Hardwood Decks Poughkeepsie NY

Owning an elegant hardwood deck in Poughkeepsie 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

Coral Acres Nursery Inc
(845)255-6634
912 North Mountain Road
Gardiner, NY
Neico Landscape Supply
(845)236-6686
1100 Route 9W
Marlboro, NY
Northeast Masonary
(845)485-5815
120 Hooker Avenue
Poughkeepsie, NY
Creative Gardens
(845)255-8880
189 Bush Road
Stone Ridge, NY
RTI Industries
(845)223-3812
20 Southern Drive
Stormville, NY
Agway
(845)266-3494
Salt Point Road
Clinton Corners, NY
William J Farrell Stoneworks Inc
(845)691-7761
24 Main St
Highland, NY
Leptondale Nursery & Greenhouse
(845)564-0466
1889 Route 300
Newburgh, NY
Coon E A & CO Florist Inc
(845)876-3092
17 Spring Brook Avenue
Rhinebeck, NY
Unique Lawn Care
(845)569-0158
75 Pressler Rd
Wallkill, 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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