This synthetic material allows for an extremely durable and weather-resistant deck.
If you’ve been thinking about infusing your backyard with that “wow factor,” getting a composite deck could be the solution that you’re looking for. This durable, low maintenance material comes in a variety of colours and shades, and a wide range of sizes; with its shiny finish and smooth feel, it’s perfect for turning your backyard into the sleek, modern oasis that you’ve been dreaming of.
So what exactly are composite decks? Well, to start, they often consist of different materials. Some composite decks are made from wood fibers (sawdust, wood chips etc.) and recycled plastic (polyethylene or polyvinyl chloride); others are made purely from recycled plastic. There is also a binding agent blended into the composite material to keep this mix of elements together. This combination makes it stronger and more durable than regular wood. While the result is a synthetic material, it mimics the aesthetics of natural materials. Consequently, composite decks are extremely weather resistant, which is incredibly beneficial considering the harsh winters we have to endure in Ottawa.
You may have heard that the initial cost of composite decks is slightly higher than other kinds of decks, but it’s a price worth paying; you will save a lot of time and money in the long run, thanks to the fact that these decks don’t require much maintenance and can last for years. There is no need to stain or paint your deck, and you completely avoid the risk of rotting, cracking, and splintering. If you have energetic children frolicking around in the backyard barefoot, minimizing the risk of splintered feet is an especially important consideration. Luckily, you don’t have to worry about that with these decks!
If you want to know more about composite decks and how they can beautify your backyard and add more functionality to your home, be sure to contact our team of experts to get the proper guidance in determining whether this type of deck is right for you.