Choosing the right material when building a deck is an essential part of project planning. The material you are considering to use must follow certain criteria such as: durability, longevity, warp and weather resistance and maintenance-free.
What is composite decking made of?
Composite boards are made out of plastic and wood fibers and they are shaped to look like natural wood decking with a better resistance against external factors.
How long does composite decking last?
Composite boards are moisture, mildew and scratch resistant therefore more durable and not prone to get damaged. Composite boards life and durability warranties vary from 10 to 25 years.
Does composite decking require maintenance?
Composite decking is low maintenance. It can be cleaned regularly from leaves, dust and dirt. However, we recommend deep cleanings few times a year using materials such as brushes, water hose or home cleaning products. The use of commercial power washer is not recommended because it could damage the surface of the deck permanently.
Can I paint or stain composite decking?
It is not recommended to paint or stain the boards because of the components of the material make it hard to adhere on the deck. Therefore, it will need constant maintenance.