Composite Decking: 4 things you may not have known about composite decking!

By November 7, 2017Uncategorized

Composite decking is a durable, low maintenance, long lasting material that is becoming increasingly popular for new decks. Here are 4 things you may not have known about composite decking!

 

1. Composite decks are low maintenance!

Unlike wood decks, composite decking doesn’t need to be sanded down and re-stained. Boards don’t rot so they don’t need to be replaced every few years.  Sweep, or hose down when needed and it only needs a deep scrub once or twice a year.

2. Composite decking lasts longer than wood decks!

Composite decking lasts longer than wood decking largely due to the combination of recycled plastics and wood fibres that make up composite decking. It doesn’t rot like wood decks do, and it isn’t as vulnerable to bug infestations. It won’t warp, twist, or splinter.

If you get capped composite decking you have added features such as fade resistance and stain resistance. This means the colour of your deck stays intact for much longer than wood decks.

3. Composite Decking Is Environmentally Friendly!

Composite decking is made from recycled wood and recycled plastic!

“most composites are made from waste: sawdust, used plastic milk jugs, and shopping bags. Every 20 feet of decking contains about 30 pounds of material that would have ended up in a landfill. Trex, the first and largest of the composite manufacturers, recycles 6 million pounds of plastic each year.”

(https://www.thisoldhouse.com/ideas/all-about-composite-decking)

That’s a lot of recycled material going in to a beautiful, durable deck.

4. Composite Decking comes in a variety of colours!

You can get composite decking in many different colours. There are greys, browns, reds, and many other choices.  Check out the many options on these sites:

https://www.trex.com/inspiration/colors/

https://www.fiberondecking.com/design-tools/decking-colors/color-detail#reddish-browns

https://www.homedepot.ca/en/home/ideas-how-to/buying-guides/deck-and-fence/composite-decking.html

https://www.pinterest.ca/explore/trex-decking-colors/?lp=true

We install composite decking! You can contact us through our website at www.nexsteplandscaping.com or call us at 780 868 0528

 

 

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