7 Jun 2010 Dozens of synthetic (that's plastic) deck manufacturers seem to have an answer with planks that won't splinter, rot, warp or need sanding and staining like wood. Established companies including CertainTeed, and
Long lasting and low maintenance, composite decking is a popular alternative to traditional wood construction. As part of their manufacture, composite deck boards are treated with preservatives that help ward off rot, mold, and mildew. Planks are dyed in a host of a CONS of composite decking. Strength and
12 Jun 2017 composite decking is the combination of recycled wood chips and plastic. They have many different styles and come in various Earth tones, so you can always match the wood with your furniture or home. At first glance, you
Which is the best decking material for a wood deck—cedar, pressure-treated or composite lumber We compare durability Probably the most difficult decision to make when building a deck is what type of decking to use. All three choices—5/4 x 6-in. The pros and cons of cedar wood for a deck. If the natural look of wood
composites materials” are a VERY broad term going from clay/straw bricks used by thousands of years to the exotics like Pro: You get to get the best properties of two different materials and end up with an intermediate material that is more convenient than any of its constituents alone. composites' Performance as decking Materials: composites are a mixture of polymer resins and premium recycled
When the less demanding plastic-composite decking appeared on the scene in the 1990s, homeowners happily adopted it, Everything you need to finish a deck—fascia boards, railings, balusters, treads, and posts—is made in matching colors using the same composite material. Cons High initial cost: Low-end composites are priced about 30 percent higher than pressure-treated pine. High-end
26 Sep 2017 posts and pickets. composites are resistant to rot, but they do have several disadvantages. composite decking weakens with exposure to UV rays and will fade significantly when exposed to sunlight. If sun exposure
Long the go-to material, wood is increasingly being replaced by composite decking as the material of choice for outdoor spaces. Low-maintenance: With composite decking, you never need to worry about sanding, staining or painting.
It's time to replace your deck and you're considering all your options. Do you stay with wood or go with the newer composite and plastic materials designed to look like wood The answer depends on your maintenance requirements, longevity
You've decided it's time to replace your outdoor deck and you're ready to take it on as a DIY project, or you've decided to work with a licensed and bonded contractor for the heavy lifting. Before you start on such a critical project, it's important to
6 Advantages and 6 disadvantages of composite deckingThe use of composite decking really seems to be taking off here. While at the Calgary Home a
If you're thinking about building a deck, one of the first decisions to make is which material to use. Natural materials may seem like the only option, but there is also a wide range of eco-friendly building materials available.
20 Mar 2013 A professional deck builder explains the pros and cons of natural wood versus man-made composites for deck The first thing to know about choosing a deck material is that all decks use treated lumber for the framing, which
12 Apr 2013 My parents have talked for years about replacing their wood deck with a composite deck. Many of you out there might be in the same spot and wonder if this type of deck will work for you, so let's take a closer look at them.