Your Composite Decking Resource
So you’ve thought about installing composite decking but don’t have all the facts. Keep reading, we will demystify the process of choice, colour, installation and give you lots of tips and tricks to creatively design and build your perfect decking installation.
Now is the time to find out the facts about this amazing invention. Rotting or warping are things of the past, it is resistant to splintering or breakage and fungal decay or insect damage are rare. No staining, sealing, painting or varnishing. An occasional sweep and wash will make it last and last.
Six Reasons to Go Composite
If you’ve been planning your decking area for a while, you’ve probably run into the composite vs. wood decking debate. For the newcomers, it’s a question of materials; older decks tend to be wood, while many newer decks consist of a “composite” wood/plastic composition.
Composite fencing or composite fence panels is a relatively new innovation. The great feature is that they don’t need to be painted or stained – we all know how long that can take. Wouldn’t you rather be enjoying the summer sun rather than slogging through the mundane task of painting your old wooden fence?
Painting and staining of your deck is just not required due to the composition of composite decking boards. In fact, if you paint the decking it will just peel away after a short time. Most maintenance is as simple as a brush, a wash with a cleaning powder or fluid, a rinse and that’s it. Done!
This video demonstrates how easy it is to clean your composite decking. Remember, there’s no need to strip, sand, stain or varnish. Just clean it! The results are amazing with very little effort. It does go to show how easy composite decks are to keep clean.
Composite decking received bad press some years ago. It’s fair to say that some early versions of decking did suffer from delamination, warping or splitting. Over the last few years this has been eradicated on all but the lowest quality decking. The same could be said for any product – buy cheap, buy twice or thrice.
When building a deck, bear in mind that you may need planning permission. There are certain considerations, such as the proposed height and size of your decking, that might make this necessary. Always make sure […]