Hardwood Decks Troy NY

Owning an elegant hardwood deck in Troy 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

Albany Marble Inc
(518)489-8989
470 Central Avenue
Albany, NY
Sundown Lawn & Landscape Inc
(518)861-7034
871 Altamont Voorheesville Rd
Altamont, NY
Sipperly Brothers Landscaping
(518)785-3181
81 Latham Ridge Road
Latham, NY
Aubuchon Hardware
(518)399-4003
Mayfair Shopping Centre
Schenectady, NY
Wolberg Electrical Supply - Schenectady
(518)381-9231
152 Erie Boulevard
Schenectady, NY
R & S Contractors
(518)482-5880
396 Central Avenue
Albany, NY
Richard H List Inc
(518)355-9030
7005 Dunnsville Road
Altamont, NY
Tommasini Greenhouse
(518)877-0986
59 Hubbs Road
Ballston Lake, NY
Willow Spring Perennial Farm
(518)383-1675
214 Riverview Rd
Rexford, NY
Imperial Landscape Inc
(518)356-7079
115 Horizon Boulevard
Schenectady, 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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