So it’s time for you to get yourself a brand new composite deck, but how will you go about choosing the right one with all the options you’ve got out there? There are a bunch of brands to choose from, and we’re going to go through a few points in this article that will help you pick the best composite deck for you.
First of all, you need to take moisture resistance into account. Although composite decks are made of moisture-resistant materials, not all composite decks are made the same and the amount of water resistance will vary from brand to brand. In brands where the plastic more fully envelopes the wood fibers, you’ll find better water resistance.
You’ll want to check up on the brand you’re considering to see if they’ve ever had any structural failures in their history. If you find any of these, then that brand should get knocked off your list. There’s no space for weakness when making a new deck!
Make sure the brand you want to buy from is protected by a good warranty in case of moisture, stain, color fading and other damage.
Composite decks are denser than wooden decks, and can inconveniently absorb heat making your deck uncomfortable to walk on in the summer with the sun blaring down on it. You’ll want to find a deck with the right cooling technology to keep your deck nice and cool even in the heat of the summer.
And if you want to keep the environment in mind and reduce your carbon footprint, take a look at how much recycled material is used in the composite deck you want to get. By getting recycled materials you’re minimizing waste and doing the planet a favor.
The rest of the decisions are all up to you!