We Proudly Offer Discounts for Military, Seniors, Teachers, and First Responders

Get Your free estimate!

Proudly serving North Carolina

tap to call! 336.329.3667


Get Your free estimate!


  • Get Your free estimate!

Deck Builder Wilmington NC – Trust the Professionals

deck builder Wilmington NCIf you hire a deck builder Wilmington NC contractor for your next deck project, make sure you hire the best. At Xterior LLC, we have over 45 years of combined experience serving NC homeowners. By choosing a top-rated deck construction company, you can ensure your new deck will last.

How Long Will Deck Timber Last?

The longevity of your deck depends on the materials chosen before the construction. Here at Xterior, we use and recommend two main types of deck materials:

    • Traditional Wood: This is for the homeowner on a budget. However, don’t let the cost fool you. With the right installation, traditional wood decks can last for decades. Painting and treating with topcoats can add extra longevity to your traditional wood deck.
  • Composite: This low-maintenance option will last even longer than traditional wood. Also, consider that you won’t be painting it, so you must choose the finish carefully. That said, keep in mind that composite decking material is more expensive than wood.

Additionally, keep in mind that with traditional wood, there are several specific types of wood. For example, you could choose pressure-treated pine for a very economical deck. On the other hand, you can choose a longer-lasting hardwood.

Wood Deck Material – Which is Best?

There is no right or wrong answer when it comes to what type of wood you should pick. If you aren’t using composite, you have several wood options.

    • Cedar – It depends on the specific type, but untreated cedar will generally last around 15 years. By maintaining and treating a cedar deck, you can increase the lifespan to 20-25 years.
    • Mahogany – This is a long-lasting wood. If your deck is well-ventilated and maintained, it will easily last 20+ years.
  • IPE (pronounced EE-pay) – One of the best traditional wood materials out there is IPE. This dense wood naturally repels insects. Additionally, the density makes it resistant to rot. Because of this, IPE can easily last 25+ years. It is the same type of wood used for many beach boardwalks. They chose it for the boardwalks in Atlantic City and the Las Vegas Treasure Island resort. That proves that it stands up to the elements and heavy use.

In general, other types of wood last anywhere from 15 – 30 years. If you maintain your custom deck through regular treating, it will last longer than untreated wood.

Although these woods do last a long time, composite decks last even longer. In fact, some manufacturers of composite decking products offer a lifetime warranty. Conservatively, a well-built composite deck should last 40 years. Hiring the best deck builder Wilmington NC construction company will ensure that your deck lasts, regardless of material.

Increasing Your Deck’s Lifespan with a Top Deck Builder Wilmington NC Company

Did you know that it is more than just the material that determines the lifespan of your deck? Yes, composite typically lasts longer than wood, but even more important is the quality of the work. Here at Xterior, we take pride in ensuring that your deck will last as long as possible. To see some of our completed projects, just scroll through our gallery.

It all starts with a great frame. If you have an existing deck, we might be able to build on the frame instead of starting from scratch. A solid frame that doesn’t sag, sway, or shake is important.

What we’ll never do is build a new deck on an existing dangerous or sub-par frame. With a weak frame, you could be putting your family at risk. Also, it goes without saying that a weak frame does not increase the lifespan of your deck! Do not hire a general contractor with no deck experience. Hire a company that knows exactly how to build a safe, solid frame.

Contact us today at 910-240-3729 to discuss more about your decking options. Or, request a free quote online.


Get Your free estimate!