It might seem that choosing the right type of fencing or decking for your home improvement project would be easy: wood's wood, right? However once you scratch the surface(no pun intended!) you will quickly find that there are a wide variety of different raw materials to work with, each presenting their own particular advantages and downsides.
From the rich, ancient appearance of hardwood to the most modern Composite alternatives there are an almost infinite variety of options to choose from.
As with anything else in life there really is no wrong answer as to which alternative you should choose. It all depends on your personal preference, budget and project needs.
From a cost point of view, a good rule of thumb is that Softwood will tend to be on the cheaper end whilst Hardwood and Composite usually cost more.
From a maintenance point of view Composite is the clear winner - it is designed to be easy to maintain and it will take very little of your time to keep it looking fresh and new.
Softwood is very flexible and easy to work with and - as mentioned before - tends to be the cheapest alternative.
Ultimately your best option is to decide upon the general project you want to undertake, have a think about your budget and maybe take a look at the various options from an aesthetic point of view – perhaps a particular type of wood just “jumps out” at you!
Then, its really best to contact a professional to help advise you further and to help you turn your project into a reality.
At Leeds Decking and Fencing we are expert in picking out the right materials to deliver the project that you want. We can help you with all stages of your project and are committed to delivering work on time and to our customer’s desires. Why not Contact us Today to learn more!