So Many Deck Options... We Can Help

TimberTech deck with vinyl railing and oversized vinyl balustersDecks are not a sideline business for Breyer Construction. To assure we are on the leading edge of anything deck related, we go beyond only having our company certified by industry authorities. Our entire team are each individually members of the North American Deck and Railing Association (NADRA), and receive ongoing training to fulfill our commitment to be the best deck designer and builder in area.

Whether you already know you want a custom composite, vinyl, or wood deck, or, you are trying to decide which deck option is best for you, Breyer is here to help. This page is laid out to streamline your basic decisions so you can easily move to the next level of making your new deck a reality. Also keep in mind we can provide assistance and answer your questions to help you navigate through the maze of options you still face.

You may also wish to take advantage of the Deck Planning Guide put out by Trex® as you contemplate your deck options.

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Deck Options

Most decks in this area are made with one of the following materials:

  • Pressure treated wood
  • Redwood and cedar
  • Hardwood
  • Composites and vinyl/PVC

The chart below will provide you with a quick overview and comparison of each of these three kinds of decks.

 

Pressure Treated

Redwood and Cedar

Hardwood

Composites and PVC

Cost

Lowest initial cost Higher initial cost Higher initial cost Higher initial cost

Maintenance

Highest maintenance of all decking materials, will likely require replacement boards High maintenance; requires regular sealing for best performance Moderate maintenance; requires some staining/sealing to retain finish Lowest maintenance; long lasting color and texture, especially PVC and capped composites

Performance

Splinters, cracks, splits, warps, stains, and scratches easily Subject to some cracking and splintering, resists rotting and insects, does stain and scratch easily Few splinters, highly resistant to deterioration, does not scratch or stain easily Overcomes performance issues of wood; composites stain, scratch, and fade, but PVC and capped composites are more resilient

Longevity

10-15 years when properly maintained 15-20 years when properly maintained 40+ years when properly maintained Reputable manufacturers offer warranties typically for 25 years but these decks will last much longer when properly maintained

NOTE: All decks, regardless of materials and construction, should be inspected annually for safety and cleaned with soap and water each year to maintain best appearance.

Composite and Vinyl/PVC Decking Brands

Breyer Construction can design and build your deck from any brand of decking materials that suit your needs. We do however favor the following four brands because benefits such as warranty, industry experience, company reputation, value, and a wide selection of choices and styles that serve almost any need you could have.

 

Breyer Construction is a TrexProGold Contractor

This is defined by Trex as, "TrexProGold contractors are part of an elite group within our referral network, who have installed a high volume of Trex decks and have demonstrated expertise in working with Trex products."

Breyer Construction is a TimberTech Premier Contractor

Breyer Construction and Landscape handles both decking and railing as well as dryspace. According to TimberTech, "TimberTech Premier Contractors are a specialized group within our referral network who have installed a high number of TimberTech decks and have a great knowledge in working with our products."

Azek

Azek® has been making outdoor PVC products to endure the elements since in the 1980's and began producing building products in 1999. Their products include: trim, moulding, deck, porch, and railing materials. A signature benefit to Azek building products is that they are highly resistant to scratching, staining, and splitting.

Fiberon

Fiberon® manufactures composite decking, deck railing and fencing products with the industry's first, and exclusive, 20 warranty against staining and fading. When you want a deck that more closely resembles the look of real wood without the problems and high maintenance of real wood, Fiberon is your ideal choice.

Emphasis on Design

We want you to think of Breyer not just as a deck builder, but a creative partner. Since decks are our specialty, we help you create solutions to everything you want and need your deck to be. We'll ask questions you may not even think of on your own to create the perfect deck.

That means we custom design your deck and not just build it. You get 3D renderings like the one shown below to help visualize your deck. From simple to the most elaborate, Breyer will honor the trust you place in us with a deck you will love — a deck that provides decades of enjoyment. Contact us for your deck project.

See also...

  • Get Inspired - This is a resource packed section where you will discover exciting possibilities while preparing to interview deck builders before having your new deck created.
  • Our Custom Decks Photo Gallery - This extensive gallery of past projects designed and created by Breyer Construction will offer useful ideas and options you'll want to consider for your own deck.