Decking Materials in Michigan

Over 100 Years of Dedicated Decking Service and More

For more than 100 years, the family-owned and -operated company of Mans Lumber has helped Michigan residents by supplying decking materials and wood for other projects. We also have a professional design team on staff to help create the most beautiful decks possible. Whether you have ideas or wish for them to work from scratch, we can help. We will work with you to get the necessary information about location, aesthetics, and budget to create something truly unique for your property. You can also count on us to help choose the suitable decking material and other supplies to ensure you or your team can build with confidence. We specialize in composite materials primarily from Trex decking and natural wood options like cedar. Give us a call today when you are ready to begin your next project.

We can also help supply you with the required materials for your decking project, such as deck railings, stairs, porch ceilings, and accessories. Whatever design you have us create or have in mind, we can supply your builders with everything they need to complete the job on time and within your budget. Our inventory is vast, and whether you wish to use natural wood or composite, you can shop Mans Lumber.

The Difference Between Composite and Natural Wood Decking

Composite and natural wood are the two most popular options when it comes to building decks. From constructing in the backyard to building a spot to park your boat on the lake, Mans Lumber has all the supplies you need. Trust our trained specialists to help you decide which wood is necessary for your project, composite or natural. There are pros and cons for each, and it may even simply come down to your specific taste and chosen aesthetic with the design. Your builder will also have an opinion as to what materials they prefer to use for these projects. Having an inexperienced team with materials, they have not used before can lead to wasted time, money, and decking materials. Composite wood is made from wood fibers encased within a plastic frame. They can look like wood, but they will not have all the same properties. One big downside to using natural wood is the chance for rot and premature replacement if you do not take proper care. At Mans Lumber, we will guide you to the correct decking material for your job.

Benefits of Natural Wood Decking in Your Michigan Yard

Natural wood brings plenty of benefits to your home and yard. Its beauty is unparalleled and can be extremely difficult to replicate. In order to keep that beauty through, there is a fair amount of maintenance you need to perform to prevent splinters, cracks, rot, discoloring, and more from occurring. You will also need to keep up with sealer applications and finish to prevent moisture from seeping in to ruin your decking material. While you do need to complete these maintenance services, natural wood will be the more affordable option at the time of installation. It can also gain you a higher price tag when looking to sell your home. We have a great selection of natural wood to look through for your next decking project. Be sure to speak with us about the multitude of different stain and finish options we have to help your deck come to life!

Why Choose Composite Wood for Your Decking Project

Composite decking is a new option when looking for an alternative to wood. While more expensive, they require far less maintenance for general upkeep. You can sweep or hose the deck down to maintain cleanliness without the worry of moisture getting trapped and causing potential rot. Most composite decking options are moisture-resistant to their core. You can also choose from a wide variety of colors to help meet your aesthetic needs in the backyard. Composite decking is also safe from most pests determined to chew through your wooded option. Innovative technology can now take what was once a negative and make it a positive when it comes to composite decking. The heat used to be a real issue, not now thanks to modern coatings, which can reduce heat absorption by 35% in most cases.

Reach Out to Mans Lumber For More Answers

If you still have further questions about choosing between natural or composite wood for your next decking project, please do not hesitate to reach out to our staff. We would be happy to go over all the options you have when searching for materials and give you all the pros and cons based on what you need and the design you choose. Speaking of, you can either bring ideas and pictures to us or check out our previous jobs. Our professional designers have plenty of experience and ensure each deck we draft up is unique to the individual. We will also work with your build team if there are issues or questions based on the blueprints. Reach out for all the answers and assistance you need for your decking project in Michigan.

