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.
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
- 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.
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.