A traditional bridge is square or rectangular, made of pressure-treated wood, redwood or cedar. In general, decks aren’t cheap, but of all the styles discussed here, this is your cheapest option.
Expect to wash the bridge once a year and seal it every one to two years. Well maintained, your life can last up to 30 years.
The wooden decks are reinforced by a dye or bright colour or by adding decorative caps to the studs that provide structural support, although they are not surprising at first.
If you consider the bridge a vanishing spot, including the home’s maintenance work, opt for a bridge material that requires little maintenance, such as vinyl, plastic or composites (that last mix of wood and plastic).
Terraces that require little maintenance require little more than occasional U-turn. Compared to wooden terraces, their construction is more expensive, but you save money over time without having to invest in repairs because inorganic panels don’t rot or crack.
To protect yourself more from maintenance, install a canopy on the deck to protect its surface from falling leaves and debris.