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Benefits of Composite Decking

Composite Decking Materials Review


 

 

 

  The question we hear more often than any other is "What is the best composite decking material?" The answer is that it really depends on what you are looking for.

 

Most professional deck contractors have a favorite composite decking they choose to work with.  They usually have worked with quite a few brands before settling on one product that they really like.  It may seem strange to find out that they don't all select the same material and base their decision on different reasons.

 

As a Do-It-Yourself builder you will only get one chance to get it right.  Most homeowners are drawn to composites because they are considered low maintenance.

 

We feel that you should approach choosing a composite decking material as a orderly process.  This way you can reduce the 100 or more products to a manageable list of choices.

 

The first step is to reference list of approved decking materials.  All of the composite materials on this list have Evaluation Service Reports verifying that they meet the structural building code requirements for use.   If the product is not on this list your local building department may not be allow you to build with it.

Composite decking materials truly have improved over the last decade.  Most old problems like mold and mildew have improved.  Nevertheless it is important to find a product that has a good warranty in case of a problem.  You can find the details and lengths of the warranties on all of the products webpages or from the lumberyard where you purchase the materials.

 

The appearance of the material is a very important and personal decision.  There is a wide range of colors, textures and installation systems available.  Find out if the colors will fade or if the surface will easily stain or scratch.  Getting your hands on some samples at this point might be helpful.

 

Another consideration is installation.  If you are building the deck yourself you will want to know how easy the material is to work with.  You should review the instructions before making your decision.

 

The final factor is cost.  Once you have narrowed your search you can begin to locate suppliers on the manufacturers website to see what is available and how expensive it is.  Remember that composite material will be 1.5-3 times the price of wood.  But before suffering from sticker shock you should consider that you will be saving the time and expense of staining your deck every year.  Most estimates show that the costs even out after about 4 or 5 years.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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