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Knot Just Decks uses a variety of lumber grades, so you can select the ideal natural wood for your special deck. We also offer Trex composite decking, which gives the appearance of hardwood with minimal maintenance. Both natural wood and composites are attractive and long-lasting.


How do you choose which type of deck is best for your home?


Ask yourself the following questions:

  • Will your deck be exposed to direct sunlight much of the day? Composite materials tend to retain much more heat than natural wood. (Of course, you could always add an awning, canopy or pergola.)

  • How much time are you willing to devote to maintenance? (Or how much are you willing to spend for someone else to maintain your deck?) Wood decks require routine maintenance: Washing, staining, sealing and inspections for rot and insect damage. Composite decking requires little to no maintenance. All you need is a broom, hose, bucket and sponge.

  • Do you prefer consistency or the variations that nature provides? Wooden decks have “character marks” and color variations; most composite decks are much more consistent with regard to color and patterning.

  • Are aromatic qualities important to you? If so, a natural cedar deck may be the way to go. If the smell of natural wood does nothing for you, you may want to select composites.

  • What do you consider “green”? Wood decks are composed of 100% biodegradable materials. On the other hand, composites are made from recycled materials. So it all depends on your definition of “green.”

More Advantages to Trex Composite:

  • Trex composite decking will not splinter, rot, warp or attract termites.

  • Trex composite decking requires minimal maintenance. A simple scrubbing with soapy water and a soft-bristle brush is usually all that’s needed. So you can spend more time enjoying your deck and less time maintaining it.

  • Trex composite decking is fade and stain resistant.

  • Trex composite decking is mold and mildew resistant.


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