Wood Decks, Trex® Decking & Custom Staircases
Titan LLC.’s full landscape design services include custom wood decks and Trex® decks, staircases and railings. We are a design and build deck company servicing Alaska from Anchorage to Eagle River
A good wood deck transports you to another world, or at the very least extends your living space outdoors. It allows you to project yourself into a landscape without destroying it. A truly great wood deck is suited to the site and delights the eye. As examples of our work show, a wood or Trex® deck can capture a view, turn even a tiny sunlit space into an outdoor room, and expand the feeling of spaciousness by helping the boundaries between indoors and outdoors disappear. With so many materials and techniques now available, the only limit is at the edge of your imagination
Wood Decks & Trex® Decking
Cedar wood decks require regular maintenance or they will not last as long as they should. Even though cedar is naturally rot resistant, constant moisture, freezing and thawing, and varying wet and dry conditions will age the wood. For that reason, it is suggested every spring and fall that you should clean the wood deck and protect the surface with a stain every 2-3 years. It is not recommended to paint cedar wood decks. Cuts and holes in the paint retain water which can lead to cracking once dried. This is the reason that paint chips on wood decks and must be re-done every few years. When cedar wood decks are stained, there isn’t a color in the world that will replace its look and feel. With a little regular care, you will find that cedar wood decks can last 15 years or more depending on the care and the climate.
Titan LLC. has also begun building wood decks with a form of pressure treated wood called sunwood. This wood is smooth in finish and slightly darker than Cedar as it has been pretreated to resist external elements. We have found that these wood decks can be slightly more economical in cost but are a great alternative to cedar and doesn't require initial staining. As with all wood decks, it is still susceptible to sun exposure and will lose its color after a few years. Titan LLC. recommends that at least two coats of stain be applied before your deck has gone through its first winter if it is Cedar.