The Benefits of a Composite Deck
When you plan to build the dream deck in your home, you are left with three options – wooden decks, composite decks or vinyl decks. While wood is the most common preference of most homeowners, composite decks are slowly catching up because composite decks are very low maintenance. One reason is that composite decks lasts longer than most traditional wooden decks and still manage to give the beautiful look of hardwoods. Installers love it because it is a lighter weight product and equally as durable as vinyl decking. Due to the increasing popularity of composite, manufacturers are now offering railings to match the composite decks. The benefits of composite decks are numerous:
- Low maintenance: Unlike wooden decks, composite decks are scratch, stain and mold resistant. Hence they are more durable and their color do not fade even after several years. If you’re tired of scrubbing wooden deck to keep it clean and looking tidy, then composite decking might be just the ticket. Easy to clean, all you need is a broom and a hose a few times a year to keep it looking great. Composite decks are made from are solid plank boards and are strong enough to withstand even tough climates and usage.
- Looks the same: The planks are made to imitate the looks of exotic woods and hence you get the aesthetic value from these decks too. Vinyl decking are made to mimic wood in graining. This will be a boon for many homeowners who can have the look and feel of traditional wood with minimal maintenance. Also, composite decking comes in a variety of colors. Wood decking can be stained to exactly match the palette of a home, but vinyl decking comes as is.
- Easy to install: Most composite planks comes pre-modelled and hence are pretty easy to install. Wooden takes can take from a few days to a week to install, while vinyl decks can be up and running in a matter of few days. Vinyl decking is also comparatively safer as it doesn’t have any edges or nails sticking out.