Why Choose a Composite Deck?Composite deck boards are either manufactured from recycled materials or made from polymers, and they are generally better protected against deterioration due to moisture, mold, and mildew. Over the years, manufacturers of composite deck materials have been improving the boards, whether by adding more colors, more natural grain patterns, or reducing the weight and cost.
Composite Decks are Low-Maintenance
There are many reasons to love wood decks — they are natural and have unique grain patterns — but they require a lot more “love and care” than composite decks. Depending upon the brand and style, the materials require very little maintenance from homeowners, they can be fade- and stain-resistant, and they can have protection against being scratched.
Composite Decks are Environmentally Friendly
Manufacturers of composite deck boards, like Trex, TimberTech, Azek (purchased by TimberTech), Fiberon, and MoistureShield, incorporate high percentages of recycled materials, like wood and plastics, into their products.
The products range from about 80 to 95 percent recycled materials, which is keeping millions of tons of wood and plastic out of landfills. This makes composite decking materials very eco-friendly. You are helping the environment when you build a composite deck.
Composite deck boards are very durable because a lot of science goes into the manufacturing process. They are built to resist mold and mildew, be fade- and stain-resistant, and to resist moisture and insects.
All of these features make for materials that are very durable, will look great for years to come, and will not require a lot of maintenance on your part.
Composite Deck Manufacturers Offer Different Lines to Fit Your Budget
If you want us to design and build a custom composite deck for you, we will help you decided on a manufacturer and product that will meet your needs and fit your budget.
No matter which of the manufacturers you choose, each one has a number of lines that provide a mix of quality and price. Manufacturers that use pressed wood in their composite boards look more like natural wood. Those that make their boards using polymers will provide better protection in extreme weather conditions.
Generally, the price will determine the level of protection you receive. The product lines at lower prices tend to protect against mold and mildew. Higher product lines will offer protection against fading. They also are usually lighter and have scalloped bottoms.
No matter which manufacturer and product you choose, you will be getting a high-quality, durable material that will last for years and requires little maintenance on your part.
And, unlike wood decks, composite deck manufacturers can offer warranties on their products … some for as long as 25 years.
Artisan Outdoor Craftsman Will Design and Build the Deck You Want
There are many benefits to composite decks. However, they can be more expensive, depending upon the price of wood. They are a great option for those who have busy lifestyles and might not have the time necessary to maintain a traditional wooden deck.
But, no matter what kind of deck you want, Artisan Outdoor Craftsman is here to help guide you through what can be a very overwhelming process:
- Is wood better for your deck than a composite material?
- How much maintenance will a wood deck require, and how much will it cost?
- Will the durability and low maintenance costs of composite materials mean the deck will cost less in the long run?
- Which manufacturer should I use?