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Decking Options – 2013 Comparison Guide to Deck Materials

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When deciding to build the deck of your dreams, it’s important to make sure you invest in material that will last for years and not be a hassle. The first step in making sure you will live happily ever after with your deck is making sure you know all the material that is available for you to choose from. Once you see all that is out there, you will discover what thousands of other homeowners already know; Advantage Hardwoods are the most ideal choice for your unique project. Continue reading

Massaranduba vs. Redwood: What Is the Best Choice for Your Deck?

When it comes to choosing Massaranduba or Redwood, your choice should be simple! Here’s why.

When it comes to choosing Massaranduba or Redwood, your choice should be simple! Here’s why.

If you are interested in California Redwood for your deck building project, then I bet that you think it has a striking red color. Well, the truth with Redwood is that this softwood actually requires staining if you want that color. With Massaranduba, you will get a natural red to reddish brown hue. You can also preserve this color by annually applying deck oil. The finishing process is different with Massaranduba because no stripping and sanding is required. With a deck made from this sustainably harvest Brazilian redwood, all you need is a couple of hours and you’re done.

If you’ve done your homework, then you will know that higher cost grades of Redwood are more durable than most. This is good news but did you know that it is quick to weather and split? You will have to constantly maintain it. By choosing Massaranduba, your deck will have an average lifespan of over 25 years! This hard and heavy wood is extremely resistant to both decay and termites, which means that you can relax knowing that continuous maintenance is not in your future.

Watch this video to get more information when comparing Redwood to Massaranduba: Continue reading