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Top Reasons For Choosing Composite Over Wood For Your Deck

For many homeowners, the backyard is ideal for bringing friends and family together. Whether it’s afternoons admiring a gorgeous summer day from the hammock, or grilling dinner with the neighbors, a deck can symbolize a space of unity. Homeowners contemplating installing a deck have many options to choose from. Due to its durability, low-maintenance qualities and alluring appeal, composite decking is an increasingly popular choice. Here are the top reasons why many people are choosing composite decking over wood.

Maintenance-free

If you’re constantly having to clean, inspect and upgrade your deck, when do you actually find time to enjoy it? One of the main benefits of choosing composite decking is that you’ll spend minimal time on maintenance. With composite decking, you won’t have to paint, seal or stain as you would with other materials. The color is already prominent, and the material will maintain its appearance for many years to come. Composite decking is renowned for its stability, standing up to any weathering tests it may encounter. As for cleaning, while it’s definitely recommended to wash composite decking down at least every other month, all it takes is a quick shower with a garden hose to make it look as good as new.

Tough and durable

Composite decking is engineered to withstand the elements, so no matter what the weatherman throws at you – blistering cold winters or blazing hot summers – your deck will keep looking great for years to some. It’s also tough enough to withstand constant use, it won’t fade in the sun, and it won’t crack, peel or stain. Composite decking is truly an all-season product that’s tough enough for

Style selection

While sturdiness and longevity are certainly important aspects of a deck, you also want something that’s visually appealing. Composite decking has dozens of styles, colors and patterns that can add some personality to your outdoor living space. Whether you’re looking for a surface that emphasizes an intricate, textured pattern or something that emulates the look of real wood, composite decking allows homeowners to choose from a variety of styles. Reversible options are available to allow for even more choice.

Family-friendly

Due to it’s safe, smooth surface, composite decking is a great choice for families. With composite decking, you’ll never have to worry about any rogue splinters, so be ready to spend some quality barefoot time outside. Also, many composite decking styles are designed with a more rigidly textured surface, which improves slip resistance and reduces unforeseen tumbles.

Value

Whether you’re worried about budget concerns or you’re hesitant about what the investment could mean to your resale value, composite decking can relieve your stress on both of these matters. Composite decking is a cost-effective product and the quality material will keep your deck lasting long and looking great. Because of its easy-to-use hidden clip system for installation, you won’t have to spend wasted time building the deck of your dreams.

Environmental sustainability

Composite decking is comprised of recycled materials (wood fibres and plastics), so every time you step out onto your deck, you can feel good about your purchase knowing that you’ve made an environmentally-friendly decision.

Check out our photo gallery for a sampling of our composite decking projects.

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