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Vienna, VA Composite Decking: Composite Decking 101
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Composite Decking in Vienna, VA Requires Minimal Care
Homeowners often ask us about low maintenance options when building a deck. This is true, too, for our clients in Vienna, VA. Composite decking is the most popular alternative over vinyl to solid wood decks and worth considering if you want a deck that requires minimal care. That is because unlike wood decks, composite decks are rot resistant and do not require resealing, re–staining, or sanding.
What is composite decking? The name gives it away a bit. It is made of mix of materials – primarily wood byproducts such as wood chips and sawdust from the lumbering industry and plastic. The materials, which may contain anywhere from 40 to 70 percent wood, are combined in the manufacturing process to look like traditional wood.
Solid or Hollow Composite Decking
Among the composite decking options, you will have a choice of hollow or solid. Solid composite decking has a few advantages. It is heavier and thus more durable, and it looks more like real wood than the hollow composite decking. It is however more sensitive to the changes in temperature and will expand and contract more. Another factor to consider, solid composite decking is more expensive, but many find the return on investment worth the extra cost for their Vienna, VA home.
Choice of Colors
As we mentioned, composite decking does not require staining. The color is mixed in during the manufacturing process. There are a wide range of colors to choose from so rest assured that you will be able to find something to match your Vienna, VA home’s décor. Following installation, your deck will fade slightly as well as over time in the sun. Keep this in mind when choosing your color and protect the color of your deck by hosing it down frequently and scrubbing with soap a couple of times of year.
As with the deck color, preservative and anti–fungal chemicals are mixed in during the manufacturing process. Because composite decking is made of as much as 70 percent wood, it could still be vulnerable to rot without this protective treatment. These chemicals can be expected to protect most composite decks for 10 years or more.
For more information about low–maintenance, high quality materials for your Vienna, VA composite decking, contact Hal Co Fence today.
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