Today’s topic of discussion will be why you should call a composite deck your own! For many years, composite decking has grown in popularity because homeowners love the idea of minimal maintenance. A wooden deck is a classic and cost-effective choice. However, a composite deck is a long-lasting choice. You might spend more money upfront with composite decking. However, it’s worth the investment. Here’s more information about why.
A Composite Deck Defined
A composite deck is a wood alternative. However, a common misconception is that there isn’t any use of wood in manufacturing composite decking. Composite decking still includes there being wood fibers. However, composite deck boards involve a Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) core and cap that makes these deck boards resistant to moisture, weathering, and fading. In other words, composite decking is wood fibers encased or capped in PVC.
Now, About Those Benefits!
- Mold and Mildew Prevention: The security provided by protective caps with a composite core ensures that your fence is less susceptible to mold and mildew. When there’s less water damage, it also ensures that your deck isn’t a breeding ground for mold and mildew. Thus, a composite deck ranks high in longevity.
- Minimal Maintenance: Once again, composite decking is low maintenance. Many, if not most, homeowners would say that they want a beautiful deck without dealing with all the effort to maintain it. With a wood deck, you’ll have to upkeep it at the bare minimum every three years. Power-washing a wood deck and staining it is necessary to keep it pristine. Whereas with a composite deck, you don’t have to worry about sanding it or staining it, or sealing it to ensure that it maintains its natural color.
- Aesthetic Appeal: Do you love the look of classic wood, yet you care about performance? Composite decking provides you with the best of both worlds. Composite decking can mimic wood and appear natural, with unique grains, colors, and design options. Whether a monochromatic or color-blended deck is your goal, you can achieve that with composite decking.
- The Value: If you’re selling your home in the future, you’ve probably been thinking about how you can get the most money for your home. If you have an outdated deck, update it because it helps with your home’s resale value. Potential homebuyers care about a home’s curb appeal as much as its internal components. A deck that appears dangerous, outdated, or not complementary to a home’s architecture might potentially leave prospective homebuyers looking elsewhere.
Are Wood Decks Not a Valuable Choice?
Wood decks are still valuable and will always be! They’re cost-effective and perfect for any homeowner who doesn’t want to break the bank. Plus, many wood decks include pressure-treated lumber to ensure that they last longer than an untreated deck.
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