If you’ve ever wondered why you should choose composite decking from expert builders like Brite Decking for your backyard deck, here are five reasons:
Composite Decking is Long-Lasting and Highly Durable.
Composite decking is a composite of wood fibers and plastic resins. It’s made to last much longer than wood, which means you can enjoy your backyard pool all summer long!
The material is so durable that it can withstand moisture, mold, mildew and rot without losing its structural integrity. In fact, composite decking has been proven to be stronger than both wood and concrete when exposed to rainwater for over an hour at a time.
It’s also fire safe—just like regular wooden decks—which means no worries about burning down your house if you have a fire in the backyard.
Composite Decking Requires Very Little Upkeep.
If you’re considering composite decking, it’s because you want an attractive, long-lasting product that requires little upkeep.
You may have noticed that the other types of wood decking require some level of maintenance—some need to be painted or stained and others require replacing boards when they become worn out. With composite decking, however, there are no special care requirements.
You can hang your new panels in place without any painting or staining; they will simply look great as soon as they are installed on your backyard space.
And if you do need to replace a board over time (which could happen with any type of wood), simply snap off any defective ones without damaging the rest of your project—no more messy sanding sessions required!
Composite Decking is Environmentally Friendly and Sustainable.
Composite decking is made from recycled materials. New composite decking is not made from virgin materials and therefore, has a lower carbon footprint than traditional wood.
As a result, it can be more sustainable in the long-term than its timber counterpart.
It’s also resistant to splintering and cracking, making it much less likely that you’ll need to replace your deck in the future.
Composite Decking Requires no Staining or Painting.
Composite decking is a plastic, so it does not need to be stained or painted. It’s made of recycled materials, so you can feel good about the environment when using composite decking. Composite decking also lasts longer than other types of wood, making it more cost-efficient over time.
You do not have to seal your composite decking since there are no cracks or openings in the material that might become an entry point for bugs and moisture if left untreated.
If you plan on using pea gravel as an underlying surface for your composite decking boards (which we highly recommend), then this will require some maintenance during installation because gravel expands with heat from sunlight; however, once installed underlayment will keep them from expanding further into each other due to their different compositions—so long as they’re installed correctly.
Composite Decking Retains its Color and Beauty for Decades.
Composite decking is made from recycled materials, so it’s resistant to rot and decay. There are no stains or paints required with composite decking. This means you can enjoy the beauty of your backyard deck for years without having to worry about it fading away over time.
We hope this guide has given you a better understanding of the different types of decking and their benefits. Remember that if you’re comparing these two materials head-to-head, composite is generally more expensive than wood; however, it’s also long lasting, environmentally friendly and sustainable. If you want to save money while still maintaining your yard’s beauty, then go with composite.