Decks are extremely popular outdoor features throughout Montana and Builders FirstSource has the decking & railing products and selection to make your deck project stand out. Wood and composite deck are the most popular products for decks and will instantly add value to your home and luxury to your lifestyle. A new deck can also improve your home’s curb appeal and provide an extension of the living space for outdoor gatherings. Whether you live in Great Falls, the Helena Valley, or the Butte region, Builders FirstSource has the displays and resources to start your project on the right foot.
Composite decking brands such as Trex and Timber Tech are two of the most modern and popular options for decks and are available at all Montana Builders FirstSource locations. Composite decking is made from wood and recycled plastic fibers. It comes in a variety of colors and textures to mimic real wood. Most composite products come with a warranty of up to 25 years and design options are almost endless. Composite decking is a little more expensive than wood but will not need staining or as much annual maintenance.
Wood decks made from cedar or redwood are common throughout the state of Montana. Wood can be a more affordable option and holds up well if it is maintained, even in our rugged climate. Wood is beautiful and stable; is resistant to rot, decay, and insects; and is easy to install. For a truly unique appearance and exceptional durability, check out some of the exotic hardwoods such as mahogany. They are excellent decking products but significantly more expensive.
The first thing people notice on your deck is the railing. Because of this, the railing presents an area of creativity. Although railings greatly influence the overall appearance of a finished deck the main purpose of the railing is to provide safety. By combining different styles, posts, balusters, lengths, and types of railing you can create a system that suits your taste and functional needs. Cable railing systems are very popular and create a distinctive look for the deck. They are made from high-strength, low maintenance steel cable and are weather tough. Don’t forget the accessories such as lighting, post caps, built-in benches, and privacy screens to give your deck the finished look.
Each of the Builders FirstSource Montana locations can help you create an outdoor space that is perfect for your home. Builders FirstSource has deck displays showing many of the most popular products and options. We also offer delivery of the materials directly to your home or jobsite. Builders FirstSource can help you design the deck, select the materials, and introduce you to a professional contractor if you don’t have one.