Any deck you add to your home in Arlington, VA will be an investment that will add value to your home, whether you pick wood or composite materials. No doubt, composite decks will be more costly to build than those made from wood, but protecting a wood deck’s image over the long-term takes much more effort and added expense than a composite deck. Not to mention, most composite decks have an extended warranty on the materials.
A wood deck will require regular power washing, sealing/staining and typically rot or damage repair. These costs can add up over the years, whether you do it yourself or hire someone else to do it. A composite deck for your home in Arlington, VA only requires a periodic washing with mild soap and water. When you factor in the added costs to maintain a wooden deck, a composite deck, in the long run, may actually be less expensive.
Another reason you might want to consider composite decks for homes in Arlington, VA is for the simplicity of the installation. Special fasteners are used that disappear, which creates an unfettered look. No special tools are required for the “hidden clip systems,” and they are easy to install.
Nothing can beat not having to restain, repaint, or reseal your deck every couple of years, which is one of the significant reasons to consider composite decks versus wooden decks for Arlington, VA homes. Why spend your spring or summer months with extra projects to do while you could be working on something new for your home in Arlington, VA.
Anytime you buy something that is practically maintenance-free you are well getting your money’s worth. It’s usually worth the added initial cost knowing that’s the only cost. Now mind you, accidents can happen at your home in Arlington, VA so that is not to say that your composite deck will never need any repairs. However, nothing compared to a wooden deck.
You should be able to enjoy your composite deck at your Arlington, VA home for at least the next 25 to 30 years with minimal upkeep compared to a traditional wood deck with a lifespan of 10 to 15 years with yearly maintenance, depending on the wood quality and the climate where you live.
Before you make a decision, call the team at Hal Co Fence and let them help you in your selection.