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In Maryland, we love being outdoors, and our backyard is no different. Decks are essential to outdoor living space and we know just want it takes to make a quality deck. From ultra modern designs to traditional wood decks, we have a variety of quality materials to choose from. However, a deck is more than it’s material. It is also about the design and location. Depending on how your home faces the sun and the number of trees in your yard, the amount of sun and shade can vary.

When we work with our clients, we make sure to take location, budget, materials, and home style all into consideration. It isn’t just enough to build a deck, you need something that will last the Maryland weather. At 7th State Builders, we pride ourselves on years of experience on building decks. This is why we don’t just focus on one aspect of decks but the entire big picture.

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Which material is the best material for your new deck? Well, that really depends on you. Hands down, wood decking is going to be your cheaper option out the gate. However, when you factor in annual maintenance, composite decking can be a better investment overall.

If it looks you are going for, wood gives you a natural traditional feel while composite can look more uniform and modern. Also, consider things like how much care you want to do, and if the deck is stilling in direct sunlight (and for how long). Less work? Go with composite. Less surface temperature? Usually, a good bet to go with wood. If you still aren’t sure, we are happy to give you all the pros and cons of different decking materials.


Decks aren’t just the materials under your feet. The safety and style are really influenced by railings, post caps, planter boxes, built-in benches and more. Railings you have wood, vinyl, and composite to choose from. There are also more modern metal and wire railing looks that allow you to see more of your surrounds and less of the railing itself. Whatever look you are going for, we can help. Don’t wait until the summer is over to enjoy your deck today!

7th State Builders has installed decks throughout Maryland. We are a licensed contracting and can help take care of county and city building permits for our clients. Now sure where to start? Let us help you. Call us today to get a no-obligation consultation. From new decks to helping update old ones, we can do it all.