What Exactly is Composite Decking?

Composite is a material made of reclaimed wood, and discarded plastics. When combined with heat, it creates a strong decking material that stands up to pests and the elements. Originally sold uncapped, it evolved over the years to its capped form. The difference? Composite now no longer warps, cracks or splinters because of the surface product applied to it. This capping also repels moisture.

If you're making a comparison to classic wood decks, points to consider would be:

  • Lack of Vulnerability
  • Composite keeps off mold, rot, pests and most weather damage-factors that affect all wood decks.
  • Eco-Friendly
  • Made of 95% recycled material, you can't find a better option to stay green.
  • Customization
  • Wood can be stained, but composite can be produced from the start in a variety of colors.
  • Tech-Savvy
  • Choose hollow composite lumber to easily run wiring through it!

The popular choice, composite decking is favored by 57% of US homeowners. It's not completely invulnerable; it can fade and incur scratches, but they are easily dealt with.

At an average of $35/square foot, it is pricier, but in the long-run saves you maintenance costs and by far outlasts the competition.

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The manufacturing process of composite decking is eco-friendly. This product is socially and environmentally conscious and using reclaimed wood means a tree is never cut down for its creation. Picture decking that saves you money over time, lasts for years and can look any way you can imagine.

Composite decking is a leader in the industry-and rightly so.

Wood decking can provide a beautiful and classic look, and at Bulldog Roofing & Construction we have experience installing it as well. However, the advantages of composite are many. Wood decking has a shelf life of 10 to 15 years, and needs to be power washed and re-sealed every two to three years in this time. The money you save initially won't count so much when you're paying for these services.