Wood Decks

Triad Installations – Your Licensed Greensboro Wood Deck Contractor in Kernersville Greensboro High Point & Winston-Salem. We are a Custom Wood Deck building company that specializes in the construction of small to large projects to enhance your outdoor living lifestyle. Triad Installations has been in Business since 1984

Deck building is on the rise. According to a 2011 report by The Freedonia Group, leading business researchers, “U.S. demand for decking is forecast to rise 3.0 percent annually through 2015

As a priority, location, location, location is now being replaced by space, space, space, as homeowners strive to utilize every inch of their land. A deck, one way to maximize even the tiniest backyard plot, can be any size, shape or configuration as long as it conforms to the geography of the land and a home’s style and profile

Types of Wood Decks

You have two main categories of deck materials to choose from: natural wood or manmade products – but there are lots of options within each of these categories. The most popular wood products are treated lumber and cedar. Other species of wood such as redwood and hardwoods like Ipe, jojoba and tigerwood are also used on decks

The majority of decks built today are made of Pressure Treated wood. The main reason people choose wood is for the initial cost savings.

Knowing that where you live and how much you can spend may be deciding factors—here are the likeliest natural wood choices for deck building:

Redwood is easy to work with, naturally decay- and insect-resistant and rugged enough to avoid warping and splitting.

Cedar resists moisture, rot and insect infestation. If untreated, it weathers to a silvery gray but is easily stained or sealed.

Douglas fir, like spruce, is not only a source of beauty but also very strong. It responds well to hand- and power-tool use and, properly treated, is decay-, mold- and termite-resistant.

Cypress is strong, with natural resistance to decay. It’s also easy to work with—either with hand or power tools.

Hemlock boasts a uniform wood grain as well as a natural resistance to decay. It, too, is easily dealt with.

Southern yellow pine, when pressure-treated, is durable, strong and environmentally friendly. NOTE: In 2003, when high toxicity was discovered in pressure-treated wood, new regulations were established. Manufacturers now use nontoxic chemicals to make that product safe as well as rot- and insect-repellent. Decking experts at say that “pressure-treated lumber provides greater strength and is less expensive than other deck materials. Use it to frame the structure, and then choose another material for decking and railings.”

Exotic wood choices. These species are more durable, more difficult to work with and more expensive,” says The Home Depot. Choices include cambara, meranti and ipe also called Brazilian walnut, which is an extremely dense material and also a renewable product—one of the best choices for outdoor decking

Maintaining Wood Decks

Because decks are exposed to the elements all year round, it’s a good idea to establish a routine of upkeep that’ll protect your deck and prevent expensive repairs.

Here’s a simple maintenance schedule to help keep your deck safe, sound, and looking great.

Thoroughly sweep the deck, Sweeping goes a long way

Start by brushing the whole deck with a stiff broom. This helps get rid of loose dirt and lets you see where caked-on mud and moss might be lingering. A weekly sweep also helps prevent water and dust from drying out your boards.
Pressure washing is another option, but it can splinter wood and strip the deck of its protective coating

Choose an appropriate cleanser.

Wood deck: Use a standard deck cleaner and follow its directions. Some require the decking to be wet first. Some don’t.

Clean the deck. Choose a cloudy day when the decking is cool and the sun won’t evaporate the cleaner.

Wood deck: Use a paint roller, a garden sprayer, or a stiff-bristled brush broom to apply the cleaner. Don’t let it pool. Don’t let the deck dry until you’ve scrubbed it clean. Then let it soak according to manufacturer’s instructions (usually about 10 minutes). Rinse thoroughly with clean water. Let the Deck Dry

Why Hire US for building your New Wood Deck?

I’ve dedicated my business to helping you and other consumers understand remodeling design and construction. That’s why I publish my free remodeling reports.

My installers are highly skilled, certified and conscientious technicians. All have at least 15 plus years experience and training. We do not employ any “kids” or spare-timers, no subcontractors.

You will receive a written schedule and written proposal for your project. You’ll always know what we’re doing and why we’re doing it.

Everything is included, no hidden surprises.

We will treat your home with as much care and respect as if it were our very own.

All work performed by Triad Installations Company is guaranteed against faulty workmanship for five (5) full years from the date of installation. There will be no charge to the client for labor or materials on any repair due to faulty workmanship during that (5) year period. If you should find something that you would like repaired, simply call our office. We will promptly schedule a service appointment within 48 hours of your call. You will be given an exact day and time so that your time is not wasted waiting around for the serviceman. We’re on your side!

Professional Memberships and Certifications

Triad Installations understands the importance of continuing education and professional associations. We stay current on products, new trends and our suppliers.

  • Member of the National Association of Home Builders
  • Member of the Central Carolina Better Business Bureau and BBB A+ rated Accredited Business
  • Owens Corning Preferred Provider
  • CertainTeed Master Shingle Applicator Certification
  • VSI (Vinyl Siding Institute)Certified Installer
  • EPA Lead based paint Contractor (for those with homes built prior to 1978)
  • GAF Certified Contractor
  • Atrium windows certified installer.
  • Norandex, Alside, Royal vinyl siding installer.

Why trust anyone else with your most valuable asset, your home? Call the experts at Triad Installations, your Kernersville and Greensboro High Point area Wood Decking and Home Improvement Company at 336-854-5706

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