Composite Decking in Dayton, OH

Dayton Composite Wood Decking

Do you want a deck that is low-maintenance, durable, and environmentally friendly? If so, Dayton Deck Builders composite wood decking may be the right solution for your home. This composite material will not warp or splinter like traditional wood decks and can withstand extreme weather conditions. It also requires little to no maintenance like staining or painting. Lastly, it is an affordable choice for homeowners because they’re many different colors and styles to choose from that match any house style. 

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Why Composite Wood Decking Is The Best

A composite deck is the best option if you’re looking for a long-lasting, low-maintenance solution to your outdoor living needs. A typical wood-constructed deck has many different parts and elements that are susceptible to wear and need to be stained and sealed every year. Composite decks require less maintenance and look more natural than traditional wooden ones, plus built to last! Not only can you protect your home from unnecessary damage but also save money on repairs in the future.

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Various Types Of Wood Decks Available To Suit Your Needs

Wood decks are a popular choice for many homeowners, and there is no shortage of styles to choose from. Some prefer the classic look of the natural wood grain while others opt for more contemporary finishes that mimic brick or stone tiles. From small patterns on the decking surface to intricate designs in planks laid side by side, today’s options offer something different depending on your taste!

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Cedar Deck

Cedar is a popular option for decks because it’s durable, resists rot and insect infestation better than most other woods. It also keeps its moisture content level when going from one climate zone to the next and doesn’t easily warp or split. Cedar is a great natural-looking material for your deck, easy to stain, and stays atop surfaces exposed to moisture. However, it does require regular care such as pressure washing and refinishing/staining every two or three years

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Redwood Deck

Redwood is another western softwood that is often used in outdoor deck builds. Redwood is similar to cedar when it comes to durability and ruggedness. Like cedar, redwood withstands moisture, rot, and insects because of its natural oils and tannins. When you care for a redwood deck, make sure you pressure wash it regularly to remove dirt and grime. Also, seal the redwood deck with a UV-resistant finish that will protect against the sun’s harmful rays. The cost of redwood usually varies depending on location in the US. For example, it is more expensive than pressure-treated wood elsewhere but cheaper on the west coast.

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Pressure Treated Wood Deck

Pressure-treated wood is often the most budget-friendly option available for outdoor decks. It comes in a variety of types, but two are by far the most common: southern yellow pine and douglas fir. Pressure-treated wood is the most economical option available for decking, at a price that’s more easily accessible. It doesn’t have an attractive appearance as some other options and requires regular maintenance to ensure its longevity. Annual pressure washing and a coat of stain every few years will keep your deck looking good.

Frequently Ask Question

You’re considering a wood deck, but you have some questions? Well take a look below and we’ll try to answer them! If not be sure to contact us today. To see more about the deck services that we provide in the Dayton area take a look at our homepage for details.


It really depends on the specific type and condition of your deck. If you want to use an oil-based sealer, then using an Alkyd coating would be the best option for you. However, if your goal is to get a water-resistant finish without the use of oil then Acrylic or Urethane would be the best sealing options for a wood deck. This is because decks are occasionally exposed to both, wet and dry ground conditions which can attack either type of coating if not properly cared for with polyurea coatings at least every year or two depending on local weather patterns.

Deck lifespan is dependent upon the type of wood, its condition, and maintenance. Generally speaking, decks can last indefinitely when maintained. However, many wood decks will need to be replaced due to rot before they reach an indefinite age. Proper building techniques can help minimize deck rot which includes chinking between planks to replenish missing preservatives and waterproofing boards with a sealant or stain that penetrates the plank joints or seams where water can seep in causing deterioration (rot).

Decking can rot quickly when left untreated and becomes less durable and prone to staining.

The best way to protect against rot is to keep it clean by grading, removing any debris, sealing with a waterproof paint and then adding fresh construction adhesive if needed. If not cleaned or replaced at the first sign of damage by water abuse or insects, continued exposure will damage the deck more until it has completely rotted leaving you unsafe footing for your home.

The sun and precipitation take a toll on decks. ​If the deck is in an area susceptible to snow, ice, or both, then the material should be able to withstand such conditions. Multiple factors will determine which is best for your location. For instance, if your deck is sheltered from precipitation (assuming you live in a climate with rain), then materials like composite wood can work while still providing durability and resistance against severe weather. Still not sure? Then it’s safe to say composite would be best!