Summers are meant to be spent laying in a lawn chair on a beautiful deck with a cold drink in hand, enjoying the summer sun and warmth. Having a deck that needs repairs and tedious maintenance can be a drag unless you have a composite deck– then you won’t have that problem.
Traditional wooden decks can be beautiful, but they do require repairs and maintenance and can be costly to build in the first place with the rising costs of lumber. A composite deck is a better option for numerous reasons.
What is composite wood made of?
Composite decking is made of a mixture of wood particles such as shavings, dust and fibers, and plastic that is either recycled or virgin (unused or new). It can come in any color desired, and in numerous styles, widths and textures.
Better Durability: Composite boards last much longer than traditional wood boards, making them well worth the cost. A composite deck will last significantly longer than a traditional wood deck, lowering repair costs in the future and the frequency of repairs.
Color Variety: Unlike traditional wood boards, composite boards come in a variety of colors right away. No need to paint or stain to get the desired colors for your deck.
No Splinters: Splinters are the worst, especially if you have young children running around barefoot on a hot summer day from the house to the shaded yard and pool. Composite decks will not splinter like traditional wood, meaning more time playing.
Low Maintenance: Like anything, a composite deck will need some routine cleaning to keep it looking good. However, unlike traditional wood decks that require cleaning, staining and sealing that can sometimes take days to finish, all you have to do is give it a spray with the hose and some soap, give it a little scrub with a shop broom to remove any spills and sticky messes a couple of times a year or as needed.
Won’t Mold, rot or Attract pests: Composite decking is mold and stain resistant, and won’t rot when exposed to the elements over the years. You won’t have to worry about pests such as carpenter ants or termites trying to build a home in your deck, as it is not attractive to them.
Environmentally Friendly: Composite boards are made up of recycled wood and plastic materials, reducing the impact of deforestation and plastic waste build up in landfills. Traditional wood boards cause significantly more waste and material consumption that impacts the environment.
Make the switch to Composite Decking
Composite decks have the same beauty as a traditional wood deck, but have substantially better durability and are more cost-effective when you look at the whole picture. You get more leisure time, and spend less time worrying about repairs or maintenance of your deck. Contact your local professional landscaping company for a quote and make the transition to a more sustainable deck.