How to choose the material for your style and budget
Description Pressure-treated pine, which is processed with chemicals to make it moisture- and pest-resistant, is most popular. Costlier alternatives include cedar, redwood, and exotic hardwoods like ipe.
Options Cedar, redwood, and exotic species offer the greatest number of color and grain variations.
Pros Do-it-yourself refinishing can repair scratches, remove soils, and give a wood deck a whole new look.
Cons Prone to weathering, bending, splitting, and decay.
Care Keep deck free of debris. Scrub once a year using a deck wash. Apply a protective sealer every two to three years.
Cost $2 to $2.20 per square foot for pressure-treated pine; $3.50 to $5 for cedar or redwood; $8 and up for exotic hardwoods
Shown Above Red Cedar in Architect Clear. From $3.39/lineal foot (depending on size). Western Red Cedar Lumber Association, wrcla.org.
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