So you know it is time to replace the decking in your garden but you are unsure whether composite decking is the right choice for you?
There are pros and cons for anything, but more importantly we want to explain the pros and cons of composite decking for you.
Before you start on such a critical project, it’s important to know that decking options have grown over the last several years, bringing new choices in composite plastic and wood products from which to construct your deck.
While they often cost more than wood, composite materials offer the promise of greater durability and less maintenance.
Pros of Composite Decking
|Less Maintenance||Consumers might decide if the look and feel of natural wood is worth the work that goes in to staining, painting and replacing sections that begin to decay. If you would rather spend your time doing something else, then composite decking is most definitely the best option for you.|
|Variety of colours||Unlike wood, composite decking does not need to be painted or stained and you can more or less match the exterior of your home.|
|Recycled materials||Some composite companies are using recycled materials so we are helping the environment and you will have a synthetic deck.|
Cons of Composite Decking
|Price||Durability comes at a cost and composite decking is definitely more expensive than wood.|
|Not natural||No matter how much effort goes into making composite looking like wood, it will not happen. The only way to get this look is to use timber.|
|Not maintenance free||You are still required to sweep up leaves and other debris and wash them down|
There are more pros and cons of composite decking however the three in each category above are the main ones that customers should be aware of.
If you are looking for a local installer then get in touch with us today for a quote. We have some samples in our office that we can always bring for you.