Composite Decking Denver
Decks are a valuable addition to any home. They are a popular destination for families and provide a convenient entertaining space. Homes that have decks statistically sell faster than non-deck homes and will provide an equal return for the money spent on their construction. They are a convenient place to grow an herb garden or other plants and flowers. Children and pets love decks too, and these areas are a wonderful play space for both. A common problem with decks that discourages some homeowners from installing one is the amount of maintenance they require, but an innovative material makes this no longer an issue.
What are composite materials?
Composite lumber is a combination of wood fiber and plastics that have been bonded together. Composite materials are used exactly as lumber would be and look very similar, but they are much easier to work with during construction. The durable materials are less likely to split or chip the way wood boards might. Some brands of composite lumber are even made lighter weight than traditional wood boards without sacrificing durability.
How do they reduce maintenance?
Composite lumber is more resistant to water so they are not at risk to rot and less likely to grow mold than wood lumber and are quick and easy to clean. The boards are very durable so they are scratch and dent resistant and are less likely to be scratched or marred by patio furniture, snow shovels or pet claws. The product is finished at the factory and never needs to be stained or painted. They are also not vulnerable to damage from pests like carpenter ants or termites.
Are composite decks as attractive as wood?
High quality composite decking looks very similar to wood lumber. There are a number of finishes and design features that can be added, so the completed deck will be as elegant and attractive as any deck made of wood. Because it never needs to be stained or painted, it will always look clean and fresh, even after years of use. Best of all, composite materials are smooth and splinter-free, so they are also comfortable under the feet and safe for young children to play on. The variety of materials offered by companies like denver decks make it possible to create decks, patios, steps and walkways from composite lumber that will add a beautiful touch all around the yard.
Composite materials are also an eco friendly deck option because the lumber is made from wood waste and recycled plastic. Manufacturers like Trex also use green manufacturing techniques and recycle their waste to conserve materials even more. This makes them a great option for homeowners who want something beautiful for their home, but not at the expense of the environment. This type of decking material offers enormous benefits and its long-term cost is comparable, and sometimes less, than using lumber because of the minimal maintenance composite lumber requires. The professionals at Custom Decks in Denver are all highly experienced and fully certified to work with composite materials in deck construction and use only the best quality brands so your deck has the durability and attractive appearance you deserve.