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Sweetwater Deck, Inc.
215 Eagle Ridge Drive
Philadelphia, TN 37846
Phone/Fax: (423) 337-3251
Mobile: (423) 371-3035
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TN General Contractor License #48643

Charter member of
The North American Deck and Railing Association

Member of
Home Builders Association of Greater Knoxville
Home Builders Assoc.
of Greater Knoxville

Materials Guide: For Decks, Railings, Screened-In Rooms, Sunrooms and Arbors

It wasn't long ago that the only choice for an outdoor living space project was wood, which came in perhaps two or three species. However, thanks to an explosion of composite lumbers, plastic decking materials and exotic hardwood imports, there's now a dizzying array of decking materials available. Sweetwater Deck Inc. works with a wide variety of materials, colors and finishes. The choice is yours and our recommendations will help you choose the right materials for your project.

  • Decks & Railings:
    • Wood
      • Pressure Treated Wood
      • Exotic Hardwoods
        • Tiger wood
        • Ipe or Ironwood
      • PurewoodTM
        PureWoodTM Thermally Modified Wood Decking begins as natural, renewable lumber. Then it undergoes a unique heat-based, chemical-free process that changes compounds in the wood. PureWoodTM is further enhanced with a factory-applied, premium sealant specifically designed for thermally modified wood. This product is considered "green" because of the lack of chemical treatments.

    • Composites
      Composite lumbers are products of wood-reinforced plastic usually made with recycled products and itself is recyclable. Composite lumber doesn't have the load-bearing strength of wood and cannot be used as joists or structural members, although some companies offer stronger glass-reinforced products. At present, composite products retail for more than the cost of real wood, but have lower life-cycle costs when the expense of cleaning, painting, staining and preserving wood are figured into the equation. Some of the name brnad products used by Sweetwater Deck Inc. include:
      • TimberTech
      • Evergrain
      • Elements

    • Full Polymer
      • Azek
        AZEK Deck, made of cellular pvc (polyvinyl chloride), is engineered with proprietary ProcellTM technology and AZEK requires little maintenance to retain it's beauty. An occasional soap-and-water cleaning keeps it looking new. AZEK Decking is mold resistant, since the cellular pvc formulation doesn't contain wood fibers which promote mold and mildew growth. AZEK Deck has the workability of wood and you will love the lasting beauty of your AZEK Deck, with colors that won't fade and the look, feel, and sound of wood.

      • TimberTech

  • Screened-In Porches, Rooms & Sunrooms:
    • All stick built!
    • Architecturally correct
    • Roofing materials
    • Windows
    • Eves
    • Overhangs
    • Soffitt and fascia
    • ....All to match home. It will look like it belongs - NOT an after thought.

  • Arbors:
    • Rough sawn cedar
    • Azek
    • Fiberglass

Don't hesitate. Call (423) 337-3251 or contact us by form to get your outdoor living project started today.

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