Decks R Us uses a better grade of pressure treated wood decking than most deck builders. We found that Cox Lumber makes some of the best pressure treated wood available and, for the Mid Atlantic climate; their "#1 Natural Select" is the wisest choice.
Our pressure treated decking uses a southern yellow pine that is treated for rot and decay prevention. The best part about a pressure treated deck is the affordability compared to other decking material. It will cost about 40% less than Azek, about 55% less than Cumaru, and 60% less than Ipe. The downside is that is natural wood which means you have to maintain in every year or two. One plus is that you can stain it any color you like. You are not limited to the color selection the manufacturer offers with man-made material. The location of your house can make a difference. What “kills” natural wood, is the UV Rays from the sun. If your deck is facing west or south without shade, pressure treated may not be the best choice,” says John.
Pressure Treated Decking Maintenance
Because we use kiln-dried lumber, we recommend staining our pressure treated decks as soon as possible after installation. When you stain the deck, make sure you get a stain with UV inhibitors in it. This will usually be a stain with a tint. Most stains, except a clear stain, will have UV inhibitors in it. We recommend Cabot, ZAR, or TWP for staining pressure treated wood. You will need to stain your deck every 1-3 years, to keep it looking great and maximize the lifespan.
If you decide to get a professional to stain it for you, call us and we can recommend some professionals close to you.