As deck boards, Cedar would cost more than most pressure treated lumbers. It is, however, a lot cheaper than other decking alternatives and options, such as cypress and redwood.
One of the most obvious benefits of Cedar decking is that you get to create a warm and romantic deck with a golden-brown color. In addition, Cedar decks look more natural than the pressured treated lumbers with a greenish appearance. When it comes to aesthetics, there is no better option for the natural look and beauty of a genuine Cedar.
As your Cedar boards continue to age, however, your wood will begin to develop a silver-gray color. Fortunately, you may prevent this by sealing the deck boards with clear finishes.
Strong and durable
When it comes to durability, Cedar is without a doubt the best decking material available to date. Unlike most decking materials, Cedar comes with organic chemicals in its fibers that help repel insects and prevent rot. In addition, Cedar decking boards are able to resist twisting and warping better than other decking materials, even if they are exposed to extreme weather for a great deal of time. With Cedar, rest assured that you will have a beautiful deck that will last for a number of years.
Workable and flexible
Cedar is fairly workable with any power tools and woodworking equipment. Moreover, you can stain this decking material in an array of colors, besides it natural look and tones. Cedar is applicable to a wide array of luxurious finishes, such as natural beautiful semi-transparent, traditional solid colors, chic shabby bleaches and luxurious dark stains. On top of it all, this woodworking material offers a broad range of grades, surface textures and lumber dimensions. Regardless of the effect you want, Cedar would definitely make a great decking option.