Why Use A Composite Deck?
Composite decking is a deck made out of a composite material like plastic and recycled wood scraps, which actually makes them quite eco-friendly. They are available in a variety of wood colors and earth-tones and can match any outdoor décor.
At Calvert Handyman, we have had years of experience installing composite decks. In addition to the guaranteed and quality work that we provide, we also offer professional deck cleaning services. Call us today and let us help you get that composite decking plan off the ground.
Similar to a wood deck that is made with wooden planks, composite decks are also made using composite planks. Now, you can opt for composite tiles instead. If you prefer not to replace your existing deck or patio, these tiles can be used to clad the existing base. Some snap-on tile varieties are also available which are very easy to install. For added effect, many manufacturers add wood grain textures within the actual mould that is used to make the planks or the deck stain.
Advantages of Composite Decks:
• They do not splinter like wood ones do
• Most of these decks are made of recycled material which makes them environment-friendly
• They are highly durable and strong
• Low maintenance in comparison to wooden decks
• They do not rot
The fact that these decks are made from composite that uses recycled materials is a huge plus in their favor. Especially since reducing the carbon footprint has become the need of the hour. Trex composite uses plastic shopping bags and old wood pallets and mill waste instead of any virgin wood. This in itself is an achievement of sorts. Cleaning a deck made of composite is easier and there is no sanding and polishing involved either. Just a quick scrub keeps it mold-free. No harmful cleaning chemicals need to be used.
Looking After Your Composite Deck Is Important
Though composite decks are quite durable and do not really rot easily, this does not mean that they do not get damaged at all. Stormy weather or patio furniture can leave scratches on its surface. Scratches on wood furniture can be sanded-down and smoothened out. However, composite deck planks cannot be treated in the same manner. The only way to fix them is to replace them completely.
If you do not mind spending a little more on an eco-friendly, long-lasting material that doesn’t require too much of maintenance, then composite decking is the best option for you. You can also get composite deck railings to match your composite deck.