There are so many households that have pets, like cats and dogs, and they are wonderful additions to people’s families. The experiences we have with our pets last a lifetime, and they bring us joy every day we get to be with them. Sometimes, though, that love comes at an expense, and one of the concerns that comes with having pets is if you have a deck because your deck can be scratched more easily. While wood is a classic decking material, we believe it could be in your best interest to use composite decking instead. Here are the reasons composite decking is our decking material of choice for those who have pets.
Composite Decking Can Resist Scratching
Cats and dogs enjoy being near their owners, and this is true whether you are outside or inside. When they’re spending time outside, such as on a deck, they may start to scratch at your boards, which can cause damage to your deck.
The right decking material will be more resistant to scratching, and in this case, composite decking is the way to go. This means your pets can spend more time outdoors while your deck stays protected.
Composite Decking Has No Toxic Chemicals in It
While scratching may be the first problem that comes to mind, there are other concerns that decks can have. Unlike scratching, which harms the deck, there are other problems that can harm the pets themselves. If your pet is licking your decking boards, you don’t want your deck made from toxic substances that can make your pet ill.
Composite decking doesn’t come with toxic chemicals, meaning it will be much safer for pets. They can do what they want, whether it’s eat, play, or rest, and they can be perfectly safe while they do it.
Composite Decking Is Easier for Cleaning Purposes
Composite decking also comes with the perk of being easier to clean than other kinds of decking you could get. Perhaps your pet spills their dinner, or they use your deck as a bathroom, and when these things happen, composite decks can be restored to top form more easily. It usually just takes some soap and water. You don’t even need bleach or other more heavy-duty cleaning materials to clean your deck, and it’s in part because you don’t need all kinds of cleaning materials that deck cleanup is a breeze.
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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.