Everybody loves a deck. Something about a backyard deck makes you want to kick back and relax. Composite decking materials are slowly making their way into the market, but the benefits of this type of decking may still need to be fully understood. Here, we go into detail about the benefits of composite decking.
The best thing about composite decking is that it needs little to no maintenance. Composite decking does not rot, fade, change colour, twist, warp, attract termites, or mould like natural wood. Natural wood needs to be oiled or stained regularly, which takes time and money. With composite decking, these costs are gone. Reclaim your weekends!
It is suitable for the environment:
Up to 90% of the total weight of most WPC boards comes from recycled materials. Most of the time, these materials are recycled hardwoods and plastics. That cuts down on the amount of plastic that ends up in landfills. Some suppliers also have FSC certification, ensuring that wood is used responsibly. Knowing that you should buy something other than decking made from rice pulp instead of reclaimed hardwood is essential. This material may not be recycled and is likely to soak up water, which can cause it to warp and rot quickly.
It Is Supplied In Standard Sizes:
Composite decking comes in standard lengths and widths, so you can be sure you get the most for your money. It also means you will not have to sort through your wood delivery to find the right size and grade of the board, which can help your project waste less. Longer lengths also mean fewer joins, reducing the risk of expansion.
Installation can be cheaper:
Since composite decking boards are usually much bigger and more uniform than natural wood boards, installation costs may be lower. This is because more giant panels let you deck a more significant area faster, which could save you money on labour. Heavy-duty WPC enables the sub-frame to have longer spans, which cuts the cost of materials and labour.
It Can Be Used In Marine Areas:
Composite decking is excellent for marinas, jetties, pontoons, and around spas and swimming pools because it rust or rot. It will not get rotten if wet, and mould won’t grow on it. Most composites do not slip, which is very useful in wet areas.
Easy to install:
Composite decking is usually installed on a subframe the same way natural wood is, so it can replace rotten wood without replacing the frame. Fixings below the surface make putting down the deck boards fast and easy, so you can do it yourself and save money on a contractor.
Uses Hidden Fixings for a Sleek, Safe Look:
Composite decking looks sleek and clean because the fasteners are below the surface or hidden. These fasteners look great and are easy to put in place and keep sharp screws and nails out of the way below the surface.
Early composite decking looked and felt more like plastic than wood, but new designs have come full circle, and your friends may need help to tell the difference. WPC comes in various colours, shapes, and finishes, from ultra-modern to ultra-realistic. You can choose what you like best.
Installing an excellent composite deck this weekend will add value to your home and save you time on maintenance.