Building a deck with the help of several environmental friendly composite materials like recycled plastic, wood and fiber is called composite decking. People now mostly prefer composite decking material for building decks instead of traditional wood. Because, the composite decking materials lost longer, withstand any weather and easy to maintain.
When it comes to wooden decks, the decks tend to crack and splint. Moreover, the wooden decks need to sealed and maintained on a regular basis.
Here are some of the most essential features of composite decking materials.
Composite decking advantages
When you compare composite decking to Wood, composite decking needs less maintenance, can withstand any weather, does not fade and more durable. Apart from these advantages, composite decks are easy to install, the materials used in the composite decks are eco-friendly (which is the need of the hour).
No Painting and Staining
One of the biggest advantage of composite decking when compared to wood decking is they do not need sealing, staining and painting. As composite decking are durable, they are safe and even when the deck gets some stain they can be easily cleaned with composite deck cleaner. Composite decks are split resistant, so you can even use them when they are wet.
Supplied in standard sizes
Composite decking materials are supplied in standard sizes; they come in standard widths and lengths. As they are standard in size, you need to search for the appropriate size when ordering the decking materials. This actually saves lot of time. Apart from saving time, these materials can reduce the wastage on your project. Moreover, with longer lengths, these materials come with lesser joints and less prone to expansion or contraction.
Highly recommended in coastal regions
As these materials are non-corrosive, they are the ideal choice for jetties, marinas and for any projects that near coastal regions. Also, these materials will not rot or attract mould.
How much does it cost?
When compared to wood deck, the initial cost of composite decks is going to be slightly more. As the composite decks are long lasting and as it is easy to maintain, the overall cost in the long run will turn out to be much cheaper.
In earlier days, composite decks used to look more plastic than wood, but now the design of composite decks have evolved and the designs look highly elegant. Now most people will not be able to tell the difference between a composite deck and a wooden deck.