Choosing a new deck is an exciting, and sometimes confusing time!

It’s normal to feel unsure about what type of decking makes the most sense for your needs and tastes. Whether you’re looking to renovate an existing deck, or construct a new one, there are many factors to consider when choosing a deck.

Most homeowners prioritize their choice around the budget they have to spend. While budget is important, the infographic below will walk you through the other important questions to consider.

Using the wrong decking material can lead to expensive repairs down the road. It’s always a good idea to take your time when deciding what you need in a deck, and speak with a professional about how to make your dream deck a reality.

The first question to ask yourself is, “will your deck be located over a living space?”




Workability, durability, and intended use are all important to consider when choosing a deck.

Whether you decide to go with waterproof vinyl, composite, liquid deck coating, or wood, we can help!

More important than the decking materials you choose, is your decking contractor. Simple mistakes made on a fun day of DIY-ing can lead to tremendous pain and costs later. Unless you’re an experienced DIY-enthusiast, we highly recommend working with a trusted pro to install your deck.

Not sure if you’re working with the right company? Ask your decking contractor these questions before you get a quote.

Citywide Sundecks and Railings is Nanaimo’s complete decking contractor. We’re proud to offer homeowners the best value, and highest quality sundeck solutions. Call us; we can help you choose the best deck for you.

Check out more about our complete deck construction and renovation services, or fill out the form below for your free quote!