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Choose between Wood and Composite to Make Your Custom Deck

by Michael Daigle on May 9, 2014

Creating a deck area is a major home renovation project. Materials vary widely in terms of looks, durability, and cost. To go with wood or composite decking is among the most common dilemmas. This article takes a look at the pros and cons of both types of material to help you make an informed decision.

Going with Wooden Decks

Traditionally, wood is the most traditional and commonly used material for decks. A range of hardwoods are used as decking materials and it is best to have them certified from the appropriate forest authority. Here are the benefits on offer when you use wood:

  • Wood exudes a natural feeling of warmth and gives a rustic look to your custom decks.
  • It is a durable material, capable of holding immense weight without buckling.
  • It requires minimal maintenance over the years as long as minor repairs are carried out when needed.
  • The look of your wooden deck may be refreshed every few years by sanding it down or applying a different lacquer polish.
  • Wood is available in a range of colors, shapes and sizes and you are sure to find something to suit your budget and bring your deck railing ideas to life
  • Today's hardwoods are almost completely bio-degradable and a good choice for the ecologically conscious.

The Cons

  • Hardwoods may be expensive as compared to other material.
  • If not maintained regularly, they may crack or change color over time.
  • The price and the availability of a particular kind of wood may vary across different localities.

Opting for Composite Decking

This material goes by several alternate names because of its constitution of wood fiber and plastic. It is called wood-polymer composite, wood alternative or synthetic decking as well. It is fast becoming a popular material for establishing great deck railing design ideas in residential spaces, especially over the past decade. Some of its plus points are:

  • It is a low-maintenance material that withstands most elements over a long period of time.
  • It does not chip or splinter and is slip-resistant, making it safer for homes with children and elderly residents.
  • It is extremely durable.
  • It provides a relatively cost-effective value-addition to your home, especially if you plan to sell in the near future.

Cons:

  • If you do not research well, there is a chance you may end up with fake material.
  • A few brands in the market have composite decking material that may be slippery.
  • It is not resistant to mold and mildew.
  • The material tends to sag as it ages.

Before you make your decision, it is important that you understand the environment in which your deck will be placed and zero in on the budget. We hope these pointers will help you make the perfect choice between wooden and composite materials for your deck.

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Michael Daigle

Michael Daigle

M. Daigle and Sons Construction combines quality work with customer commitment to build safe, long lasting additions to your home. We are the pioneers of home renovations in Jacksonville and our services extend from sales to construction. We put your priorities first, adding value and comfort to your home and collecting final payment only when the job is done right.

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