Rose City Ropes would be pleased to hear from you about any upcoming decking projects on your mind!

We are happy to discuss the pros and cons of working with several different types of materials and would love to hear what kind of unique ideas and accents you want added to your deck. Here's a few options to get you started:

1. Cedar: This is the most common and most traditional choice in the pacific northwest. Cedar decks with a nice oiled finish will look beautiful for years to come while also being a reasonably priced option!

2. Trex: Composites are a fast growing market in the Pacific NW due to their low maintenance and they typically come with a 25 year guarantee from manufacturers on materials. 

3. Juniper: Did you know that we have an extremely sustainable option to us that comes from a small business here in Portland? Juniper is considered a "hard" softwood and can last up to 50 years with proper maintenance! The woodgrain and heart to sapwood contrasts are very unique and not for everyone, but if you are committed to the most eco-friendly option around, we'd argue that this is it!

If you're torn between composite and wood you might also like to know that the National Association of Realtors Research Department has listed WOOD decks and outdoor patios as two of the best outdoor upgrades to your home. They both add appeal and value to the home!