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What are the disadvantages of composite decking?

Are you debating hiring a composite deck builder?

Composite decking has been around for over 20 years. From the start of its time, it’s revolutionized the decking industry, providing a low-maintenance solution to outdoor living. Since its start composite, decking has innovated, expanded, and perfected its craft. Although composite decking has significantly improved it’s important to understand any potential disadvantages of composite decking before making your choice. Archadeck of Chicagoland, a local composite deck builder explains both the negatives and positives of building a deck with composite decking.

Disadvantages of composite decking

Although composite decking has taken over the decking industry, nothing is perfect so let’s dive into the disadvantages of composite decking. The first downside of composite decking is the hefty price. Compared to wood composite decking is much more expensive. Unlike wood, composite decks aren’t natural…meaning if you prefer the look of real wood, chances are you won’t find the beauty in composite boards. A potential disadvantage is that composite decks aren’t 100% maintenance-free. They require sweeping up leaves, dirt, and debris. You also may need to hose down dirt and residue from your composite deck. When debating if composite decking is the right choice, it’s important to compare manufacturers, brands, materials, and warranties to ensure you’re making the right choice.

Advantages of composite decking

Composite decking is a durable, long-lasting, low-maintenance decking solution that has changed the decking industry. It’s typically made of PVC, recycled decking materials, wood fibers, and other materials making it maintenance-free. Aside from the typical sweeping off the debris and hosing it down, composite decking doesn’t need to be stained, painted, or sanded and sealed. With a wide range of color options and collections, you can find a composite decking that best fits your home. Archadeck is a platinum partner of TimberTech decking. We partnered with TimberTech because of their innovative products, customer service, and outstanding warranties. Unlike typically wood, composite decking offers unbeatable warranties that ensure a good-looking deck for over 20 years.

Composite deck builder

Archadeck of Chicagoland has been a composite deck builder for over 20 years. Pairing with the top brands in the composite decking industry, Archadeck and TimberTech can offer an unbeatable duo. Combining Archadeck's seamless process and expertise with TimberTech's impressive product line, we can offer our clients high-quality service, products, and warranties.
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