A mid-priced product, cedar sits between treated-wood decks and Trex Transcend composite decks in terms of price. Although a beautiful wood to work with, cedar requires staining and occasional treatments after that, like any wood. However, cedar decks still require green treated substructure for safety and longevity. We commonly finish our cedar decks with cedar trim and fascia. This covers up any beams or green treated substructure to give a great, cohesive finished look. Deck boards should be fit tightly because they will shrink some over time. We carefully trim and precisely cut all pieces for our cedar decks.
Additionally, we usually run a herringbone pattern for most of our wood decks, which gives a unique feel to every deck or screen room we build. Aluminum balusters are a common choice for railing over wooden spindles; they add character to the finished product. Just like any other wood deck, cedar decks require annual maintenance and staining to keep them looking good, stay protected from the elements, and prolong the life of the deck. If you have additional questions about cedar decks and screen rooms feel free to email us, write on our blog, or call us.