A outdoor structure attached to the house, usually elevated from the ground, that expands the living space available in the home.  At our house, the deck performs a very important job as the area where the pellet grill sears delicious T-bone steaks.

Over the last couple of decades, the trend in decks has been towards composite and synthetic materials.  However the trend now is moving back to high quality exterior woods such as Port Orford Cedar.  This is because the suppliers and consumers of composite decking have found that many of the manufacturers’ materials have not lived up to the wild claims of “lasting forever”, “maintenance free”, or “colors will never fade”.  There are some man made materials that are excellent for decks.  And if done properly, a wood deck will deliver an authentic experience and still probably outlast the owner.