Our experienced team at Best Deck Builders can recommend decking materials best suited for South Florida's weather conditions and climate. Choose from a wide range of options within each of the following categories.
Mimicking the appearance of solid wood, composite decking combines synthetic and natural materials. Although composite wood can cost more than natural wood, it offers greater durability and less maintenance for your outdoor space. Typically comprised of wood fibers, recycled or virgin plastic and chemical additives, composite decking falls into two subcategories.
Capped wood composite is sealed in a plastic shell, improving its longevity and reducing issues associated with mold and mildew.
The exposed wood fibers create greater risk of wear and deterioration from ongoing exposure to South Florida's humidity.
Polyvinyl chloride, or PVC, decking doesn't contain any organic materials such as wood. It's manufactured entirely from plastic, which may come from recycled products. PVC is one of the most expensive decking options. However, it's also very low maintenance and doesn't usually require future sanding or painting. Thanks to its lack of organic materials, PVC is the most mold--, stain- and fade-resistant decking material.
The pressure-treating process involves multiple steps.
The preservative-treated wood is resistant to rot and the elements, making it particularly effective for South Florida decking material.
At Best Deck Builders, we offer a variety of hardwood options for your outdoor living space. Ipe is a popular choice in South Florida. This Brazilian hardwood features rich brown and amber tones. Although ipe is one of the pricier decking options, its fine-grained beauty and durability is unrivaled by other materials.
Composite decking is available in a wide range of colors. Typically finished with a wood grain appearance, you may also opt to finish the material with a composite deck stain or a semigloss, acrylic latex paint.
When choosing composite decking in South Florida, you also get to choose between a grooved or smooth wood grain texture. The slip-resistant grooved texture is recommended for decking. Hidden fasteners are used for a more streamlined appearance.
Depending on the complexity of your project and availability of materials, you should allow for a minimum of 2 weeks.
When you contact Best Deck Builders with your preliminary ideas and decking features, an experienced member of our design team arranges a convenient time for you to meet with us at the property. We take measurements and inquire about the area's traffic and your specific style and budgetary preferences.
Once deciding on the materials that suit your needs, we complete a deck plan that includes materials and labor costs as well as a timeline for completion. Depending on design changes and adjustments, this aspect of the process may take a couple of days to a week or more.
Once the plans and materials are approved, they're provided to the installation team. Again, depending on the project's complexity, availability of materials and weather, decking installation in South Florida can be completed within a week. No matter what, we inform you of the timeline window required to complete your project before installation begins.
Best Deck Builder's skilled and creative team members value your time and vision. Our goal is to make your outdoor space an oasis where you go to relax and enjoy Florida's beauty. We listen to what you want and suggest the materials and design options best suited for your lifestyle and wallet.
We're available for consultations throughout South Florida, including Fort Lauderdale, Palm Beach, Delray Beach, and Lee and Miami-Dade Counties. You may arrange an on-site consultation through our on-site form, or call us at 786-529-2003. We look forward to working with you on your next outdoor project.