With today’s technology manufacturers have made much advancement toward creating Composite Decking to look, feel and simulate real wood. Long on life span and short on fuss, these manmade boards never splinter, rot, or need staining. A big boost for the environment because most Composites are made from waste like 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 the landfill. Manufacturers mix the components, sawdust, chips from wood fibers with plastic, then adding pigment and preservatives the mixture is then heated and formed into board lengths and then cooled.
Composite Decking is durable and low maintenance and will never split or rot and best of all does not require paint, stain or the need to be sealed. Good drainage and airflow are crucial to keeping Composite Decking from degrading. It comes in both smooth or rough textures and an array of colors. Choosing a rougher texture provides improved non-skid resistance.
The pricing on Composite Decking is comparable to cedar or redwood. More than pressure treated pine, but by the time you factor in not having to clean, sand and stain to maintain your wood deck and the fact that it lasts two to three times longer it makes sense that Composite Decking emerges as the value choice overall.
Composite Decking is not no-maintenance but rather low maintenance decks. You will need to keep it swept clean, attend to any stains right away and wash twice a year with the recommended deck wash for your product. Hands down easy care is the biggest plus for Composite Lumber. It does come in twenty foot lengths making fewer seams on your deck.
Deckscapes has built many Decks using Composite Decking for their design making the outdoors even greater.