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    What are the best choices of wood when choosing Deck Lumber?

    Congratulations, you're about to build (or rebuild) a deck! While this is a one of those highly rewarding projects, it does come with its own challenges. One of the first of which will be trying to determine what the best choice of wood is when choosing the deck lumber for the project. Here's a quick look at three of the more popular choices you'll encounter when you head to the deck lumber depot:

    Cedar Decking.
    If you love the natural appearance of wood, then you'll want to consider cedar. The deep red, heartwood portions are rot resistant and able to withstand excess moisture when properly maintained. Most homeowners can expect a deck lifespan of 15 to 20 years if resealed every other year.

    Pressure Treated Decking.
    This is generally the most economical deck lumber choice as treated decking tends to cost less than both cedar and composite decking at most lumberyards. However, be sure to select pressure treated boards that are labeled as 'premium' or 'choice' to avoid the problem of low-quality, moisture-filled boards prone to shrinking and warping. Pressure treated decking can last as long as cedar decking but must be kept well maintained with regular preservative treatments.

    Composite Decking.
    If you hate maintenance projects, then buy composite decking. While it does cost more upfront, composite decking lasts longer than cedar and won't rot, splinter, or twist due to its makeup of recycled products. While some people don't like the even look of it (although you can stain it), this is a top pick for its maintenance-free nature. The most you'll have to do post-installation is a quick hose spray for general cleanup.

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    Where Can I Buy Deck Lumber in Houston?

    Bayou City Lumber offers a vast inventory of deck lumber that is available for resale. Located on Telephone Road in Houston, Texas, we have an 8.5 acre lumber yard that has a variety of timber for sale. Whether building a deck for a private residence or a commercial property, our company will have the inventory needed to create a long lasting, sturdy structure.

    We, at Bayou City Lumber, keep a number of timber options available in stock at all times. This allows our customers to readily purchase the construction materials needed to complete a project. Our company keeps lumber in various treatment levels, sizes, shapes, and lengths in stock to meet customer demand.

    Our inventory also includes a vast selection of FSC lumber, or Forest Stewardship Council lumber. Some resellers are certified to sell FSC materials, but do not keep them readily in stock. Our company is not only authorized to sell this type of construction material, but keeps it in stock at all times. Visit us at Bayou City Lumber to explore our current inventory of lumber products.

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    Which Lumber Yard Offers the Best Quality on Deck Lumber?

    Bayou City Lumber keeps an inventory of treated wood and composite decking in stock. This provides customers with the ability to browse multiple construction material options and choose the best one for a particular project. All materials are competitively priced and high quality.

    Our current inventory includes treated lumber in varying treatment levels, shapes, lengths, and sizes. Customers looking for Fiberon decking in Houston will find our current inventory also contains a vast selection of styles and colors from this well-known composite lumber manufacturer.

    In addition to our extensive inventory, customers will find our experience sales team helpful. Our sales associates have the experience and knowledge to help customers plan out deck projects from start to finish. We can even provide recommendations on the best products to use for a specific project. Contact us at Bayou City Lumber today to discuss a current residential or commercial project.

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WHAT ARE THE BEST CHOICES OF WOOD WHEN CHOOSING DECK LUMBER?

  • September 3rd, 2015
    Published by Bayou City Lumber

    Designing and installing a backyard deck can seem like a complicated project for the average homeowner. There are a multitude of decisions to be made. For instance, simply deciding on the right wood is a task in and of itself. Here are few suggestions on how to get started with the right wood for your particular decking needs:

    First, consider the hardwoods – The natural elements will play a large role in any buying decision when it comes to choosing a decking material. Houston, in particular, is very humid so the wood chosen must be able to handle this particular strain. Try hardwoods like oak and ipe that resist moisture infiltration and can also stand up to the incessant heat of the Texan summer.

