ROSSELLI
ROOFING & SIDING, LLC
5 Roy Court
Wantage, NJ 07461
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PRESSURE-TREATED and COMPOSITE DECKS

Pressure-treated Decks

Pressure-Treated Material

Pressure treating is a process that forces a chemical preservative deep into the wood. The wood product is placed into a humongous cylindrical holding tank, and the tank is depressurized to remove all air. The tank is then filled with the preservative under high pressure, forcing it deeply into the wood. The wood is removed and prepared for shipment to your local lumberyard.

This process makes the wood quite unappetizing to all vermin, insects, and fungus, which accounts for its 20-year plus life span under the harshest conditions.

Currently, there are four levels of pressure treatment, regardless of the chemical used as a preservative. These are based on the intended use of the product and the measurement is in pounds of preservative per cubic foot of wood product. The ratings and suggested uses are:

0.25 – Above Ground
0.40 – Ground Contact
0.60 – Permanent Foundation
2.50 – Salt Water

This information is required to be posted on each board and is either marked with ink on the board or on a plastic tag that is stapled onto the end of each treated board. Generally, this is not something for you to be concerned about, since your local lumberyard will only carry the types suitable for your climate. Always let the sales representative know the eventual location of the pressure-treated lumber – above, on or below grade – so that you can make the best choice for your application.

We prefer deck quality materials from Azek Building Products and Trex.

Composite Material

Composite decking material is composed of several different recycled materials, though mainly hard plastic, and wood. This type of product came about to extinguish the problems of typical wood decking. Wood fades, molds, cracks, splinters, and needs to be treated and sealed regularly for the deck to maintain its original look and feel. When composite-decking materials came on the scene less than a decade ago, it curbed many of the problems typically associated with wood decks.

This type of decking is a little more expensive up front than wood materials. Where you save money is that you will not have to treat a composite deck, it won't crack or splinter (causing you to have to replace individual boards), and this material has exact, uniform coloring.

While a wood deck might be cheaper to build, it will continually cost more money each season in maintenance and repairs. With composites, a little washing every now and again it all it needs.

There are as many as 10 brands of composite decking materials on the market today. Some brands are best used for Oceanside decks, as they are more resistant to the salt in the air; some are the most solid; some offer more colors; some have more unique railing systems. The choice is yours as to which brand fits your exact needs.

When composites came out, they were touted as never staining, never needing maintenance, and never fading. Now that a few years have passed, homeowners have seen the truth behind these claims. While no product will ever be able to replace the natural beauty of wood, since composite decking materials are man-made, they can also be man-improved.

Rosselli Roofing & Siding specialize in difficult assignments, frequently using extraordinary materials and demanding techniques. So, if you're looking for something unique or just a project done correctly, you've come to the right professionals to do the jobWe've Got You Covered!

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