After you decide to build a patio, you are then faced with many more decisions. You have to decide your budget, how you want it to look, and where you’re going to get your equipment and materials. You also need to decide whether you’ll try to build it yourself or have a professional do it. No matter which way you go, you will also need to choose which type of wood to use for your project.
The wood of the famously large California redwood has many benefits associated with it. It is a highly durable material that resists rot. As it ages, it will take on a pleasing grayish hue. Just make sure that after you’ve installed it on top of your patio deck supports you do something to protect the wood from moisture. You can do this easily with one of a wide variety of clear sealants. This will add a great number of years to your patio’s lifespan.
Ipe is an exotic wood that comes from South America and has many great qualities. Its durability and density give it some level of fire resistance. It also has incredible rot and pest-resistant properties. If you build a patio with this kind of wood, it is sure to look attractive.
When you’re searching for these wood types, be sure that you purchase from ethical sources. Trees are very important for the environment. Many companies are using recycled wood and re-growing forests, which is helping to heal the earth as well as keep it healthy. Ask the company that you’re purchasing from about where they source their wood and if they use sustainable practices.
You will definitely be able to enjoy a deck that will look attractive and last for a long time while feeling pleased about protecting Mother Earth if you focus on sustainability.