Does composite decking need maintenance?
It's true that many composite decking options require very little maintenance but they do need basic cleaning in order to keep them looking presentable No, you don't need to repaint or reseal composite decking, and it is very resistant to rot, however, it's a good idea to sweep them clean weekly in order to prevent the growth of mold and lichen.
Is composite decking slippery when wet?
Composite decks are not slippery even when there is water on the surface. The problem, however, is when there is an accumulation of both ice and water on your composite decking. Aside from being the cause of accidents, ice, and the removal of it, can cause some damage to your patio. Non-anti slippery composite decking.
Is composite wood waterproof?
Composite decking does not absorb water. When moisture gets trapped under the decking and on top of the wood joists, it stays there and keeps it from drying properly. Homeowners who are looking for waterproof composite decking materials should look for those that have special features.
Why is composite wood so expensive?
Most composite decks are manufactured from the by-products of wood such as wood chips, sawdust, and recycled plastic materials.
This unique combination makes composite decks expensive than other types of decking material.
How much does composite wood cost?
Averaging between $3.50 and $6.00 per linear foot, the cost of installing a high-quality composite deck will certainly be higher than building with traditional pressure treated lumber, which can cost between $5.00 - $7.00 per (8') board.
What are the disadvantages of composite decking?
A pricey alternative to wood. Durability comes at a cost, as composite decking is more expensive than wood.
Composites aren't natural.
Composite decks aren't completely maintenance free.
You'll need to comparison shop.
Cons of Composite Decking
What are the problems with composite decking?
One of the most common complaints about composite decking is mold. Decking that is in shaded area or areas that tend to get wet frequently have been shown to grow mold and stain the deck. This is not restricted to composite decking. Wood decking can grow mold, mildew and algae.
How long do Composite decks last?
Composite decking can last over 20 years with the proper care and maintenance. Composite holds up better under hot or cold weather shifts. Composite is resistant to rot, mold, and termites, which can take their toll on wood decking materials. Composite does not require as much upkeep as wood.
20 years
  • Why is composite wood so expensive?
  • How much does composite wood cost?
  • What are the disadvantages of composite decking? Cons of Composite Decking
  • What are the problems with composite decking?
  • How long do Composite decks last? 20 years

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We are extremely excited to announce the launch of our brand new capped composite decking ranges, Peaks & Parks, which is available to order now!

The three sided capping found on our Peaks and Parks ranges means that it is stain and fade resistant for up to 40 years whilst offering a sleek multi-tonal wood grain effect. Created from recycled content, our new decking ranges are completely toxin-free and produced using sustainable methods.

What is Capped Composite Decking?

The two main types of composite decking boards are capped and uncapped. Capped composite decking has a protective outer layer that is co-extruded to the wood-composite core during the manufacturing process. This layer is fused to the board, so that the cap will never separate from the core.

A capped composite deck board is more durable than an uncapped deck board, as the capping provides an additional wear layer, typically offering a much longer lifespan than uncapped. As the outer layer is a different material to the core, the colouring of the board can therefore be mixed, creating a multi-tonal woodgrain effect. The outer layer ensures that capped decking boards hold their colour for longer, even in extreme weather and when exposed to powerful UV rays from the sun.

Peaks

Peaks is a beautiful, solid composite decking range available in various shades of grey, providing a luxurious finish which is sustainable and stylish. The range is the perfect blend of high performance, easy maintenance and stunning aesthetics with a 40 year fade, stain and performance limited residential warranty, so you can have peace of mind that your new decking system will last for years to come.

Ecodek Grey Capped Composite Decking
Parks

Parks can create a sleek, multi-tonal look to any outdoor space. Available in the shades Exmoor; a contemporary grey and Dartmoor; an earthy brown, it offers a classic finish that works with any landscaping design and delivers on durability and quality. Featuring a 30 year fade, stain and performance limited residential warranty, you know that you are investing in a decking system that you can trust.

Ecodek Grey Capped Composite Decking
Benefits of Our Composite Capped Decking Range – Peaks and Parks
  • Slip Resistant – With high levels of slip resistance, our boards are designed to keep you safe in both the wet and dry.
  • Low Maintenance – We truly understand the value of your time, meaning that our decking will not need sanding or sealing and is easy to clean.
  • Splinter Free – With both style and safety in mind, our boards are designed to be tough, durable and splinter free.
  • Rot & Split Resistant – Our high quality boards have a solid wood polymer composite core meaning they are made to last and will not rot or split.
  • Recycled Content – Our suite of products are made from 95% recycled and sustainably sourced materials.
  • Warranties – Our capped ranges come with industry-leading limited residential warranties of up to 40 years on stain, fade and structural integrity, to give you peace of mind.
  • Easy to install – Our capped boards are supplied with grooved edges and a simple to use clip system with no face fixings.

For more information on our Peaks & Parks range, contact a member of our friendly sales team, or order your sample today.

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