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Composite or Wood?

posted on Tuesday, January 3, 2023 in Blog

Composite decking is a popular choice among homeowners who are looking to upgrade their outdoor living spaces. This type of decking is made from a combination of wood fibers and plastic, which makes it a durable and long-lasting option. Here are just a few of the many benefits of composite decking:

  1. Low Maintenance: Unlike traditional wood decks, composite decking does not require staining or sealing. This means less time and money spent on maintaining your deck, and more time to enjoy it.
  2. Durability: Composite decking is resistant to rot, mold, and insects. This makes it a great choice for homeowners who live in areas with high humidity, rainfall, and huge temperature swings.
  3. Variety of Colors and Textures: Composite decking comes in a wide range of colors and textures, so you can easily find a style that matches your home's exterior or for that matter even matching your interior floors.
  4. Eco-Friendly: Composite decking is made from a combination of recycled wood fibers and plastic, which makes it an eco-friendly option. Trex and Timbertech both verify that their boards are made with over 80% recycled content.
  5. Cost Effective: Composite decking may be more expensive than traditional wood decking, but it is a long-term investment that will save you money in the long run. With wood, maintenance will be required and quality stains cost money and time. Trex or Timbertech just requires some dawn and water when dirty and you are good to go!
  6. Warranties: Composites and PVC’s from Trex, Timbertech, and Azek come with warranties that range from 25 years to 50 years depending on the line. In addition, when you use a certified installer you can get up to 10 years of labor warranty coverage for no cost! With wood, we just can’t offer the same warranties since it is a natural product and natural products will decay over time.

Overall, composite decking is a great option for homeowners who are looking to upgrade their outdoor living spaces. It is low maintenance, durable, and has a wide range of colors and textures to choose from. Plus, it is environmentally friendly and cost-effective in the long run.

It is important to note that composite decking still requires some maintenance, such as washing when dirty, and it can still get hot and slippery when exposed to sun. In addition, it is important to check with local building codes and the manufacturer recommendations before installation to ensure the composite decking is suitable for your application.

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