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Benefits of Composite Decking

Posted on: September 23, 2014

Benefits of Composite Decking

Composite decking is a newer form of decking material that is made up of mostly recycled wood scraps and plastic, making it more eco-friendly than wood! Composite decking comes in plank form similar to traditional treated wood planks.

Low Maintenance

Composite decking not only lasts longer, but it requires far less care than other decking materials. Unlike wood decking, it never has to be refinished or resurfaced. Composite decking is also:

  • Stain resistant
  • Easy to clean
  • Mold and mildew resistant
  • Impervious to insects and bacteria
  • Waterproof
  • UV resistant

Low Long-Term Costs

Since composite decking is low-maintenance, you save money over time on upkeep and repair. While composite decks may cost more up front, the lower cost of maintenance makes it worthwhile in the long run.

Aesthetic Benefits

Composite decking is available in many textures and colors and never has to be re-stained or sealed. You can get a wood grain finish that mimics actual wood, if you want the look of hardwood but don’t prefer the maintenance it requires.


We all know how terrible splinters can be. Since composite decking is made with plastic, there is no splintering. Composite decking is also slip resistant, making your deck safer for bare feet and small children.

Increase Home Value

Not only does composite decking add value to your home, but it also adds value to your lifestyle. Homeowners can often recoup much of the investment when they sell their home. Remodeling magazine’s 2014 Cost vs. Value Report estimates a 74.3% return on investment for composite deck installations.

If you are interested in learning more about composite decking or you would like a free quote on composite deck construction in Maryland, contact Diamond Decks today at (443) 688-6072.

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  • "My wife and I are very pleased with our recent experience with Diamond Decks. Our interaction with everyone from the company was great from the schedulers on the phone to the men who did the work. William remained in close communication with us until the job was completed and we were satisfied. The deck itself is beautiful and of excellent quality. We will be recommending Diamond Decks to everyone we know. -Kev Mitchell, Piney Orchard, MD"
    Customer: Kevin and Winnie
    Address: Odenton, Maryland
    Date: 07/18/2017
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