Composite Deck Builder
Our Composite Deck Builder uses a wood biter that’s mixed with recycled polyethylene, making it the perfect aesthetically pleasing style for your home. This type of decking also comes in a variety of textures and colors to choose from.
However, composite planks are also flexible, some contractors can heat the planks to bend them into more precise designs. Most premium composite decking planks come with a 25-year warranty with low maintenance needed.
Any composite deck builder would say that the main benefit of low maintenance decking like composite material is that you will never have to stain, seal or paint the decking like wood materials. Most higher quality synthetic decking materials are sold with a warranty against splitting, cracking, rotting and insect damage. Some low maintenance decking boards can be simply screwed down with special reverse thread screws to prevent the material from “mushrooming” on the surface.
Most low maintenance decking products use polyethylene (HDPE or LDPE) plastic or PVC (polyvinyl chloride) as the base material for their decking boards. Composite decking is created by mixing polyethylene with wood fiber, rice hulls or other fillers as well as a blend of chemical additives. Most low maintenance decking planks are available in 5/4×6 dimensional boards in 12′, 16′ and 20′ lengths. Some composite products are hollow and others are solid.
PVC or vinyl decking has become a popular alternative to composite decking in recent years. Some composite companies have created new products that encapsulate the composite material with a thin layer of PVC capstock for a hardened exterior shell that protects the material from stain, mildew, scratching and UV fading.