5 Benefits of Composite Decking
For deck owners who want to enjoy Mother Nature’s beauty without fretting about her more destructive tendencies (like rain, snow, humidity, and termites), an investment in composite decking is definitely worth the price tag. Here are only five reasons to choose high-quality composite decking instead of the old standby of wood:
1. Superior Durability
Unlike traditional wood decking, composite decking is engineered to resist deterioration caused by both natural and human forces. It won’t rot or splinter as the years go by, and it’s far less susceptible to termite damage. Moreover, it will resist stains from mildew, bird droppings, and splattered barbecue sauce, as well as scratches from dogs, cats, raccoons, and kids using your deck for a toy car racetrack.
2. Low-Maintenance Beauty
Composite decking is available in a wide array of styles and colors with rich woodgrain textures that look like the real thing. Yet you won’t have to devote precious time to sanding, refinishing, and waterproofing your deck every year or so. An occasional power washing will keep it looking like new.
3. Safety for Your Family & Guests
Composite decking systems are engineered to be exceptionally sturdy, especially when they’re installed by credentialed professionals. What’s more, Trex®, manufacturer of the nation’s most popular composite decking, offers systems that are installed with hidden fasteners so there are no visible screw heads on the deck’s walking surface. This makes it safer to spend time on your deck, and it also creates a more pleasing aesthetic.
4. Less Environmental Impact
Composite decking is crafted from recycled plastic film and reclaimed wood fibers—which means there’s no need to cut down trees to supply the primary decking material. In fact, thanks to its manufacturing processes, Trex is one of the largest plastic bag recyclers in the U.S.
5. Better Warranty Protection
Thanks to the hardiness of composite decking, homeowners can get product warranties of up to 25 years, which is an outstanding level of investment protection for an exterior upgrade.
If you’re considering adding or replacing a deck in the Cincinnati, Ohio, area, the Trex deck builder to turn to is Holmes Custom Renovations. Contact us today to tell us about your project and find out how we can bring your ideas to life.