Outdoor Mahogany Decking
Mahogany decks are a big investment for the homeowner. One of the biggest advantages of investing in mahogany decking is its durability. Mahogany decking is considered to be one of the most durable materials currently available. It is extremely hard and is not susceptible to dents or scratches. This durability makes it very unlikely that the mahogany decking material is going to warp or crack over time. Customers who have used this type of material have generally reported good results with the durability. Another advantage of installing a mahogany deck is the look it provides. Many homeowners love the look that mahogany wood can provide. Most mahogany wood has a deep, rich look unlike any other type of wood out there. This provides a unique look that is sought after in many areas. When treating mahogany decking, you do need to paint or stain the exterior surfaces to extend the life of the wood.
Homeowners are advised that when installing mahogany decking that they should use stainless steel nails or screws as others may not penetrate the wood as well as they should. If you are not using a nail gun for the installation of mahogany exterior decking, it may be necessary to predrill the holes for the nails. If you try to just nail them in without doing this, even the stainless steel nails will bend. The screws also tend to leave a jagged edge because this wood is so hard.