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5 Benefits of Composite Decking
February 3, 2017
If you’re looking to build a deck this year to enjoy during the longer, warmer months of the summer—consider using composite decking. Composite decking is a superb decking material allowing the look and style of traditional wood with all of the benefits of a more durable material. To help you decide on whether composite decking is right for your new deck, here are 5 benefits of composite decking.
Composite deck boards are made from a blend of wood and plastic. Due to this material make-up, one huge benefit of composite decking is it requires less maintenance than traditional wood decks. While one typical complaint of composite decking is it costs more up-front to build, the cost savings over time from the reduced maintenance ends up saving you money.
If you’re looking to build a deck in Maryland, one crucial factor in the type of material you choose for your deck will be its durability. Maryland gets to experience all types of weather extremes from blizzards to hail and harsh summer sun to hurricane-force winds. Composite decks have increased durability over traditional wood decks—so your deck can stand up to all the weather Maryland has to throw at it.
As previously stated, composite decking is made up of a blend of waste woods and plastic. The wood used is typically recycled from a variety of woods left-over from other production. As opposed to discarding this wood, we can re-purpose it into new decking materials. This helps to reduce the amount of trees which need to be harvested for a traditional wood deck.
Resistant to Pests and Rot
As a Maryland deck contractor, we know exactly how harsh the conditions in Maryland can be for wood structures. Our area is the perfect environment for pests and wood-rot. When building a traditional wood deck in Maryland, you need to be watchful and pro-active to prevent damage from pests and rotting wood. With composite decking, the deck boards are constructed to resist pests and rot reducing the need to keep up with and monitor your deck.
Composite decking is built with bare-feet in mind. Not only do composite deck boards not splinter, they are also warp-resistant and won’t leave exposed nails or screws. Additionally, composite decking is slip-resistant when wet to reduce the risk of falls. Add all of these things up and you have a safer deck for your family and friends to enjoy!
If you’re looking to build a new composite deck, or build any type of deck in Maryland, get in touch with North American Deck and Patio, LLC today! North American Deck and Patio is a Maryland deck company offering gorgeous, expertly designed decks at a reasonable price. For a free consultation, give us a call at 866-535-1961, or fill out the form on our website today!
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