Designing Deck Goals

  • Sustainability
  • Warranty
  • Free of maintenance
  • Visual appeal

Deck Materials

  • Pressure-treated lumber
  • Composite
  • Redwood or Western red cedar
  • Aluminimum


National Contractors has many years of experience in building and replacing wooden decks. Decks must be built to the same code requirements as framing inside the house. All lumber should be water resistant like redwood, cedar, or pressure-treated wood. Decking planks, fascia, and even railing may be made from engineered lumber like Trex or TimberTech. These materials, with beauty of wood, will not rot, split, or deteriorate, and require no painting or staining.

Decks more than 24" above grade must be surrounded with a railing. Wood railings are often being replaced by vinyl reinforced with aluminum and wood. Check Fairway Vinyl Systems and Phoenix Manufacturing for more information.