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
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It’s an exciting time at Ecodek towers as we have recently become members of Made in Britain Membership.   For those of you that haven’t heard of the Made in Britain Marque, it supports and promotes British manufacturing, enabling buyers and consumers at home and abroad to identify British-made products. It works to unite and support and promote all manufacturers and the entire British manufacturing sector within the UK and around the world.

Made in Britain was originally set up by Prescot-based British cooker manufacturer Stoves in 2011, before evolving into an independent, not-for-profit organisation called the Made In Great Britain Campaign Ltd, which was officially established in June 2013.   It was created to help buyers at home and abroad to identify and choose British made goods.

Check out this video of the Pioneer of the Made in Britain Campaign, Denver Hewlett of Stoves who explains how they became one of the founding members.

Ecodek is a British company with a full commitment to innovation and all of our composite decking profiles are made here at our factory premises in Wrexham, North Wales using UK sourced raw materials where possible.   We also have a great team who all contribute in different areas of the business to ensure that you are getting a top quality service.

As members of Made in Britain we can now start to work with the marque in lots of different ways to support our exports, sales, PR and marketing. Some of you may have seen the marque already if you have received emails from our team as they now appear on our email signatures.   There are plans in place to include the marque on all of our marketing brochures and it will also will be included on our pallet wrap when sending out your orders.

It’s great to know that Ecodek will also be featured in the Members’ directory alongside many other UK companies who have also subscribed to the campaign. It also gives us the chance of taking on board possible networking opportunities in the future.

By using the marque, we look to draw your attention to our British Products and we are very proud to be flying the flag for British Manufacturing and hope to benefit from the recognition of the Made in Britain marque.

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Not All Synthetic Decking Is "Composite".
Not All Building Codes Allow Composite Decking.
Composite Lumber Is Not Just Decking.
Composite Lumber Can Be Expensive.
Higher-Quality Products Look More Like Wood.
Composites Can Be Slippery When Wet.