Trex Pro Platinum Installers

    • Bella Decks
    • 1326 Hillcrest
    • Waterford, MI 48327
    • (248) 499-4800
  • Cedar Works
  • 3596 Maple Rd, #113
  • Bloomfield Hills, MI 48301
  • (248) 363-1113
  • Coy Construction
  • 4214 Martin Rd
  • Commerce Charter Twp, MI 48390
  • (248) 363-1050
  • JMJ Residential Construction LLC
  • 314 East Henry
  • Saline, MI 48176
  • (734) 931-0376
  • MGE Carpentry Custom Decks
  • 8234 Cooley Lake Road
  • Commerce Twp, MI 48382
  • (248) 363-7496
  • Woodcraft Design + Build
  • 2420 Crooked Lake Rd
  • Howell, MI 48843
  • (734) 837-4200

It’s your choice!

For your outside decks and patios! All types of woods, PVC, composites available. All types of stain colors. Maintenance free and environmentally friendly, ask us how!

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  • Largest selection of hidden fasteners IN STOCK!
  • Largest selection of hardware IN STOCK!
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  • Did we mention it is probably IN STOCK? You just can’t get this kind of personalization at a Big Box Store.

Along with residential homes, Mans has provided best decking material and many beautiful and functional decks for commercial uses in apartments, marina’s and lounges for outdoor smoking usage.

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  • For those who prefer the look of a wood deck and cannot be swayed otherwise, the deck building experts at Mans Lumber & Millwork may suggest cedar decking. Cedar decks are resistant to rot and damage from insects, although cedar wood does have the tendency to splinter. You won’t have to worry about your cedar deck warping due to moisture since cedar decking is resistant to the elements and changes in temperature without chemical treatment. Cedar decks don’t need to be stained and require far less maintenance than other types of wood decks on average. Homeowners also favor the distinctive color and aroma of cedar decking. Wood treatments and seasonal maintenance in the spring and before the onset of winter will also help prevent damages and weathering to your cedar deck, so it looks its best. Your family will enjoy spending quality time on your backyard cedar deck for many years to come.

  • You’ll be the envy of the neighborhood with eye-pleasing composite decking that’s pest-resistant and low-maintenance for superior durability. Composite decking mimics the finish and texture of genuine wood decking without ever having to be sealed, stained, sanded, refinished, or painted. When you invest in composite decking, you can be confident of its long-lasting qualities and resistance to fading over time. Splinters are also never a concern with composite decking, meaning you can walk barefoot across it any time you want. Composite decking provides a modern, clean look that can be customized for your property. It’s also an environmentally-friendly decking material you can feel good about choosing because it’s made of recycled wood and plastic fibers.

  • Whether you’re interested in cedar or composite decking, Mans Lumber & Millwork has all your outdoor decking needs covered in Southeast Michigan. Although both types of decking may cost a little more upfront than other wood types, they’re worth the investment because they’re built to last without extensive maintenance or repairs. Besides decks, we also supply materials for deck railings, stairs, porch ceilings, and accessories. Put the finishing touches on your new outdoor decking and ensure it’s handicap-accessible with wood, PVC, or composite deck railings. Have you considered adding flower boxes, trellises, benches, porch ceiling fans, or outdoor lighting to complete your backyard oasis?

  • Do you have a specific idea in mind for your new outdoor decking, or could you benefit from expert advice? Mans Lumber & Millwork offers residential deck design services to make your dream deck a reality. We’ll help you customize your deck for beauty and functionality, so it feels like a natural extension of your home. Thanks to the aid of industry-leading software from our manufacturers, we can show you a custom design from the convenience of one of our showrooms. We’d also be happy to pair you with premium deck contractors for your wood or composite decking to ensure your satisfaction.

Decking Options

  • Railings For Decks

    When it comes to railings, Mans Lumber & Millwork can truly offer choices from A-Z. Who knew there were so many choices? Our thoroughly-trained staff can guide you in making the right selection for your home or business based on style, current structure, and accent needs. We also have the LARGEST amount of deck railing options available in Southeastern Michigan for handicap-accessible railings. Your choice! All types of wood, PVC, and composites deck railings available.

    Deck railings provide the finishing touches for your new decking. Safety is the practical consideration behind the installation of deck railings, including handicap-accessible railings. However, in selecting deck railings, keep maintenance in mind. Additionally, there is also an aesthetic component: Choosing wisely from among the various deck railing styles is critical to the project from a design perspective. Largest selection of railings in STOCK in Southeastern Michigan!

