5 Benefits of a Cedar Deck  

There are many wood deck material options to choose from, and several companies have produced PVC and composite options. But there are also a variety of wood options like pressure-treated, ipe, and other exotic hardwoods. However, cedar stands out as a timeless choice. From its natural rot-resistant properties to its ability to adapt to various finishes, cedar decks offer many benefits. 

Here are 5 reasons you should consider using cedar for your deck project:  

  1. Naturally Rot-Resistant  

Cedar is highly resistant to rot, decay, and insect damage. Its natural durability helps ensure your cedar deck remains sturdy and structurally sound for years. Cedar decks have an expected service life of 25 years, but with proper installation and maintenance, they will likely last even longer. Another benefit is that cedar is dimensionally stable, so it’s less likely to warp, cup, or twist over the years.  

  1. Flexibility in Finishing  

Whether you prefer a rich, dark stain or a light, natural hue, cedar takes finish extremely well. We recommend using an oil-based finish like Cutek for the best results, but there are also a variety of other stain options.  

Why We Recommend CUTEK Extreme to Finish Decks.

For those who prefer the more rustic look of aged wood, you can also choose to let cedar weather naturally. Unfinished cedar decks are still structurally stable and can last 25+ years.  

Did you know that we offer factory-finishing for cedar deck boards?    

We sand and finish boards Before delivery, cutting down on your finishing time.  

If you would like to learn more about our factory-finishing, let us quote your next project. 
  1. Workability   

Cedars’ lightweight nature means easier handling, transportation, and installation. Its soft texture and straight grain are also gentler on tools than other decking options 

  1. Sustainability  

Harvested from responsibly managed forests, cedar is a renewable resource that minimizes environmental impact. By opting for cedar, you not only invest in the longevity of your deck but also contribute to the preservation of our natural resources.  

  1. Timeless Beauty  

Renowned for its beauty and warmth, cedar is a classic choice that will never go out of style. If you are tired of the current finish on your deck, cedar offers you the versatility of sanding and re-staining, meaning you can change up the colour without removing and installing a new deck!  

If you are interested in learning more about cedar or are looking to start planning your next project, we would be happy to connect you with one of our skillful salespeople.