Wilson’s has the Largest Deck Display in the Area

Ready to be outside?

Come visit our store in Huntsville and stand on, touch, and compare the many options in the world of decking.  We have on display several manufacturers, including Trex, TimberTech, and Azek, as well as traditional treated pine and exotic hardwoods.  We have hand samples available for you to take home and get a feel for how it would look with your house.  With the many colors & textures available, only Wilson's provides this large selection in the area.  As a result, we frequently help customers from the lake areas as well: Smith, Wheeler, Guntersville, and Tim's Ford to name a few.

Besides decking, we also have multiple types of railing on display, from composite to powder coated aluminum, as well as newer types of cable rail.  Building a cedar pergola?  Enhance it's value by using decorative brackets in stock.

Consult with our resident deck specialist, Alan.  Walk-ins welcome, and appointments are also encouraged.  Email Alan at ahill@wilsonlumber.net, or call 256-852-7411.  We will also be happy to help you find a contractor.   

See more of our decks on Houzz:

Remodeling and Home Design

New Ideas

Looking for some ideas for your deck renovation?

Trex has a great website of videos for inspiration.  Click on The Re-imagined Home to see a great one.

It’s amazing what you can do with decking.  Angles, curves, corners.  All possible now that were not just a few years ago.  What you see below took some time to be sure, but notice how unique it is.  And how it creates spaces in the deck that are more than just a large area to fit stuff outside.

Decking is one product type that has been revolutionized.  If you haven’t taken a look at what’s available, in what colors, for what purposes in the last two years, you’ll probably be surprised.

Is your deck inviting?  Is it a place you want to be? Or a place you wish was a little nicer?  Come by and see us to get started on your new composite deck.

Aeratis Porch Flooring

If you haven't been to Burritt on the Mountain, why not?  For those that may not be from around here, it's a historic park/museum/gathering place for weddings, special events, etc.  It's on top of Monte Sano Mountain with beautiful views of our great city of Huntsville.

This porch is built onto the Baron Bluff Building at Burritt.  This is a rare new structure they're building.  The design is for it to be reminiscent of an old hotel that was on the mountain in the 1800's and it will be used for special events.

We provided this porch flooring from Aeratis. It's still a little dusty right now during construction.  There's a couple of more pictures below of the completed job.  Aeratis is a PVC board for porches that is tongue and groove and great for historic applications.

The Baron Bluff Building is a beautiful building with a spectacular view.

Now, I’m not saying that it’s all because of the porch, I am saying that the porch will be there for a whole lot of years looking great with no maintenance (other than cleaning).  The Aeratis warranty is 20 years if it’s registered with Aeratis and is even transferable (although I doubt if the Burritt ownership is going to change anytime soon:)).

Large porches have always been a part of culture in the south.  So Aeratis is a perfect fit for projects needing a historic feel.  It performs better than the timbers used for porches years ago but without the maintenance.

The View is Better from a Wilson Deck.

If your plans include a deck, a wide choice of materials is available today that did not exist just a few years ago. In addition to traditional wood decks, long-lasting composite materials are now popular with homeowners.

TimberTech® products add beauty to homes, businesses and resorts. What’s more, TimberTech is low maintenance, safe, durable, and can even increase the value of your home. TimberTech maintains its color and beauty for years without the work of painting, staining or sealing. And, because it resists mildew, warping and insects, there’s no need to replace rotting, uneven or termite-damaged boards. This saves time and money over the life of your deck and fence. Caring for TimberTech is easier than wood and will allow you to focus on maximum enjoyment instead of maximum maintenance.

AZEK® Deck has pioneered a new generation of stain resistant decking. This innovation is in response to market demand as consumers move away from wood and composites and look for a better decking product.

Trex® decking and railing, available at Wilson Lumber, offer a look and performance unrivaled by any other composite.

Visit Wilson’s Huntsville location on Meridian Street, and get a first-hand look at virtually every deck material and option available. Plus you can get expert advice on your specific deck requirements.

In Defense of the Wood Deck

Often we only talk about composite decking.  And with good reason, there’s a lot of cool stuff out there.  Just a few years ago, if you were going to build a deck, it was just a question of whether you were going to step up to Redwood which was a lot more expensive but lasted longer.

Now with Redwood being harder to get, and so many types of composites, the market is altogether different.

But one thing has remained the same.  The most common deck (at least in Alabama) is made with good old pressure treated pine.

And before you go thinking that it’s only because of price, consider these reasons (in no particular order of importance).

Natural Appearance – Now, composites have come a long way, no doubt.  But I have to say, there is nothing like the look of a well-maintained wood deck.  It’s warm, inviting and comfortable.

Renewable – I could go on and on here but suffice it to say that from and environmental point of view, wood cannot be beat.  With responsible logging (did you know that each year in the United States more wood is grown than harvested?), low cost manufacturing and easy recycling, real wood makes a great choice.

Strength- Sometimes wood decking contains more strength than its composite cousins.  This is not always the case and depending on the application, may not be an advantage.  But keep in mind that strength of product is not a reason to use something else.

Color choices – I’ll bet you didn’t think about this but with a real wood deck, you can stain, paint, seal it whatever color you want.  I know, I know, that’s the problem right?  that you have to maintain it?  Well, that’s true but you know, there really is no such thing as a “no maintenance” product.  Anything needs a good cleaning now and then.

So sure, there’s some maintenance involved, but a little work never hurt anybody.  And with that little work, comes a great looking, comfortable deck that will last for years and years.