  • Accessories For Decks

    You have the deck designed. Now how about deck accessories? You know at Mans Lumber & Millwork it’s your choice. and there are so many options! Have you considered outdoor lighting?

    Perhaps you need a custom deck accessories, flower box, trellis, benches, or storage unit. Our creative staff can help with that. Hard to find deck hardware products are easy with Mans Lumber & Millwork. You name it, we’ll find it for you.

  • Porch Ceilings For Decks

    Outdoor Porch Ceiling Ideas

    Have you given thought to your deck and porch ceilings? These are important details that you will have to live with for years to come. At Mans Lumber & Millwork, we have options for screened-in porches and glass porches with design recommendations for lighting and fans.

    A porch ceiling need not be boring. Are you thinking of plywood, vinyl beadboard ceiling or tongue and groove? A great ceiling adds lots of charm. Your choice! All types of woods from cedar to oak, PVC and composites available.

    Your choices! Hundreds of porch lighting options, Ceiling medallions, vinyl porch ceiling material, ceiling mouldings, and architectural/structural beams. The sky’s the limit!

  • Design Services For Decks

    When you work with Mans Lumber & Millwork to create your deck design you can expect very personalize service. Our experienced staff will find out what your goals are first to make the very best recommendations for your project. A well-designed deck brings added beauty and functionality to any home, allowing the impression of quality and style you’ve created inside to extend outdoors.

    Deck Design Services – Some things on our checklist include: Will you entertain often? How will you use your deck? Will you use it frequently, sometimes, or only on the weekend? We can help clients map out their wishes with a blueprint or custom design right in our showroom with one of the on-line manufacturers’ software programs. Many of these programs automatically produce a materials list based on customer wishes so we can then provide a very accurate cost of the project in a timely manner.

    Simple steps to take before you stop by:

    1. Determine exactly why you want to build your deck.
      • Extension of your home
      • Outdoor kitchen
      • Parties, social gatherings- Is stain resistance important to you?
      • Hot tub / Pool surround
    2. Determine location and size.
      • Decide how high off the ground it will be
      • Locate obstructions such as trees, AC units, windows, ponds
      • How many access points will it have?
      • Stake out the shape and size to visualize how it will look
    3. Always remember to make the necessary calls.
      • Before you dig: Diggers Hotline – 1-800-242-8511
      • Before you build: Your local building inspector
  • Stairs For Decks

    Help set off your deck with a beautiful stairway. Whether your deck is over a walkout basement or only a few feet off the ground, you’ll need a set of deck stairs. At Mans Lumber, we can help you tie the look of you’re stairs into the deck or create something completely different for more architectural appeal. Don’t forget about lighting and accent collars for some contrast and detail.

    Decking stairs and steps are often looked upon as the most complex aspect of a new deck project or an update to an existing deck. However, if you follow a few simple tips, creating a set of sturdy, reliable and attractive stairs and steps for your deck can be easier than you might think.

  • Fasteners & Hangers For Decks

    Deck hardware is important when coordinating your overall look and feel of your deck. Mans Lumber & Millwork ensure that your choices and coordination efforts are seamless and endless!

    Deck Framing & Decking Joists

    Consider your fasteners and hangers are the necklace and shoes that you would pick to coordinate your outfit. Your deck needs the same attention to detail. We make it so you can coordinate your stains with a huge selection of multi-color screws and hardware accessories. Really! You want to make sure the drapes (flooring) match the curtains (fasteners), even if it is outside!

    Building decks can be a very rewarding weekend project that will add value and enjoyment to your backyard. Although there are certain advantages to having professional contractors handle the construction, a DIY deck can be just as nice providing you have a good design, deck framing use quality decking joists and use top quality materials such as Decking Screws or other Nuts and Bolts. Besides purchasing high-grade lumber, you will also need to order the deck fasteners to hold your structure together.

    Largest selection of deck fasteners & hangers colors/styles in STOCK in Southeastern Michigan!