Whether you’re in the market for a deck replacement for your current set-up or building for the first time, low maintenance composites are an ideal choice. Composites and other manmade materials may be a bit more expensive upfront, but once you factor in annual wood deck care costs, composites save you money in the long run. Synthetic decking can produce absolutely stunning decks that need only regular cleaning to maintain their beauty (all synthetic materials will change somewhat over a long period of outside exposure).
It's important to remember that working with synthetic and low maintenance decking materials can be tricky. Each material requires a different set of guidelines for installation. The shrinkage/expansion allowances, drainage needs and support structure requirements can vary significantly from material to material.
Archadeck Outdoor Living is so experienced with low maintenance decking and uses it in so many of our deck designs, that our suppliers go out of their way to update us on any specification change. In fact, the leading manufacturers, TimberTech® and AZEK® have awarded us with the distinction of "certified installer."
Just like wood decks, each low maintenance composite decking material has its own set of pros and cons. Your local Archadeck Outdoor Living representative can show you the materials that best suit your needs and discuss the merits of each, making it easy to pick the ideal material. With an extensive variety of finishes and colors, there's sure to be a material that you'll love.