With low maintenance and a highly durable alternative to cedar, a composite deck is quickly becoming one of the most popular choices for homeowners.
The market has grown significantly in just two decades with $1 billion spent annually on these products as well as next year accounting for 30 percent growth over 2015’s numbers, which put it at about 31%.
Composite decking is a durable, budget-friendly alternative to cedar. It has more protection against inclement weather and natural elements than other types of wood decks but; not all composites are created equal so to get an affordable composite that will last for years in your home take these factors into account:
Research customer reviews online before buying a composite deck
Be aware of what kind make up materials go into producing each model some have metal rods running through them while others use glue only
Recycled materials: Manufacturers can make composite decking eco-friendly by using recycled wood and plastic, but not all companies take advantage of this benefit.
Some composites are made with 100 percent recycled content while others; use only virgin material; WestStar’s line is designed specifically for the Pacific Northwest region so users enjoy an environmentally friendly product without sacrificing quality or performance!
Wood-to-plastic ratio: The proportion of wood to plastic in a board can make all the difference. Some brands use an equal blend, while others contain 70% or more for increased durability against mold and rot.
Plastic-type: Composite decks made from recycled materials should contain High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE), which come from hefty plastics such as milk jugs and detergent containers. These sturdy composites are more forgiving to wear than other types of composite decking material- resulting in a longer-lasting product!
Questions to Ask Your Composite Decking Contractor
The right composite decking materials can make a world of difference for both your outdoor living space and the look you are going for.
Ask yourself these questions before purchasing:
- What is my budget?
- Are there any restrictions on material type (color, texture)?
- Is price range something that concerns me?
- Am I looking more specifically at name brands such as levy, PergolaWorkshop®, HDH Building Board® vs generic alternatives found locally/online?
- How old is my house?
- Do elderly members in our family need assistance with climbing stairs?
- What type of warranty does it have?
A composite deck is a great investment for your home. It can be used outdoors as well, so you will not regret investing in one when the time comes!
Find out what types of problems are covered by a product there might be some wacky things going on with termites or just normal wear and tear over time too.
Do not let warranties get away from us: read them carefully before signing anything because they will vary depending on who made the piece.
Though it might seem like a small detail, deck fastening is an important aspect of safety and durability. There are two methods to attach boards: nails or screws.
Both have their pros and cons depending on what you want your structure to look like (or how much budget constraints). If moisture damage from rainstorms worries, you then consider using hidden clips instead!
- Does the decking material have non-skid protection?
A composite deck can be slippery when water or mildew is present. For extra safety, look for a brand that has a non-skid finish to keep it from slipping on your floorboards!
- What degree of fading should I expect?
Protecting your deck from the sun’s rays is essential! Many manufacturers add UV protection to combat fading caused by sunlight but. If you are looking for a more long-lasting result, we recommend using an alkyd or powder finish on top of that.
- How can I get the most life out of my deck?
Not all composite decks create equality. So, make sure to ask for specific maintenance tips from your contractor when buying.
Bayou City Lumber
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Bayou City Lumber is your one-stop-shop for all of your Bulkhead Material needs. We carry vinyl bulkhead material, which is perfect for use in boats and other marine applications. Vinyl bulkheads design to withstand harsh conditions on the water, like saltwater corrosion and UV rays.
We carry vinyl bulkhead material that design to last in tough environments like saltwater corrosion or UV radiation exposure. The vinyl will not degrade over time as some plastic materials do. So, it is an excellent choice if you are looking for something longer.
Bayou City Lumber is the best place to find vinyl bulkhead material for your composite decking project. We sell a variety of types and sizes in all colors. So, we are sure to have what you need.
Vinyl bulkheads are easy to install with our installation tools, and they will make your new deck look fantastic! Contact us today for more info or come by one of our stores to see our inventory first-hand.