Benefits of Composite Decking
One of the greatest benefits of composite decking is the reduced maintenance required to keep the deck clean and functioning. A simple spray from your garden hose once or twice a year will do the trick! Wood decks require yearly or bi-yearly upkeep including bleaching, staining and coating.
Composite decking offers long lasting durability without the threat of fading or splintering. Composite materials do not rot or attract insects, and can be manufactured in longer lengths, which may simplify construction.
Composite Decking Material & Colors
Contrary to popular belief composite decking boards are eco-friendly and typically consist of recycled materials. Reclaimed plastic is mixed with wood fibers, bamboo or other fillers to create a composite decking material that is long-lasting and ensures harmful plastics stay out of landfills for years to come. Composite decks are resistant to fading and mold, and are usually faster to install than other materials because of their convenient interlocking construction.
What about decking material with the most amount of color options? Look no further than composite decking. There are countless composite decking colors on the market, with each brand or manufacturer offering their own unique take on grain, style and hue.
Homeowners seeking a natural or wood-like appearance have a choice of any shade ranging from natural light wood to dark brown or red tones. If your home has an industrial or modern look, consider silver, black or even a dramatic red to compliment your home’s aesthetic.
FEQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
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How Do I Clean Composite decking?
Cleaning your composite deck is easy and only needs to be done once or twice a year. To clean, spray your deck with a garden hose to remove any surface debris such as needles, droppings or pollen.
Use a mild soap and water mixture and gently brush the deck with a soft bristle outdoor broom.
Finally, rinse the deck once more to remove any soapy residue and let dry.
CAN YOU PAINT COMPOSITE DECKING?
Yes, you can paint composite decking, though many premium brands such as Trex are designed to maintain their brightness and color without the need to touch up or repaint. If you change your mind and want a new color down the road, there are many composite paint products on the market to give your composite deck a new hue.
WHAT IS COMPOSITE DECKING MADE OF?
Composite decking is made of recycled or reclaimed plastic and proprietary fillers such as wood fillers, bamboo fillers, PVC and other chemicals and materials. Composite decking is eco-friendly and helps keep harmful plastics out of landfills.
HOW LONG DOES COMPOSITE DECKING LAST?
The lifespan of your composite decking will depend on the individual manufacturer or brand, but high end brands such as Trex can last anywhere from 25 to 30 years with very minimal upkeep. Composite decking can be more expensive than pine or other wooden decking, but a long lifespan and high durability make composite decking a smart long term investment.
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