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New Advancements in Composite Decking

Should I build a synthetic or wood deck? This is one of the most common quandaries we encounter in the outdoor building business. When we meet with clients about their choice in decking materials, we encourage low-maintenance for many reasons. Recent improvements in synthetic decking products will support that recommendation now more than ever.

One of the sure benefits of synthetic decking materials, is that product technology is continually evolving. Our TimberTech®, Fiberon, and Evergrain® composite decks are built to last. All of these brands offer many choices in material finishes, from solid colors to multi-colored decking boards, which take on an air of true hardwoods. Archadeck of Kansas City can recommend a product line that perfectly suits your needs for a new composite deck. Take a look at what’s new in the industry!

Seating area with cover on deck
Shawnee KS composite deck

NEW Multi-Width Composite Decking

TimberTech is revolutionizing the deck and porch building industry with brand new multi-width decking boards. Not only does TimberTech offer some of the highest-quality decking on the market, they have upped our deck design and building game with these new board sizes. Planks widths are 3.5”, 5.5”, and 7.25”. These new sizes will allow for ultimate design customization with mix-and-match finishes and widths to create true one-of-a-kind decks. Are you ready for a new multi-width plank deck, custom designed by Archadeck of Kansas City?

Multi-width decking
New TimberTech multi-width decking

Synthetic Decking That Rivals the Price of Wood

Thanks to decking product innovations by companies, like Fiberon and TimberTech, there are now synthetic materials that beat the cost of cedar. In years past, there were no composite decking choices that could compete with the price of wood. Manufacturers now offer lower-cost composite materials for our budget-minded clients! Decking planks with a scalloped profile or 3-sided capping are more affordable options for clients, who wish for the benefits of low-maintenance, but are limited by their budget. Are you ready to discuss a lower-cost synthetic deck solution for your Kansas City area home?

Outdoor kitchen and pergola on deck
Fiberon composite deck by Archadeck of Kansas City

Custom multi-level deck with railing and floating benchOne question that we always ask our deck clients is, “How long do you plan to live in your home?” Why is this such an important question? Composite decking manufacturers offer products that have stain and fade warranties, ranging from 15 to 50 years and varied limited lifetime warranties. The longer the lifespan, the more expensive the material will be. A top-of-the-line material choice is the right choice if you plan to live in your home for life, for as long as you live in your home, your deck will remain beautiful. If you do not plan to live in your home for more than 10 years, you might not reap the full value of a costlier deck investment. Even the lower-priced materials offer high performance, and come with fantastic warranties!

Custom backyard deck with tree trunk in the middlePer the latest cost versus value report for the Kansas City area, building a composite deck onto your home will give you a return averaging 66% of your investment. This return on investment is greater than you can expect from a mid-range bathroom or kitchen remodel. Adding a wood deck will give you a slightly bigger return in 2019, but if you are planning to sell even five years from now, an aging wood deck could deter potential future home buyers. Building a lower-priced composite deck will offer you the immediate benefits of having a beautiful, low-maintenance deck; and it will still look new in five or ten years when it is time to sell your home. It pays to add a composite deck now if you plan to sell in a few years! Company design award logo

If you’re considering building a new composite deck for your Kansas City area home, get in touch with our award-winning designers for a free consultation at (913) 704-6240.