If you haven't had to build or replace a deck in the past 20 years, you'll be amazed at the number of maintenance-free decking options that exist today. For some, nothing will ever beat the natural look and feel of wood decking. However, wood grays over time and requires yearly maintenance to keep it looking and feeling its best. If you're looking for durability without the need for regular sanding, staining, and sealing, composite wood decking might be the choice for you.
Composite decking (vs wood) is resistant to rot, doesn't warp, and doesn’t need to be painted, stained, or sealed. It’s made from a combination of materials – typically plastics and wood fibers – which are compressed to provide the appearance and feel of natural wood. Composite decking material comes in a wide variety of colors and textures, so it’s easy to find one that perfectly complements your outdoor space.
While PVC decking boards and composite both contain plastics, PVC decking does not contain any wood products. It is composed mainly of polyvinyl chloride (PVC), which is most commonly known as vinyl -- as in vinyl siding. PVC decking is resistant to cracking, peeling, and wear, making it an excellent, low-maintenance choice.
Woodland Deck builders are skilled in the design and installation of the three biggest names in maintenance-free decking: AZEK, TimberTech, and Trex composite decking materials.
Read our blog series comparing the top three brands:
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Ultimately, your choice of composite decking vs wood materials for your custom deck construction will come down to your personal tastes, your budget and how much time you want to spend maintaining your deck. If you want maintenance-free decking, then PVC decking boards or composite wood decking might be the right choice for you.
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