The outdoor deck is a popular feature that is part of many homes today. For those who are contemplating building one, there are several materials to choose from. And cedar outdoor decks are popular choice for outdoor projects. The most obvious advantage of outdoor decks made by cedar woods becomes apparent to anyone who sees the finished product: cedar is a naturally beautiful wood that needs no staining or painting to enhance its visual appeal. Cedar outdoor decks are great addition to any home to improve the aesthetic of the house or yard. Beyond looks, however, cedar is a great choice of decking material because it is also naturally resistant to weather damage such as UV exposure, rot from moisture, mold build-up, and mildewing. It is further resistant to bug infestations and warping, meaning the cedar deck will require less overall maintenance than decks made from other materials.
Cedar is a lightweight wood as well, meaning it will be easier to work with during construction. Unlike other types of woods generally used for outdoor decks, cedar will not absorb a significant amount of moisture, even when left untreated, so building a cedar deck as opposed to a pine deck will mean less cost in terms of application of waterproofing materials.