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Choosing Deck Materials: Benefits of Composite Decking

April 16, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 231

In our modern world of seemingly unlimited resources and new technologies, many homeowners are faced with multiple material options when building or renovating. Whether it's for structures or decoration, it can be difficult to choose which materials are best to suit your home and lifestyle. Custom designed decks are just one of the many worries as many are wondering why the use of composite decking has becoming increasingly popular even as to outweigh the old wooden deck. There are many great benefits of composite decking that are beginning to leave the old wood decks in the dust. To help simplify the process of building a new deck or renovating an old one, here are a few benefits that homeowners with composite decks are enjoying right now.

  • The materials used to make composite boards for a deck can withstand more severe weather and moisture without deterioration like wood. You will quickly begin to notice the wear and tear on wood decks as time and weather persist, but not with composite boards.
  • A composite deck does not require stains, paints, and refinishing each year like its wooden counterparts. It will only take a few deck cleanings and your composite deck will stay just as bright as the day it was installed. No dullness, cracks, or chips.
  • The materials used to create composite decks last 2-3 times longer than regular wood decks. There is no need to buy extra boards and materials for future maintenance.
  • Usually when purchasing the wood for a deck, although it may be cheaper per unit than composite boards, you will need a lot more to make up for the repairs over the years. So homeowners will save money in the long run by using composite boards.
  • Composite decks are splinter free! Enough said, no one likes the dreadful splinters that come along with a wooden deck.
  • There are so many different color and style options that you won't miss the look of the old wood boards. Wood is beautiful, of course, but beauty is not lacking when you have so many styles to choose from in composite boards.
  • Because it is not real wood, there is no threat of termites and carpenter ants destroying your deck. Pests can be a major detriment to wood decks, but not when you choose composite over wood. Termites and carpenter ants will not be able to chew their way through.

It is clear that composite decking has many benefits that outweigh the once sought wooden decking. Before you design your new deck, or remodel the old one, you should consider all the benefits including time and money saved if you choose to have a composite deck professionally installed. Think, more cookouts with less hassle!

If you are living in the Highland, Fulton, or other surrounding Maryland areas, ProBuilt Construction can get you started today in the creation of your new deck. Click here to visit their website and learn more about the custom deck services with the only professional TrexPro Platinum contractors in the area.

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