How To Choose The Right Composite Decking

Choosing the composite decking that is right for you can be overwhelming at first but you can simplify your process by weighing a few key issues.  Budget is an obvious consideration but the amount of sunlight, community building codes and overall appearance are also important considerations. Some composite decking brands will meet your needs and others won’t.

Budget Factors: Quality composite decking costs two to three times more than pressure-treated wood but lasts two to three times longer. If you are on a tight budget installing wood railings rather than composite railing reduces deck costs while providing a more durable decking surface.

Sunlight and Weather Factors: The amount of sunlight your deck space receives is also an important consideration prior to selecting materials. Dark-colored and very dense composites can really heat up in the sun. Get composite samples in different colors and set them outside on your deck site. If they’re hot enough to fry an egg after a day in the hot sun, consider a lighter color or a different composite material.

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