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Top 3 types of decks- which one is for me?

Updated: May 23, 2023

Zuri deck with pool. light wood. white vinyl
Zuri deck with pool

Choosing the right decking material is crucial when it comes to building a long-lasting and beautiful deck. With so many options available in the market, it can be overwhelming to make the right choice. However, there are three popular decking materials that homeowners commonly use, and it is important to understand their pros and cons before making a decision.

PVC Cellular:

  • PVC Cellular decking is made entirely from non-recycled virgin vinyl.

  • PVC Cellular decking is highly durable, fade-resistant, and easy to maintain.

  • PVC Cellular decking does not rot, warp, splinter, mold, or mildew, making it ideal for outdoor use.


  • Composite decking is a mixture of vinyl and organic material.

  • Organic material in composite decking can lead to mold growth.

  • Composite decking is not as long-lasting as PVC Cellular decking.


  • Wood decking is less durable than it used to be due to speed-grown trees being used for wood harvest.

  • Juvenile wood cannot withstand harsh weather conditions.

  • Wood decking requires more maintenance than other decking materials.

Wood used to be a popular choice for decking, but its quality has declined over the years. Speed-grown trees for wood harvest are unable to withstand harsh weather conditions, making wood less durable than it once was. Composite decking, a mixture of vinyl and organic material, can also be problematic due to mold growth caused by the organic component. While composite decking lasts longer than wood in mild weather, it does not have the longevity of a PVC cellular product.

Our recommendation is PVC Cellular decking, a synthetic material made entirely from non-recycled virgin vinyl. PVC Cellular decking is highly durable, resistant to fading, and easy to maintain. It is impervious to rot, warping, and splintering, and does not mold or mildew like composite decking. Additionally, it is resistant to insects and moisture, making it perfect for outdoor use. With a wide range of colors and textures, PVC Cellular decking allows homeowners to customize their deck to their personal preferences.

If you are considering building a deck or upgrading an existing one, don't hesitate to contact Midtown Home Improvements. As one of the largest residential deck builders in the nation, we specialize in providing high-quality products and services that meet the needs of our clients. Our team of experts is committed to delivering exceptional results that exceed your expectations. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and let us help you create the deck of your dreams!

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