Allweather Wood: Cedar Deck Specialists in Edmonton

A well-crafted cedar deck will not only add beauty, but also value to your home. To make sure your project is handled correctly, come down to Allweather Wood in Edmonton. Our knowledgeable staff are here to help in any way we can – which is why we've compiled some answers to our most frequently asked questions:


How Much Does An Average Deck Cost?

That question can be very hard to answer. It is like asking how much does a house cost? Our decks can range from $22/ft2 and up. Our average deck, installed, costs approximately $35/ft2 to $50/ft2.


What Are Low-Maintenance Decks?

We have many different products to choose from, including composite material, vinyl, and PVC. We prefer saying low maintenance over no maintenance as the deck does need a good wash every now and then as it sits outside in the elements.


Why Should I Choose You Over Another Deck Company?

Allweather Wood / Cedar Village has been producing decks since 1982. We employ local deck builders, who take great pride in their handiwork. We also aren't a high pressure deck building company. We prefer that you think things through and mull your ideas over before we build as we want to build the deck that makes you happiest and that you are satisfied with.

Why Choose A Cedar Deck Over Pressure-Treated Lumber?

Currently we build 100 cedar decks for every pressure-treated one. We prefer using natural outdoor cedar to chemically treated wood. We also find a lot less slivers and a deck that looks better now and in years to come.


Should I Stain A Cedar Deck?

That's an opinion call, but if you do, you will have to do it again. Staining a cedar deck will preserve its colors and will keep it from weathering grey. If you chose to allow your cedar deck to weather grey, you may still want to consider using a clear preservative to prevent moisture absorption.


What Does Your Guarantee Cover?

Our 1-year guarantee covers any problems relating to our workmanship.


Do You Charge For Your Designs?

The answer to this question is most of the time, no. If you are getting a deck built and are in the Edmonton area we will give you a full design and price. If you are building it yourself we have a consulting service.

How long have low-maintenance decks been around?

We sell Western Red Cedar which has been around since the dawn of time and consider it to be maintenance-free if you let it grey. The first manmade decking is Trex®, which was started in 1992. It is made of recycled wood and plastic and called a wood composite.


Why Would I Buy A Deck From Allweather Wood / Cedar Village?

We like to use the word value. We believe we sell the best deck for the money. We use the best materials, using licensed craftsmen, give great service, and back it up with the best warranty in the business.


Why Are People Putting Built-In Lighting In Decks?

There are a few good reasons for installing low voltage lighting in your new deck. Most people work all day and enjoy their decks in the evening. Lighting adds a great look without turning on the flood lights. Lighting built into steps is a great safety issue. When steps and level changes are lit, people will have less chance of tripping. The third benefit of lighting is a cheap means of a burglary system. Burglars don't like well-lit backyards.


How Long Does It Take To Build An Average Deck?

Every deck is different. They range in price from $2,000 - $50,000 or more. An average deck in the price range of $7,000 to $10,000 can be built in approximately 1 week. When we start a deck project, we rarely leave until we are done. Our builders work 5 or 6 days/week and are at the job unless it is raining.

What Is The Life Expectancy Of A Low-Maintenance Composite Deck?

Composite products have been around for about 10 years. Most of the manufacturers offer warranties from 10 years to lifetime. Any of the low-maintenance products will outlast wood which has a life expectancy of less than 10 years and most of them will last as long as you are in your home and longer.


Are Composite Materials Heavier Than Wood?

Some composite products are heavier than wood but many are lighter. Regardless, each deck is constructed with the span length of the product and the weight of it taken into account.


Do I Need To Get A Permit?

Yes, a permit is always recommended. Check with your local building department to see what they require but generally, any deck over 2' in height requires a permit. If no permit is obtained, there could be a problem with the sale of your home if you put it on the market. Use your local building department as a resource for any building code requirements.


What Do You Use For Substructure?

Cedar Village uses Premium Kiln dried, pressure-treated lumber for the substructure. Generally, 2"x8" or 2"x10" is used and is spaced 16" apart. Every deck follows all municipal building codes.

What Is My Deck Going To Look Like In 10 Years?

It all depends on what product is used for the decking. Some age and weather better than others. If you use inexpensive decking products, you will be replacing your deck within 10 years. Cedar decks will have faded to a gray colour or, if stained, will have discoloured to some degree. Most low-maintenance products, if properly cleaned and cared for, will look similar to when they were installed except for some fading. However, they will not have warped, cracked, or rotted as wood decks will do.


Can I Pick My Material?

We have a strict policy that customers are not allowed to pick through materials based on colours or number of knots per board. We offer a few grades of material and have very minimal fall down in product. We take pride in the quality of our products and will not sell a customer poor quality material.


I Am A Contractor, Do I Get A Deal?

We offer contractor programs based on the volume of purchases that have been completed within a period of time. We also offer credit accounts for approved contractors with a registered business.


Do You Deliver?

We deliver within Edmonton and surrounding communities, charges will apply. If the customer is outside of these limits we offer the option for the customer to choose their courier. We will ship COD for these customers.

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