What is a metal frame for Deck?
Why use a metal frame for an outdoor deck?
A metal frame for your outdoor deck is much more durable than a wood frame. Wood frames are susceptible to rot, insect infestation, and Splitting. Metal frames are not susceptible to these issues, making them a much more durable option for your outdoor deck. With proper care, a metal frame can last for decades.
Insects such as termites can cause serious damage to a wooden deck frame, so a metal frame is a much better option if you live in an area where these pests are common. Rot can also cause serious damage to a wooden deck frame, so a metal frame is a much better option if you live in an area with high humidity levels or if your deck is regularly exposed to water.
Ease of Maintenance
A metal frame for your outdoor deck is also much easier to clean and maintain than a wood frame. Most deck builders say that wood frames and wood beams require regular staining and sealing in order to protect them from the elements. Metal frames do not require this level of maintenance in order to stay in good condition.
Additionally, if one of your wood deck boards becomes damaged, it can be tricky to replace it without damaging the rest of the boards. With a metal frame, however, damaged boards can be easily replaced without affecting the rest of the deck, which means that a steel-framed deck has a better evolution in time rather than a pressure-treated lumber-framed deck.
Disadvantages of using a metal frame for your deck
1. Metal frames are more expensive than wooden frames.
2. Metal frames conduct heat and cold better than wooden frames.
3. Metal frames are not as easy to work with as wooden frames.
4. Metal frames are not as aesthetically pleasing as wooden frames.
If you’re in the market for a new deck, consider using a metal frame. Metal frames are much more durable than wood frames and they are also fire resistant. You can find metal frames in a variety of colors to match your decking boards or the exterior of your home. Metal frames are easy to install and require very little maintenance over time. Get in touch with us if you need help installing framing for your new deck.