Composite decking is satisfying many people today. It’s a modern type of decking that has revolutionized how people design their outdoor living spaces. Over the years, composite decking has become increasingly popular, and for a good reason.
What is Composite Decking?
Composite decking is made out of a mixture of plastic and wood. The wood component is usually made from wood chips or sawdust, while the plastic parts are made from new or recycled plastic materials.
It’s a type of decking that became more popular in the 1990s. Initially, it was marketed as a highly durable option that required little maintenance. Over the years, these decks became more refined, becoming lighter and stronger.
What Does Composite Decking Cost?
Today, composite decking will cost you around $2-4 per lineal foot if you go with your standard decking boards. There can be slight variance on price, which can depend on your source. You will also receive a warranty that comes with your composite decking. Most are either a 25-year warranty or a limited lifetime warranty. There are even warranties that can be transferred between homeowners if the house gets sold.
Maintaining Composite Decking
For many people, one of the biggest advantages composite decking offers is that it is easy to maintain. It doesn’t need any sanding, sealing, staining, or painting. Composite decking is also resistant to weathering as well as insect damage. It’s especially convenient for families that like to entertain guests outside. All it takes to keep your deck clean is a little soap, water, and some scrubbing.
Easy to Install
Just like the upkeep, the installation of a composite deck is simple and easy. The boards are lightweight, and it helps that composite decks have improved drastically over the years. Installing these boards isn’t too different from installing wooden boards. Fastening the boards is painless, and your deck will look seamless after the installation is over.
It’s Great for Families With Children
Composite decking is made out of materials that are slip-resistant and have no splinters in them, making it a perfect option for small children and pets. Also, it can handle warmer temperatures than wooden decking before it starts reacting to heat.
How It Impacts Home Value
Composite decks can do wonders for your outdoor living experience, but it can also add significant value to your home. You can make up a lot of the money you spend on the installation when you go to sell. Some homeowners even make over 50% returns on their decks!
Contact Albaugh & Sons
Since 2003, Albaugh & Sons, LLC, has been dedicated to meeting the fencing, decking, and home remodeling needs of homeowners throughout the greater Frederick area. All of our team members are experienced, well-trained, and committed to exceeding the expectations of every customer.