Our Plastic Decks don’t look or feel like real hardwood, is splinter-free, and requires basically no maintenance, besides routine cleaning. Plastic decks also come with fastening systems, so they can shift when the temperature changes, however, this also makes them squeak while walking on them, similar to PVC. Theis type of deck is also incredibly durable, withstanding extreme summer heats and brutal winter colds, while maintaining its original look and feel. A deck made of recycled plastic decking is a solid exterior remodeling decision for any home.
Low maintenance plastic decks have become very popular in recent years. Most of these materials are composed out of a formula including plastics. Plastic lumber’s composition varies widely, from 100% post-consumer recycled content to 100% virgin plastic resin. Some products are made with a single plastic resin, others use combinations of resins, and still others combine other materials with plastic to make a composite. Most plastic lumber products on the market are made from polyethylene. Some manufacturers are also using polystyrene and polyvinyl chloride (PVC).
Products that use recycled plastic are the best for the environment because they are keeping plastic waste out of our landfills. Plastic decking does not require staining like wood materials. However plastic will expand and contract in extreme temperatures. You should always space plastic decking to prevent buckling.
5 Benefits of Plastic Decks
Durability: Plastic decks are designed for maximum durability. It resists fading, staining, scratching and mold, and won’t rot, crack or warp.
Low-maintenance: With composite decking, you never need to worry about sanding, staining or painting.
Aesthetics: Featuring high-definition wood grain patterns and rich, saturated colors, composite decking looks and feels more natural than ever before.
Sustainability: Composite decking provides the look and feel of wood without the environmental impact. The deck boards are made using recycled content.
Value: Although the initial cost of composite decking can be higher, when you factor in the cost of ongoing maintenance required with a wood deck, a composite deck can end up paying for itself in well under 10 years.