Are you thinking about installing or upgrading your deck? If so, it is critical to be aware of the different deck materials that can either improve or inhibit your home’s exterior and real estate value. In the past, if you needed a low-maintenance deck, vinyl decking was the way to go. With technological advances, homeowners have more choices, such as composite decking. Both vinyl and composite decks require less maintenance, have higher durability, and longer life expectancy. Keep reading to learn more about composite versus vinyl decks and find out which is suitable for you.
Composite decking is loved for its light footprint on the environment and low maintenance needs. If you need a maintenance free deck that mimics the appearance of natural wood, it can be a valuable investment. Composite decks do not need to be stained or painted, and they are entirely resistant to fading, rot, mold, mildew, splitting, warping, and insects. All you need to do is wash your deck off in the spring with a hose, and you are ready for the season! For the environmentally conscious among you, composite decks are often created with recyclable materials, which reduce their carbon footprint.
In addition, composite decks are beautiful and transform your outdoor space into a relaxing oasis. The material comes in a wide range of colors, textures, patterns, and wood grains, allowing you to find the perfect match for your home exterior.
Vinyl is another low-maintenance, durable deck surface popular among homeowners. Because the vinyl surface has a watertight membrane, it can be used on surfaces other than just traditional decks, such as patios or balconies. Like composite decking, vinyl decks come in various colors, styles, and textures to fit with any aesthetic.
You will never have to worry about cracking, splintering, peeling, or rotting with a vinyl deck. The material is made to resist the Sun’s UV rays, mold, and mildew. Vinyl is a very durable material that will last for years to come and is resistant to stubborn stains or fading. You can say goodbye to unattractive water stains or faded spots from sun exposure.
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Carroll Landscaping has over 30 years of experience with landscape construction, porch construction, deck building, and hardscape installation. Our award-winning landscape designers are passionate about providing customers with top-notch service and landscape design. Our landscape designers have a creative design outlook and work as a team with our installation crews to make your vision a reality. We are committed to providing every customer with the highest quality workmanship, professional and knowledgeable service, and creativity in design in order to surpass our clients’ expectations in every aspect of the project.
We serve residents throughout the beautiful state of Maryland including Baltimore, Columbia, Ellicott City, Eldersburg, Clarksville, Sykesville, Manchester, Westminster, and Woodstock. For more information and to schedule a consultation with one of our expert designers, contact us online or give us a call at 410-922-2416