Cedar & Ipe Decking

Stunning Cedar & Ipe Deck Builders in Michigan

When it comes to your outdoor living space, your deck is the center of the action!

A cedar deck, perfect for bbq and family time in the summer, built by Cedar Works.Between barbecues, soaking up the sun, and sitting under the stars, your home’s deck is where you spend the majority of your time when the weather is nice. Don’t you want your summers spent in a beautiful environment? At Cedar Works, we’re known throughout Southeast Michigan for our custom cedar decking and Ipe decking. Given our over 35 years of experience and our knack for design, we can install a beautiful deck that not only complements your home, but makes it the go-to hangout on your block!

Cedar Decking

Although widely imitated, you can't beat Western red cedar decking for a traditional wood deck. It remains the most popular choice, and for good reason. This wood's beautiful color and texture deepens over time.

Stable and long lasting, its natural preservative oils make cedar decks durable, weather resistant, and insect-free. Cedar is easy to work with, easy to shape, resists decay, and easy to finish, making it great for custom projects.

It's also a great choice for additional exterior projects, including elevated pergolas. Adding cedar decking or other outdoor structures enhances the value of any home, since its wide variety of grades and finishes complement all architectural styles.

Benefits of Cedar Decking

Natural cedar offers exceptional durability that will endure years of exposure. In fact, cedar decks typically have an expected lifetime of 25 years, and some selections last even longer. As a result of its low density, your cedar wood decking will resist:

  • warping
  • twisting
  • shrinkage
  • cracking
  • rot

With its natural beauty, warmth and character – as well as relatively easy care and maintenance – cedar will continue to be a classic decking material among homeowners for years to come. Cedar is also an earth-friendly building choice; wood can be both recycled and regenerated, and it is fully biodegradable. Green, beautiful, and a great value, cedar decks really do have it all!

Ipe Wood Decking

A wood decking material from South America, Ipe (pronounced ee-pay) has a unique ability to bring the warmth and beauty of indoor hardwoods to the outdoors.

Benefits of Ipe Decking

This wood is naturally resistant to splintering, rot, insects (including termites), ice, extreme heat, prolonged sunlight exposure, and salt. It is also Class-A fire rated for your family's safety! Ipe is a naturally:

  • strong
  • stable
  • durable

It's the perfect low maintenance material for decks and other outdoor structures. Homeowners enjoy easy installation and low maintenance.

Ipe Wood is Sustainable

We source our Ipe wood decking materials in a way that encourages responsible, sustainable, and renewable forestry practices in accordance with the International Tropical Timber Organization's guidelines. If you choose Ipe hardwood decking for your custom new deck building project, you'll be choosing the most versatile and useful organic building material in the world!

Let's Get Started on Your Decking Project

Ready to see how cedar and Ipe decks can improve your home's style? Contact your top local decking contractors at Cedar Works today! Our installation experts are ready to bring your dream exterior projects to life.