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Redwood Vs. Plastic Decking (Part 2)

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Redwood-deck-pool-and-spaOur blog post last week outlined some of the key differences between Redwood vs. Plastic Decking (Part 1). Because there are so many important differences in these materials, we wanted to share additional information so that our readers can make the best choice for their home or business when it is time to install or remodel an outdoor deck.

One of the most important differences to consider when selecting outdoor decking materials is aesthetics and how the materials will look once installed. There’s a reason redwood has been the favorite choice of contractors and architects over the years – natural beauty. Redwood possesses a unique grain pattern that is completely different from board to board. In addition, the color of redwood is unparalleled; warm red and creamy yellow tones are the hallmark of real redwood. Color like that is not available in a formula – it can only come from nature.

Another important consideration for outdoor decking materials is the extent to which they will blend with the natural environment. Many homeowners prefer for their outdoor living environment to blend harmoniously and create a relaxing space for enjoying time with friends and family. Natural materials, like redwood, are the best choice when it comes to choosing materials that will blend in naturally outdoors.

When thinking about redwood vs. plastic decking another consideration important to many homeowners is versatility. Because it is so versatile and workable, redwood is a top choice for fencing and garden structures, as well as planters and porches. Homeowners desiring a harmonious backyard with different structures made from the same material will find that redwood is one of the easiest materials to work with. And, structures made with redwood can be easily painted or stained to match a favorite color, existing siding on a home, or other color palette desired by the homeowner.