Stay Traditional with a Redwood Deck
There are lots of modern decking options these days, and we’ve looked at a few of them:
- Residential Steel Decking Offers Low Maintenance Alternative to Wood
- “Tropics” Composite Decking Looks Like Exotic Hardwood
- Eco-friendly Rubber Composite Decking Made from Recycled Tires
- Your Dream Deck Could be Made from… Rice
But, at the end of the day, many homeowners prefer good, old-fashioned wood.
Redwood is a popular choice since it’s attractive and holds up better than many other species, and maintenance requirements aren’t usually huge. “Sweeping and clearing the debris on top of and in between decking boards helps prevent mildew, fungus and algae growth. A further rinsing with a garden hose will remove the dirt and grime, while the stubborn build-up can be removed by scrubbing with a non-ferrous bristle brush and a solution of warm water and a mild detergent. Rinse afterward. Typically, this is enough to keep your deck in good order.”
Picture and information from the California Redwood Company.