A deck adds valuable outdoor living space to any home. It’s a place to relax and enjoy the beauty of nature. It’s also a place to barbecue, take a dip in the hot tub or plant gardens. And it can add more value to your property than it costs.
When it comes to choosing the material for your new deck, consider the advantages of redwood. It looks better and costs less than plastic composite decking. It is also more environmentally friendly than plastic or pressure treated materials.
Compared to other woods, redwood is resistant to rot and insect damage. If left unprotected, it weathers to an attractive gray. If treated with a preservative finish, it can retain its original deep russet color for many years with very little maintenance. Humboldt Redwood decks are especially beautiful, strong, and sustainable.
All wood captures carbon dioxide from the atmosphere when it grows and sequesters it throughout its life. When it is made into wood building products, it keeps that CO2 locked up for decades, even if those products are recycled.
The people at Humboldt Redwood* take careful measures to ensure their products are grown and harvested in accordance with the rigorous standards of the Forest Stewardship Council, a non-profit organization whose standards are among the worlds most stringent. The FSC gets much of its support from established environmental organizations including the Sierra Club, National Wildlife Federation, Greenpeace, NRDC, Defenders of Wildlife, Earthjustice, and The Wilderness Society.
Redwood is stronger than other decking materials. It can span 24″ wide spaces where most plastic composites require 12″ spacing to avoid sagging. Redwood decking goes down straight and true with no warping. It has a shear strength nearly five times that of plastic composite decking.
Compared to plastic composite decking, redwood uses 80% less energy and 95% less water to produce. It also creates 95% less waste during manufacture. Unlike pressure treated wood, it uses no toxic chemicals as preservatives.
It is illegal in most states to make a picnic table out of pressure treated wood because of the health hazards presented by those chemicals.
Redwood costs less than composite plastic or plastic decking materials — up to 1/3 less. Let’s look at the numbers:
- Pressure treated wood: $15-$25
- Redwood: $30
- Cedar: $24-$45
- Basic plastic composite: $32-$45
- High-end plastic composite: $48
- Ipe: $55
Check out Humboldt Redwood for your deck!
Whatever your priority when building a deck — whether is beauty, sustainability, cost or longevity, let the dedicated professionals at Humboldt Redwood help you design and build a deck that exceeds all your expectations. See locations to buy Humboldt Redwood here.
This post is generously sponsored by Humboldt Redwood.