Benefits of Composite Decking

Decks are great ways to increase your outdoor living space. They can be built in different shapes and sizes, covered or left uncovered and serve a number of purposes, from providing additional dining or relaxation space. They can be positioned just outside your back or front door, or they can surround a pool or other landscaping feature. If you have decided to build a new deck, you have probably researched decking materials. These are the benefits of composite decking.

It’s Environmentally Friendly

Composite decking is made from recycled or scrap plastic and wood. No trees are logged to build this material. You do have to have strong wooden or steel framing under the composite, but the decking materials themselves have no environmental impact. In addition, they don’t need additional stains or sealants, so you aren’t adding chemicals to your deck.

It’s Durable

Although composite decking materials are a bit more expensive than traditional wood, they are very durable. These boards are strong and can hold the furniture and people you plan to have on your deck. This material also resists wear and tear, retaining its strength over time, while wood decks can crack, mold or splinter over time. In addition, most manufacturers offer extended warranties.

It Comes in a Wide Variety of Styles

Your new deck can be almost any color you want. In addition, the color should not fade because it is mixed right in with the decking materials. It also comes in a variety of finishes. Most come with a wood-like texture, but you can choose other options as well.

It’s Low Maintenance

While wood decks have to be sanded and stained, sealed, or painted every few years, composite decking does not. You simply have to wash it with soap and water every so often. It doesn’t splinter and the paint doesn’t have to be refreshed.

If you are looking for a long-lasting new deck, consider working with a contractor who has experience with composite decking.