You know you want a deck, and you can already picture all of the barbecues and get-togethers in your head, but like with anything in our world, there’s a cost. Building your dream Maryland deck could cost thousands of dollars, and one way that people try to circumvent this high cost is to use low-quality decking materials. We understand the rationale, as everyone likes to save money, but as a professional Maryland deck construction company, we’re here today to spell out the true costs of low-quality decking materials.

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They Degrade Over Time

Choosing cheaper or lower-quality materials is a decision that has its benefits in the short term, but has many costs in the long term. There’s a reason these materials are cheap, and that’s the fact that there is typically something wrong with them. Oftentimes, the materials that are marked down are done so because they are defected and aren’t suitable for construction. Over time these materials will wear down at a much faster rate than normal materials, meaning you’re just going to have to replace them at some point down the line.

They’re Unsafe and Not Suitable for Construction

As we just mentioned, low-quality materials are defective in some way, and eventually, those defects are going to reveal themselves. We’ve heard some horror stories over the years of decks giving way while people are on them. Picture this: You’ve got all of your friends and family together and everyone’s having a great time. Then in the blink of an eye, the deck collapses. The last thing you want in the world is to see your loved ones in danger, but choosing low-quality decking materials is just a disaster waiting to happen.

Reputable Companies Won’t Use Cheap Materials

If you’re working with a professional Maryland deck building company, and they suggest using cheap low-quality materials, then something is wrong. Small contractors may be open to the idea, but any respectable Maryland deck construction company should be completely against using cheap materials. Anyone in the industry should know how dangerous cheap materials are, so if your contractor is willing to use low-quality materials, this should set off major red flags.

Work With a Professional Maryland Deck Builder

Here at North American Deck and Patio, we’ve been providing our deck construction services to Maryland for many years, and we’ve never used anything less than the best materials. We like to stand by our work, and no one acting ethically can stand by a deck built out of shoddy materials. If you have any questions about the materials used to construct decks, or any questions at all, feel free to give us a call. Our team of Maryland deck building experts is standing by.

Why Choose North American Deck and Patio

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Our 30+ years of experience and accumulated knowledge sets us apart from our competitors. We have designed and worked on a variety of different landscaping projects each customized to fit the needs of the customer. Our expertise allows us to ensure that you get exactly what you want – and we’ll even back it up with a warranty.

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Thousands of Happy Customers

“Jim at North American patio and deck's came up with the most ingenious way of utilizing our small very slanted very water drained environment and turned it into a virtual oasis. Making this deck the envy of all our ambitions and gem for the community.”

– C. Cross

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Anne Arundel County Deck and Patio: Annapolis (21401, 21403, 21409), Arnold (21012), Crofton (21114), Crownsville (21032), Gambrills (21054), Glen Burnie (21060, 21061), Hanover (21076), Jessup (20794), Pasadena (21122), Severn (21144), Severna Park (21146).

Baltimore County Deck and Patio: Arbutus (21227), Catonsville (21228, 21250), Cockeysville (21030, 21031, 21065), Dundalk (21222), Edgemere (21219), Essex (21221), Garrison (21055), Lansdowne (21227), Lochearn (21207), Lutherville (21093), Middle River (21220), Milford Mill (21244), Overlea (21236), Owings Mills (21117), Parkville (21234), Park Heights (21215), Pikesville (21208), Randallstown (21133), Reisterstown (21136), Rosedale (21237), Timonium (21093), Towson (21204), White Marsh (21162), Woodlawn (21207), and more.

Calvert County Deck and Patio: Dunkirk (20754), Chesapeake Beach (20732), North Beach (20714), Prince Frederick (20678), Owings (20736), Solomons (20688).

Howard County Deck and Patio: Clarksville (21029), Columbia (21044), Cooksville (21723), Dorsey (21075), Elkridge (21075), Ellicott City (21043), Fulton (20759), Glenelg (21737), Glenwood (21738), Granite (21163), Hanover (21076), Highland (20777), Jessup (20794), Lisbon (21765), Marriottsville (21104), North Laurel (20723), West Friendship (21794), Woodbine (21797), Woodstock (21163), and more.

Montgomery County Deck and Patio: Olney (20832), Damascus (20872), Laytonsville (20882), Silver Spring (20910), Clarksburg (20871), Gaithersburg (20878), Germantown (20876), Bethesda (20816), Chevy Chase (20815), and more.

Prince George's County Deck and Patio: Bowie (20715, 20716, 20720, 20721), Beltsville (20705), Adelphi (20783), College Park (20740,20742), Greenbelt (25689), Hyattsville (20781, 20782, 20783, 20784), Landover (20785), Laurel (20707, 20723), Springdale (20774), Upper Marlboro (20772, 20774), Woodlawn (21207).

St. Marys County Deck and Patio: Leonardtown (20650), Mechanicsville (20659), Lexington Park (20653), Piney Point (20674), Tall Timbers (20690)

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