There are thousands of decks in Canada that are more than 20 years old and probably showing their age. One of those worn and aged decks may even be yours. If so, you may consider that now is the time to say goodbye to the old one that has served you so well over the years, and upgrade to a new one. If so, you will want to strongly consider which materials are best for your new deck.
For decades homeowners used wood. It was cheap, effective, looked decent enough and you were able to paint it in the colour scheme of your choice. However, these days the go-to material is composite decking as the material of choice for outdoor spaces. Composite decking is designed to offer incredible durability, easy maintenance and lasting beauty of wood without the hassles of continuous maintenance.
Canadian homeowners want to spend their time enjoying their outdoor living spaces, rather than maintaining them. High-performance composite decking offers homeowners a material that can withstand Canadian seasons and day-to-day wear far better than wood. It is also made from recycled material, which makes it a perfect choice for today’s eco-conscious consumers and the sustainability of our environment.
Advantages Of Composite Decking:
Composite decks are designed for maximum durability. They resist fading, staining, scratching and mold, plus they won’t rot, crack or warp. Composite decking is also insect-proof and splinter-free, making it safer and more comfortable for kids and pets.
Composite decks never require sanding, staining or painting. You simply have to break out the soap-and-water every now and then, or maybe a pressure wash after heavy weather or in the springtime and that is all you need to maintain stability and beauty for decades. Trex decking even comes with a 25-year Fade and Stain Warranty, ensuring that it will continue to look and perform as well as the first day it was installed.
Composite decks also feature high-definition wood grain patterns in rich, saturated colors creating beautiful looks and feels more natural than ever before. Color options range from deep earth tones to fiery reds and a wide array of greys, including composite boards that feature the distinct streaked look of exotic hardwoods. In addition to the range of decking choices available, you can also select from a wide selection of composite accessories including railings, stairs, gates, pergolas and composite furniture, to create a truly beautiful outdoor space.
Composite decking provides the homeowner with a look and feel of wood without the negative environmental impact. Deck boards are constructive using recycled content, including reclaimed industrial wood scraps and recycled plastic from common items such as shopping bags, pop bottles and newspaper sleeves.
In some cases the initial cost of composite decking can be higher than traditional wood decking, however when you factor in the cost of years maintenance required with a wood deck, like sanding, re-painting or staining, replacing cracked or broken boards, a composite deck can end up paying for itself in well under 10 years.