The North American Deck and Railing Association estimates that about 40 million decks in the United States alone are more than two decades old. If this applies to the deck that happens to be attached to your home in Plano, consider composite decking as an option for your updated deck.
While wood has long-been the go-to deck building material, composite can provide similar aesthetics with some really compelling additional benefits. Here are some of the most appealing benefits of composite decking to keep in mind as you contact deck contractors in Plano.
While wood has a long history of being used for deck building purposes, it's a material that's also susceptible to warping and other types of damage. The good news is today's composite materials can give you a beautiful wood grain pattern. In fact, today's decking boards look more natural and attractive than ever before!
High-performance composite decking is designed to stand up well to the elements from one season to the next. It also handles day-to-day wear well, even during the warmer months when you are likely to be using your deck more often. In addition to being resistant to damage from insects and critters and splinter-free, this type of decking is also highly durable for the following reasons:
• It resists fading
• It's resistant to stains
• It won't warp, crack, or rot
• It's equally durable for kids and pets
Easy Maintenance and Upkeep
Deck replacement with composite can be equally appealing because of the time you'll save with maintenance and upkeep. For starters, composite does not require regular staining or painting. There's also no need to worry about sanding to keep the surface smooth and splinter-free. Cleaning requirements generally involve nothing more than occasional rinses with soap and water or a garden hose.
Low Environmental Impact
Composite is an extremely environmentally friendly product! Manufacturers typically use recycled materials to make this type of decking material. So, you can confidently create an amazing deck or go ahead with your deck replacement project with composite instead of wood knowing that you are also being kind to Mother Nature!
The total composite decking cost may be, on average, a bit more than what you would pay with traditional wood decking. Specifically, the average composite decking cost is about $35 per square foot, although polythylene-based composite averages about $7-8 per square foot. Composite, however, is a material that can easily pay for itself over time! According to some estimates, you may be able to recoup your initial investment in well under a decade.
Traditional wood decks have an average lifespan of 10 to 15 years. Composite, on the other hand, can last for 25-30 years or more when properly installed by deck contractors in Plano.
Ready to explore your options with composite for your deck? Our deck contractors in Plano are prepared to provide an estimate to get you started and leave you impressed with the results. Contact us today to discuss this versatile and budget-pleasing deck replacement or new deck installation material.