What Is Composite Decking Material?

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Did you know that, on average, building a deck addition with composite decking material can yield about a 63% return in added value to your home?

If you’re planning a deck project in the near future, it’s worth it to consider composite decking as your material of choice. Curious to learn more about this popular material and some of its benefits? We’ve got you covered. 

Keep reading to learn the basics about composite decking. 

How Is Composite Decking Made?

Composite decking gets its name because it’s made up of several different parts. More specifically, it’s made from a combination of wood fibers, plastic, and other additives. Depending on the specific composite decking brand you choose, the majority of these ingredients are sourced from recycled materials, making a more eco-friendly choice than other decking materials. 

Generally speaking, you can get either uncapped or capped composite decking, however, the capped option is much more popular. That’s because capped decking comes with a durable cover that bonds to the core of the material. 

This helps give it extra protection from fading, staining, mold growth, and pest infestations that uncapped decking doesn’t have. 

Benefits of Composite Decking

Are you wondering if composite decking is a better option for you than wood? Consider some of the benefits of using this innovative material for your outdoor space. 

It Requires Little Maintenance

One of the reasons our customers love composite decking is because it doesn’t need much upkeep. Unlike wood, it doesn’t break down or rot over time and you never have to worry about repainting or restaining it. Instead, all you have to do is occasionally rinse it down with a hose to remove dirt and grime. 

It’s Made to Last

When it comes to durability, it’s tough to beat composite decking. While it does cost a bit more upfront than wood decking, it translates to less money over the life of the deck, since you don’t have to worry about the cost of restaining it every few years. Why not spend the money on a new deck replacement that will last instead? We have affordable options available that can fit nearly any budget. 

Not only is composite decking less susceptible to natural wear and tear, but it’s also a stronger material than wood, so it can hold more weight from furniture, pets, family, and friends. This keeps it looking great for years. 

It Comes in a Variety of Styles

Here at Deck Guru, we’re proud to offer a variety of composite decking colors and finishes, so you can build an outdoor space that perfectly complements the rest of your home’s exterior. Best of all, the material will retain its color, so your deck always looks good as new. 

Trust the Experts at Deck Guru for Your Upcoming Project

Now that you know more about composite decking and its benefits, why wait any longer to start on your decking project? Our team here at Deck Guru proudly serves homeowners just like you in the greater Northern Virginia area. 

Schedule a free estimate with us today to tell us more about the details of your project and to get the answers to any questions you may have. lWe can’t wait to work with you!

Now that you know more about composite decking and its benefits, why wait any longer to start on your decking project? Our team here at Deck Guru proudly serves homeowners just like you in the greater Northern Virginia area.
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