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Do Composite Decks Attract Bugs?

As a choice composite deck builder, we are often asked about the durability and longevity of the materials we use.

Does composite decking deter termites? Most composite decking is very much resistant to bugs, such as termites. In certain cases, where a low-grade material was used and it becomes damaged, there could be cause for termite infestation concern. Archadeck of Greater Denver and the Foothills works with premium composite decking brands, such as TimberTech and Trex. Both these brands offer warranties against damage and termites, which will be passed on to our clients. What about the deck’s structural materials?

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Does pressure-treated wood prevent termites?

Colorado is home to subterranean termites, which tunnel their way to areas close to your home. There have also been reports of dry wood termites. This variety of termite flies to its intended wood target, sheds its wings, and begins to dine on dry wood.

Pressure treated wood, which is the standard deck structural and framing material, is termite resistant. This does not necessarily mean that pressure treated wood is termite proof. There are conditions which could create an ideal termite environment beneath your deck.

  • Moist soil or pooling water beneath your deck can be very attractive to termites.
  • If pressure-treated wood is in direct contact with moist soil, and the material itself becomes damp, termites could become an issue.
  • Excessive damp leaf litter or mulch that comes in contact with pressure-treated wood could promote ideal conditions for termites.

Keeping areas beneath your deck dry and treating for termites can help allay infestations.

Searching for an experienced deck builder in the Denver area?

Archadeck wants to be your first choice among Metro Denver deck builders. We have more than a decade of deck construction experience, and we are ready to put our expertise to work for your project. Our deck design-build process works to each client’s advantage, as we get to know them to discern their every outdoor living need. Our Design Consultants are adept at translating those needs into a composite deck design that is a true reflection of the client.

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Furthermore, Archadeck is a licensed and insured deck contractor, serving the Denver Metro. Along with that, we bring two warranties to ensure that our work meets your satisfaction. And finally, any qualifying warranties on the materials used to build your outdoor living space will be in effect for your protection against damage or any type of product failure that is covered by their warranties.

Trust Archadeck with your Highlands Ranch deck construction project.

We build beautiful, high-quality composite decks in Highlands Ranch and surrounding areas. Put our experience to work for your outdoor living design. Not only do we build custom decks, we design and build paver patios, screened-in porches, deck roofs and patio covers, pergolas, and outdoor combination spaces throughout the following areas:

Search for deck builders near me and choose Archadeck for a truly custom composite deck design.

Call (720) 704-1556 or fill out this form to schedule a complimentary outdoor living design consultation with Archadeck of Greater Denver and the Foothills.

Also read: Deck Installation Considerations