Composite Decking vs. Natural Wood
When deciding on deck building materials, you essentially have two choices, composite decking, and natural wood decking. They both have advantages and disadvantages as we will cover in this article.
On the other hand, Composite decks are not subject to the same durability weaknesses as wood decks are. A properly installed composite deck will last over twice as long on average while also saving against upkeep and maintenance. There is no wood rot, termites, staining, or sealing to worry about with composite decking.
Composite decks require much less maintenance than natural wood. In most instances, all that is required is a frequent washing down with a garden hose or power washer. Some homeowners also scrub their composite decks with soap and a soft-bristled brush. On average, a home owner will only spend about 4-6 hours per year, maintaining their deck.
Ultimately both materials will provide you with an aesthetically pleasing deck or patio. The next important factor is to find the best deck builders in your area. The proper steps must be taken in the construction process to ensure that whatever material you choose to go withstands the test of time and is safe.