When it comes to deck installation, we can all be guilty of mentally jumping forward to the finished deck, imagining ourselves out on it enjoying a cold beverage on a warm summer evening.
Yet part of the fun of a new deck is in the details. It’s those accents that make your deck your own, setting it apart from so many other decks and making it a valuable addition to your home.
Those details start with the deck installation and continue through the decking materials you use to finalize the project.
And while there’s nothing like standing out on your deck, we hope you see with this article just how satisfying the process of putting your deck together can be, too.
Today, we’re outlining the great deck installation and decking material options we have to offer for you at Johnson Lumber.
What You Need To Know About Deck Installation
Johnson Lumber is proud to serve our Maryland customers with deck installation, porch installation, deck repairing, and deck resurfacing.
In addition to Johnson Lumber’s over 100 years of experience in the region, our installers and technicians have their own experience in creating and installing beautiful decks.
When you know the materials come from an established company like ours and are being installed by the teams we use, you know the experience is going to be a satisfying one.
Pressure Treated Decking at Johnson Lumber
Are you looking for pressure treated decking for your next project? We’ve got dimensional lumber, decking boards, and premium grade pressure-treated lumber from Culpeper Wood Preservers, ideal for both residential and commercial customers.
Cedar Wood Decking
Ready to channel the Pacific Northwest? Consider the beautiful Cedar Wood decking material.
Ideal for rainy environments, cedar wood has natural oils that helps it to protect itself from damage by water and insects. It is also resistant to cracking, cupping, and warping.
Homeowners also love it for its low-fuss maintenance. When all it takes to protect is just a semi-transparent stain or water-repellant finish, you’ll have more time to spend enjoying the deck itself.
Ipe Wood Decking
This is one of the best decking materials available today. Known as Brazilian walnut decking, ipe wood is being used in both residential and commercial projects.
As an exotic hardwood, it is naturally resistant to decay, certain insect infestations, and rotting. It’s also highly rated against termites. While its strength has many benefits, ipe wood has even been known to break saw blades!
Because of that rich, beautiful color, ipe wood decking does require additional attention to prevent too much weather. Without it, the color fades to a soft silver. We recommend using a UV protectant coating. Or, if you’re okay with that gray, weathered look, just let it be. The wood itself won’t lose integrity, and can last up to 75 years without needing to be replaced.
PVC & Composite Decking
While natural wood decking materials have their advantages, composite decking is becoming increasingly popular, too. Made of plastic and wood fiber, composite decks are easier to maintain.
They are also available in colors, patterns, and styles that more realistically imitate wood decks, making them an ideal combination for homeowners interested in a beautiful style, but who don’t want to worry about upkeep or maintenance.
The Composite Decking Materials We Stock
Outdoor Railing For Decks
To keep your loved ones safe, it’s important to make sure your deck has great quality railings.
At Johnson Lumber, we have both affordable and premium options of aluminum, plastic, and wooden railings. For the ease of your installation, these railings are available in-stock or within a few days. In addition to the material, we have a variety of colors, styles, and finishes.
Our most popular outdoor railings include:
- Atlantis Rail Systems: stainless steel
- Azek Premier: composite
- Deckoraters: aluminum
- Endurance: vinyl
- Intex: Cellular PVC Extruded Rail System
- Timbertech: capped wood, aluminum, composite
- Trek railings: aluminum, composite
- Wolf: vinyl, composite
Outdoor Lighting For Decks
Make sure you can get the most out of your deck by getting proper outdoor lighting that integrates with the rest of your outdoor living area.
The high-quality outdoor lighting options we offer include:
- Aurora deck lighting
- Dekor’s lighting options
- Solar lighting
- Timbertech’s Decklites – both low voltage and high impact
To complete your deck to your liking, Johnson Lumber offers decking accessories that will help with your deck installation.
These additional decking products include:
- FastenMaster Timberlok
- Swan Timber Tamers
Hidden Fastening Systems
- Concealoc for Azek/ Timbertech
- Trex Hideaway
- Camo Hidden Fasteners
- Cortex for Azek/Trex/Timbertech & more
Under Deck Dry Area Systems
- Dry Space
- Rain Escape
- Zip-Up UnderDeck ceiling
Work With Johnson Lumber On Your Next Deck Project
Narrowing down which decking materials and decking accessories to use for your deck installation projects isn’t always easy.
If you’d like a helping hand or you need some guidance, we encourage you to reach out to the expert team at Johnson Lumber.