While you have your choice in materials to choose from at 4GC we prefer composite.
Wood has traditionally been the most common type of decking material, alternatives to wood like composite
and PVC are becoming more popular each year. It’s easy to see their appeal, as they offer lower maintenance and longer lifespans
and, when considering maintenance cost differences, can actually be economical over time than wood. Ultimately, different materials
are appropriate for different circumstances.
TREX® | TIMBERTECH® – CERTIFIED INSTALLERS
A deck designed with composite decking – TimberTech® or Trex® – minimizes maintenance and ensures that your new deck lasts as long as possible.
Composites are naturally resistant to splintering, cracking, warping, mold, and nearly every other problem that wood decking faces. If you’re looking
for a new deck that is going to last for years to come and require little to no maintenance, a composite deck might just be for you. Not to mention composite
decking materials are completely weather-resistant and come in just about any color you could ever need to bring your indoor style to your outdoor living space.
> 4GC is a Platinum TimberTech rated contractor in the Chicago area!
- Unrivaled design and performance
- Sophisticated, real-wood aesthetics
- Stays cooler on hot days
- Ideal for everyday decks, pool surrounds, waterfront retreats, and rooftop escapes
- 50-Year, 30-Year and 25-Year Limited Fade & Stain Warranty
Trex was designed with the beauty of wood decking, but not all the maintenance. Our high-performance, eco-friendly composite boards withstand years of sun, sleet and snow, keeping their rich color. Trex is low-maintenance.
Offers the only wood composite deck board that can be installed in the ground, on the ground and underwater. That’s because every MoistureShield deck board is equipped with our proprietary Solid Core.
This innovation creates an impermeable barrier that fights against damage from moisture, rot, insects, and other harmful elements — all day, every day.
Pressure treated wood
Pressure treated wood is wood that has undergone a special process to make it more durable and less susceptible to decay, insect infestation, mold, and water damage.
Some pressure treatments can even make the wood fire retardant.