Wood Decking Materials, Building Supplies, in Colorado
Whether you’re building a new deck or replacing an old one, purchasing the best in decking products from Rocky Mountain Forest Products means you’re sure to receive high quality materials at unbeatable prices. We offer traditional, exotic hardwood or composite materials for any decking needs you may have. There are benefits and downsides to each type of decking- it just depends on what your motivation and end goal is with building your deck.
With the booming housing market in Colorado, deck construction will continue to grow as the market remains strong. There is plenty of opportunity for our Colorado deck contractors to build various types of decks for homeowners. There are many new composite deck lines that are emerging, and we are proud to supply many of them to our contractors and homeowners. Want to stay traditional and create a deck that will last for decades? Cedar and Redwood decking is still as popular as ever and isn’t going anywhere.
Denver Wood Decking Supply
Building or repairing your deck is a great way to improve that value of your Denver home, while also providing a terrific location for family entertaining and fun. A well-constructed deck allows you to enjoy outdoor living, and high quality decking materials are an essential determinant of your deck’s design and longevity. At Rocky Mountain Forest Products, you’ll find a solution for all of your decking needs.
How much linear footage do you need for a wood deck?
The majority of suppliers sell based on linear footage. Convert your measurements here:
Why should I use cedar for my decking solution?
Cedar has the smallest environmental footprint of any other building material. Additionally, it is both renewable and biodegradable. Cedar is an incredibly strong yet lightweight material that allows any homeowner or contractor to shape their deck into any design that he or she chooses. There are different grades of cedar, so give us a call to learn what grade is best for you. When a timelessly natural look is the top priority for a homeowner, cedar decking is an easy choice!
How are exotic hardwoods different from other decking materials?
Exotic hardwood decking has three main advantages over all other decking materials:
- Unparalleled Beauty– The distinctive grains and colors that are found in exotic hardwood are impossible to beat. Regardless of the look desired- contemporary, rustic, or distinctive – there is an exotic hardwood species that will accommodate the project.
- Durability- Exotic hardwoods are considerably more dense and durable than ANY other wood decking. These woods will endure abuse from patio furniture, grills, pets, and foot traffic far better than cedar or redwood.
- Quality- Exotic hardwoods naturally have very few branches. This results is a finished piece of lumber that has almost no knots, or is “clear” as we say in the lumber business. In addition to the lack of knots, all of our exotic hardwood decking is kiln dried. That means each piece of decking will be more stable with less warping, twisting, or crooking.
What does 'checking' mean?
During the drying process, the ends and surfaces dry first and this means that they shrink. But, the core remains swollen. The different rates of drying cause cracking at the ends and surface of the lumber. This reaction is called “checking”. Why does this matter? A relatively small amount of checking is deemed acceptable under the grading rules for lumber and the amount allowed, varies by grade. The amounts allowed are based upon the effect that these defects have on various strength properties of wood.
How do I clean and maintain my composite deck?
Composite decking materials are pretty resilient. Clean your deck at least twice each year to remove pollen, organic debris, dirt or stains. Generally, a broom or a blower will work better than a hose for removing scattered organic materials like leaves. Over time, especially with kids and pets, the deck may become soiled. Dislodge accumulated dirt with a broom or by using soap and water with a scrub brush. Scrubbing in the direction of the grain is best. Afterwards, thoroughly rinse off the entire surface with a garden hose.
Wood Decking Options We Offer
There are two different types of traditional decking that we offer: cedar and redwood. These two softwood species have been used in exterior construction in North America for over one hundred years. Generally, our redwood and cedar decking materials in Denver are more economical than either composite or exotic hardwood decking and tend to create a more rustic appearance.
We are proud to supply a variety of hard-to-find exotic hardwoods. Choose from Ipe, Champagne Ipe, Fijian Mahagony, Red Balau and Tigerwood. These products are highly desired due to their incredible natural beauty, durability, and almost complete lack of knots. Exotic hardwood decks in Denver and Colorado tend to be more expensive than traditional redwood and cedar decking, but for a good reason. It provides one of the highest values of decking material available.
We carry mulitple lines of composite decking for all of of our customers’ varying needs. Choose from multiple lines of Green Bay Decking, Evergrain Envision, Fiberon, Trex, TimberTech and Fortress. Our composite decking materials in Denver require very little maintenance. Sweep them off, rinse them down, and that’s it for most composite products. New technology coming out with composite decking makes this an exciting product to be involved with.
Not all composites are equal
While we carry a wide variety of of composite decking lines, not all of them may suit your decking needs. It’s best to talk to a decking expert and learn which one is right for your specific needs. Some items to consider are your budget, exposure to sunlight, moisture, appearance, building codes and any extras. Don’t get too caught up in a desired color preference that you choose a product that will not best fit your needs.
There are two common types of composite decking- capped and uncapped. Although uncapped composite decking works in many cases due to its ability to resist mold, decay and stains, a capped composite board adds an extra layer of compressed materials that will plug off areas on the boards to help keep moisture and dirt out. For this reason, capped composite decking is typically a superior product. To find out more about which composite decking is best for you- give us a call!
Don’t Forget Your Railing, Stain,
Redwood, Cedar, or Pressure-Treated?
Ask our decking experts which species handles the harsh climates of Colorado best.
A traditional wood deck is usually constructed of cedar, redwood or pressure-treated. These softwood species have been used in exterior construction in North America for over one hundred years. They perform much better than cheaper woods, like spruce, pine and fur, that are commonly sold by bigger suppliers. If you are interested in learning more about traditional wood decks, feel free to contact a decking specialist today!
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Looking for Hard to Find Exotic Decking?
We stock more exotic hardwoods than any supplier in Colorado.
Explore the beauty of Ipe, Fijian Mahagony, Red Balau and Tigerwood. Don’t see what you’re looking for here? We can find anything you’re in the market for!
Exotic hardwood decking tends to be a bit more expensive than traditional decking, but for good reason. It provides one of the highest values of any deck material available. To put it simply, you get a lot of “bang for your buck” because of its durability and aesthetic value. If you are interested in learning more about our exotic hardwood decking, please contact us to speak with a decking specialist today!