If you are remodeling your deck or building a new relaxation area outside your home, check out the composite deck material options available in your area. Constructed of recycled plastic and reclaimed wood, composite boards can make your deck strong, secure and environmentally friendly. Here are some facts you should know before choosing which composite material to use.
As the name implies, composite wood is a mixture of different types of wood pieces, glues and plastics. The mixture is molded into various shapes to create the structure of the wood. Not only do the pieces look like wood and feel like painted wood, but they are also more durable and come in a variety of weather-resistant colors. Add the 25-year warranty, and you have the best of both worlds.
There are several grades of composite materials, and it all comes down to construction. All the boards are molded, and high heat compresses the components together; however, some companies use sawdust while others use wood chips. The type and grade of plastic used in the process can also vary between manufacturers. That may be why there are different prices for the various grades of composite deck materials.
Although all composite decking is easy to care for, the boards come in different styles and have different appearances. Some are classic and plain, while others have a molded wood grain appearance. There is even one style of board that claims it is reversible, with one classic side and the other an etched design. After choosing your favorite pattern, color comes next. The creation process makes sure you never have to paint, so choose a color you can live with for many years.
Whether you are building or remodeling your deck, check out the new composite deck materials available in your area before you settle on something less durable. With so many colors and styles available, there is sure to be something you fall in love with.