Hardwood Decks Albany NY

Owning an elegant hardwood deck in Albany can feel like a tropical fantasy. The rich color variations and stylish grains of woods like ipé, mahogany, and walnut provide an exotic twist to a home's outdoor extension.

Local Companies

Tru Green
(518)374-4000
25 Walker Way
Albany, NY
Seasons Supply CO
(518)371-5730
852 Grooms Road
Clifton Park, NY
Northeast Wood Products
(518)861-5275
2 Van Buren Blvd
Guilderland, NY
Mineral Springs Lawn & Landscape
(518)235-9116
219 Mineral Springs Rd
Melrose, NY
H Lambert Paving
(518)756-9368
611 West Deans Mill Road
West Coxsackie, NY
Northeastern Landscapes
(518)356-0921
Osborne Road
Albany, NY
Granite Mountain Stone Design
(518)218-0926
4 Walker Way # 1
Albany, NY
Heldeberg Bluestone & Marble
(518)872-0242
Po Box 36
East Berne, NY
Landscape Inc
(518)489-2341
239 Maxwell Road
Latham, NY
Hotaling Landscaping
(518)765-2730
2 Circle Drive
Voorheesville, NY

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Source: BUILDING PRODUCTS Magazine
Publication date: May 29, 2007

By Jeffrey Lee

Owning an elegant hardwood deck can feel like a tropical fantasy. The rich color variations and stylish grains of woods like ipé, mahogany, and walnut provide an exotic twist to a home's outdoor extension.

But caring for tropical hardwoods can be a nightmare due to the staining, oiling, and washing required--and that's not to mention those pangs of guilt every time the environment-conscious homeowner thinks about the rainforest from which the woods were harvested.

For these and other consumers, composite decking manufacturers are delivering durable, low-maintenance boards with the more refined look of tropical wood. "High-end decking people like the richer colors, the hardwood look," says Kevin Brennan, vice president of sales and marketing for TimberTech, which offers its Earthwood plank in a tropical walnut color.

Though these high-end composite offerings are generally three times more expensive than basic pressure-treated pine, they're priced only slightly higher than lumbers like redwood, cedar, or ipé, and can be cheaper than more exotic woods. Basic composite decking, offered with fewer colors or options, is about two times the price of pressure-treated pine. Considering its minimal maintenance cost, composites can be a better value after just a few years.

Composite decking is sustaining its growth. Demand will expand more than 15 percent annually through 2009.

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