I'm still green to the deck business & I have never dealt with cedar yet. Nor know much about it's positives & negatives. I have a homeowner I am meeting with Saturday that wants to discuss them. Can anyone provide me with a little comparative info pressure treated vs. cedar? I'm going to do some ...
A fence using cedar will have a nicer look after 10 years than a fence that used pressure treated pine. Western red Cedar is a light weight wood which causes less stress on the posts and framework, resulting in a longer lasting fence.
In terms of physical characteristics, cedar differs from pressure-treated lumber because of differences in wood species apart from their decay resistance. Red cedar is, for example, not as hard as yellow pine, making it more vulnerable to gouges and scratches when used in applications such as deck flooring.
Pressure-treated lumber is rot and insect resistant, but it's cheaper than redwood or cedar and is widely available across the U.S. Deck builders use it to build the support systems for decks because it holds up well and is often masked by the deck flooring.
I will be building a deck shortly, and want to know people's oppinion on Cedar or pressure treated. I am planning on using wood, and I want to know if people think they both wear the same, and use the same maintenece. From my understanding Cedar is more money, because its a prettier wood, but it no ...
Cedar vs pressure treated for me (a contractor) comes down to price, if you are going to let your deck go silver (which most people do) then opt for the pressure treated and save yourself some money that you can spend somewhere else on your outdoor projects.
No comparison in my opinion. Pressure treated cant compete.
Ipe, as a deck wood is next to perfect, a beautiful exotic wood from S.America. Ipe decks and all ipe wood decking structures are hard, strong, and naturally resistant to rot, abrasion & weather.
Cedar and pressure-treated wood are two readily available and popular options. Many homeowners make their choice for decking based on looks, durability, maintenance and costs. If you are in the midst of making a decision on which kind of wood to choose, it may be helpful to examine decks that have already been built.
For the new deck, I used pressure-treated framing lumber, of course, and installed composite decking and western red cedar guardrails. The refurbished deck got the same decking and guardrails plus some extra joists to support them.
I just put in a deck and used treated pine. The builder wanted to use cedar, but my feeling was that pine would be better for me. Another concern might be that by using old growth cedar we might be doing more damage to the environment than by harvesting the faster growing, more replaceable, pine.
About Cedar Decks . Cedar is a beautiful and high-quality wood that is easily recognizable for its reddish-brown color. The wood contains natural preservatives, so, unlike pressure-treated wood, it does not require any type of chemical treatment.
We like to say is that cedar is better than pressure treated, but it is still a world apart from Ipe Decking when it comes to toughness, beauty, and life span. We also like to offer our Garapa or Massaranduba as less expensive options compared to Ipe.
According to the annual Remodeling magazine "Cost vs. Value Report," you'll get back nearly 75 percent of what you pay for a deck if you sell your home within the first year after the deck is built. That investment can vary widely, from around $15 per square foot installed for pressure-treated Southern yellow pine decks to more than $30 per ...