs and even the maintenance methods. It's important to make sure you understand the materials we use and hand-pick for each project. This will help you envision the end product and the maintenance commitment for years to come.
With any material, proper maintenance and care is required to help achieve a long-lasting, durable, and beautiful aesthetic for a structure that will last a lifetime. At Maumelle Fence & Deck Company, it's our goal to provide a beautiful and durable structure that will do just that. One of the biggest ways we can help our customers is through educating them on the materials we use and trust every day.
Pressure Treated Wood
Pressure treated wood is a building material that is made of regular lumber and used in many different structures. From decking to retaining walls, coops, docks and other types of structures, this wood has to be able to withstand it all, from natural to man-made conditions that would make normal wood succumb to rot and deterioration.
Pressure treatment is achieved by stacking regular lumber into a horizontal chamber and then sealed. A liquid preservative is them pumped into the tank and the chamber is then highly pressurized and allowed to sit. This pushes the preservative into the wood grain, allowing it to saturated the lumber entirely. Once this process is done, the preservative is pumped out and re-used in the next batch to avoid waste.
Composite material is becoming a more and more popular choice with today's homeowners and deck contractors. Composite is naturally resistant to warping, deterioration, splintering, cracking, peeling, or fading. The material provides the same look and feel as traditional wooden lumber wood, however, it is virtually maintenance free. This is achieved by compressing various materials together such as fine saw dust, plastic resin, and multiple bonding materials to ensure a flush fit. This is perfect for an Little Rock decking project or even a beautiful arbor.
Vinyl or PVC
Vinyl material is a new material that is becoming popular with many homeowners who are tired of maintaining their decking and fencing every season. It is a beautiful, smooth material that can mimic wood grain and other designs easily, but is virtually maintenance free. The occasional power washing is recommended to keep away dirt and grime. Vinyl never needs to be repainted or re-stained thanks to built-in color that was created in manufacturing. It does not have the ability to splinter, crack, tear, rot or deteriorate. Vinyl is exceptionally durable and long-lasting, which is perfect for decking projects because it is slip-resistant and does not hold as much heat as regular lumber or hardwood would.