Composite Fences and Decks Popular Alternative to Wood
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Many people are choosing composite materials for their fences and decks for a variety of good reasons. First of all, composite woods look almost like real wood, but are low maintenance in comparison. Composite materials are almost completely resistant to rot, insect damage, or warping. Fences and decks built from composite materials can last 30 years plus, with very little maintenance.
Composite boards are typically made from plastic, and may be designed to simulate real woodgrain. Colors can vary to make it look like various types of wood. Many people feel composite materials are actually more environmentally friendly than using real woods, because some of the forests around the world are non sustainable.
Advantages of Composite Materials
- Long lasting and low maintenance
- Resistant to rot, insect damage, and warping
- Come in various shades and colors
- Environmentally friendly
- Extremely durable
I recently visited some friends who live right next to the beach who love their composite deck. The elements and salt air at the beach wreaks havoc on wood and paint. The composite deck my friends installed looks like real wood to passers by, but is virtually untouched by the elements. After five years, the deck looks brands news. It only has to be hosed off from time to time – no sanding or repainting necessary.
There are different types of composite boards available and price points. Whether you are building a fence or deck, it may be worth considering composite boards as opposed to wood. Talk to one of our experts to discover what composite material might be right for your fence or deck.