Wood Versus Composite Deck Materials

What is the difference between wood and composite deck materials? Traditionally, wood decks have always been quite popular, but people are beginning to see the benefit in composite materials as well. So, what is the difference, and how do you know which one is best for you?

Wood decks have a rustic, old-fashioned look and can make your backyard feel cozy and filled with charm. However, they require more maintenance for proper upkeep. This is due to the fact that the weather can easily affect a wood deck, and if it is not properly cared for, it is more susceptible to warping and rot.  

Composite decks are made of recycled plastics and wood fibers and offer the look of wood without the downsides. The recycled materials make it more eco friendly as well. A composite deck is much more resistant to rot and warping as well as mold and insects. In addition, the color of a composite deck is much less likely to fade over time. Therefore, it requires much less maintenance, and often has a higher lifespan than a wood deck. With less upkeep, composite decks might actually save you money in the long run. They are very strong and durable against harsh weather. So if you live in an area that is prone to storms, flooding, and intense weather changes, a composite deck might be more beneficial for you.

Whether you choose wood materials for your deck or composite materials is up to you. It is fully based on your personal preference. No matter what material you select, we are here to help you create the deck of your dreams. Are you ready for a new deck? Give us a call today so we can get you started on the right path. We are excited to work with you!

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