    Softwoods are more problematic – A back yard deck can be anything from a place of restful solitude for yourself to a full-fledged entertainment space for the entire family. While softwoods like pine and fir are far more common than hardwoods, they really do not stand up to the demands of a deck. Use them for the railing if you really like the look but avoid them for the actual flooring.

    Try a Composite – Engineered or composite materials combine wood fiber, plastic, and some type of binding agent. The result is an attractive and exceptionally durable decking material. For durability and long life, a composite deck is often the best solution in humid climates like Houston’s.

  • August 27th, 2015
    Published by Bayou City Lumber

    We are living in a time of abundant choice. Decking options are no different and have been increasingly growing over the past few years. It wasn’t long ago that the only choice was wood, which came in three types. Thanks to newer available choices like exotic imports and composite lumber, however, there’s now a wide array of decking available.

    Here are the top 4 choices of wood used as deck lumber:

    1. Going Au Naturel Cedar

    Cedar is a redwood grown in the upper western states. It is a softwood that is prized for its rich color and natural beauty. Many people also like that cedar lumber is not pumped full of chemicals or preservatives. Cedar contains tannins and oils that make it naturally resistant to decay and rotting.

    It is recommended to do an annual power washing and coat of finish every 3-4 years.

    To protect the wood’s surface from the weather, and to help reduce checking (fine splits), apply a clear, water-repellent wood preservative.

    To maintain the wood’s natural color, you need to apply a stain.

    2. Getting an Exotic Import: Brazilian Hardwood

    Exotic, Brazilian hardwood is a rich-grained wood that is extremely hard, durable and naturally resistant to insects and rotting.

    Because of the density, is is more difficult to cut and drill through Brazilian hardwood. You need to first bore a pilot hole before driving a nail or screw in it. Thus, Brazilian hardwood is typically installed with some sort of hidden fastener that clips or screws into the edge of the boards.

    If you’d like to apply a stain, make sure it’s a penetrating, oil-based stain specifically formulated for hardwood decking. If you do not to stain the deck, you should apply a clear wood, UV-blocking preservative every 3-4 years.

    You should allow the wood to weather 1-3 months before finishing, so that excess oils can leach out and it can better accept the finish. It is also recommended you apply finish to both ends of every board as extra protection against checking.

    3. Being Economical: Pressure-Treated Lumber

    Pressure-Treated (PT) lumber is the most widespread and popular of the choices. This is mainly due to its affordability, but also its availability and ease of cutting and fastening with nails and screws. Most PT decking is milled from Southern Yellow Pine, and then chemically treated to resist rot, fungus and wood-boring bugs.

    PT lumber these days is treated with safer, less-toxic chemicals than in the past.

    It is recommended to do an annual power washing and an application of stain or wood preservative every 2-3 years.

    4. Choices Galore: Composites

    Composite decking represents the fastest-growing decking materials sold today and comes in a wide range of colors to choose from.

    Composites are primarily made of wood fibers and recycled plastic. The result is an extremely weather- and stain-resistant board that is free of knots and won’t splinter, warp, split, decay or rot.

    Composites have certain advantages over wood:

    • They’re extremely low-maintenance and
    • never need to be sanded, refinished or stained.

    With our Fiberon Deck Builder Tool, you can design your deck. You will even get to see how it will look!

    Contact us if you have any questions about any of the above choices of wood.

  • Lumber Yards in Houston that Sell Deck Lumber?
    Published by Bayou City Lumber

    Bayou City Lumber is the best choice when it comes to lumber yards in Houston. Our extensive inventory of lumber products makes us the leading exterior product retailer in the area. Customers will be able to find most, if not all, constructions materials needed to complete a deck project.

    Our vast inventory isn’t the only thing that makes us a leading exterior product retailer. Our experienced sales staff plays a huge part in helping us earn that distinction. Our sales associates have a combined 100 years of experience. Customers can receive product recommendations, help planning and designing deck projects, and advice on which deck lumber to use to meet green building standards from our sales associates. Visit us at Bayou City Lumber today to receive help and guidance on a current deck project.