deck specialists inc ct deck builders

Designers and builders of elegant outdoor PT treeated Ipe and composite decks, a Connecticut CT deck building contractor

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    Deck Specialists Inc ipe deck builder Custom Ipe,PT     Composite Local Deck Builders
 Locally Owned & Operated in     Hartford County Connecticut CT

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      PO Box 2001
      Manchester CT 06045

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Types Of Decks We Build

these are the most common deck materials we work with (we do work with other composite on an individual basis)

  PT (pressure Treated Southern Yellow Pine)
We still build a fair share of Treated decks and dollar for dollar PT decks are a great buy. PT decks do require an initial sanding and sealing as well as some regular sealing's or staining, the key here is the first sealing (which we apply) is done correctly and when the wood is still very fresh. This initial treatment  insures the wood seasons/ages gently and will greatly enhance the lifespan and beauty of your PT deck.
  Ipe (ironwood):
what we like about Ipe:
Ipe is the hardest densest deck material real or synthetic. It will last well beyond any other outdoor decking, it is rot and decay resistant, does not split and splinter like other woods and is easy to pressure wash. Many companies are rallying to produce composites that look like and try to last like Ipe, most times at costs greater then ipe itself. Ipe is a fantastic buy and an excellent outdoor deck material, It's beauty and durability is 2nd to none.
  Tigerwood (goncalo Alves) : Tigerwood's striking grain is a conversation piece. the beautiful wood tones actually become richer when exposed to the sun. Although not as dense as Ipe, Tigerwood is still very tough and durable. It is not necessary to oil or seal Tigerwood, but maintaining  the rich deep color and striking grain contrast  several oiling's in the first few years are recommended. We thoroughly apply the initial oiling and recommend as many as 3 light discreet coats in the first year.  Tigerwood decking contrast nicely with our white solid vinyl rails!
  Evergrain composite deck: Evergrain offers a softer more organic look then most other composites. The deep embossed grain and excellent natural color pallet looks much more like a real wood deck. While the surface is quite hard and durable, Evergrain performs well and is truly "easycare" requiring only light periodical cleanings. Evergrain is tough enough for careful pressure washing. Evergrain does not have a fading problem like Trex and some of the others had, initially the color will slightly fade to the desirable final shade or color. Evergrain has been our favorite composite and a consistent performer.
Azek: Azek and other PVC lumbers have made a nice splash on the market. Azek is lighter then most composites and very easy to work with. Azek is a very neat and clean and looks like vinyl siding we are used to seeing on houses. defiantly not to be confused with a look of real wood Akez almost has a hygienic look. Can be too artificial looking for some while others find the same attribute desirable. Darker colors are subject to chalking. we enjoy working with Azek and some of the other cellular PVC's.
Rails we offer
Our white solid vinyl rail system King posts rail system      Ipe rails (also offer tigerwood)
  *note we also offer matching Evergrain composite rails
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DECK SPECIALISTS INC your local custom Ipe, composite and treated deck builder in Connecticut CT 
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