On Decks: Choosing Your Wood Wisely

In the Midwest, harsh winters and extreme temperatures mean our porches and decks can take quite a beating. This means taking extra care to make sure the materials used are extra tough—without sacrificing aesthetics.

In our showroom, contractors and do-it-yourselfers alike can find solutions to maximize the potential of outdoor living spaces, including decking woods, railings, stains, fencing and more.

So as you settle in for a long winter’s rest, here’s a little primer from our friends at Kansas City Homes & Gardens (kchandg.com) on some of the most popular (and sustainable!) decking options out there—from mahogany and redwood to cedar or pressure-treated wood.