The Benefits of Composite Decking
Composite decking has increasingly gained popularity over the years for being no-fuss and straightforward options in many ways, and this has led to it being a favorite decking material for many builders. The wood-plastic composites were first introduced into the market in the early 1990s and have since then grown popular as manufacturers add new versions.
Composite decking is composed of traditional wood mixed with other recycled materials to develop a product that is stronger and more durable with the same natural look and appeal as wood. Equal parts of wood fiber and plastic are combined with pigments, borate preservative, and UV inhibitors. They then are melted and extruded and textured added before the warm surface cools down.
Composite lumber offers those wishing to enhance their garden a low wood alternative that is ideal for fencing, decking and garden rooms. Below are some of the advantages of composite decking.
Composite decking is designed to provide maximum durability. Wile traditional decking is appealing, it is easily weathered as it is subject to harsh weather causing the deck to fade and warp. Composite decking is different from the traditional wood decking as it is resistant to cracking, warping, fading, mold, scratching and staining. It is also insect-proof, splinter-free making it ideal for families with pets and kids.
When it comes to composite decking, you don’t have to worry yourself about staining, painting or sanding. All that it requires is the occasional cleaning with soap and water and you can be guaranteed of its stability for several years.
When you consider the initial cost of wood when compared to composite, you will find that it is less. But, when you add in the cost of on-going maintenance on a wood deck including cleaning and sealing every few years, the composite deck comes out on top. It also is a way of adding value to home thus making it the perfect investment.
Normally, the composite decking offers the look and feel of wood without the environmental impact. The deck boards are made from recycled items such as reclaimed industrial wood scraps and recycled plastic from normal items such as newspaper sleeves and shopping bags.
Color, and Design
Composite decks feature high-definition wood grain pattern, and rich, saturated colors which makes them, look and feel more natural than ever before. The color options range from spicy reds, and pristine grey, including tropically-inspired boards that feature the distinct streaked look of exotic hardwoods. Also, homeowners can find a wide selection of composite accessories such as railings, gates, stairs, and furniture to create a customized outdoor space.
Composite decking is the ultimate choice for any homeowner who is worried about installing a deck due to maintenance, cost, and durability. Wooden decking have an attractive look, but their durability cannot compare to that of the composite decking.