Is a Composite Deck Constructed by the Right Deck Contractor What Your Springfield Virginia Home Needs?
The options are plentiful when it comes to choosing a deck contractor for the project at your Northern Virginia home, and so are the options for the deck material used. Composite deck materials offer several benefits other types of deck materials do not, such as ease of routine maintenance like deck washing and deck cleaning. This sturdy material surpasses most other types of decking options when it comes to longevity, and that is in addition to the care-free maintenance.
Constructed with either solid or hollow composite decking, composite decks can withstand the torture of the elements and the test of time without fail. Solid composite deck material looks more like traditional wood decking material because of its built-in texture, and hollow composite deck material does appear to be fabricated without the recognizable wood grain texture. Solid composite deck material is heavier, because it is solid and therefore has more composite material involved in its creation, and it will expand and contract with moisture just as natural wood does. Hollow composite deck material does this as well, but to a lesser degree. But on the other hand, hollow composite deck material is open to more damage from everyday use than solid composite deck material is. This is one factor to consider when choosing composite decking for your Springfield VA home.
Composite deck materials will not rot or deteriorate – whether solid or hollow – and does not contain toxic chemicals that some types of treated lumber can. Also, composite decking does not require staining, sealing or weather and it also resists heat and sun damage. The added safety features of composite decks include the slip-resistant properties and lack of splinters. Since it does resist heat even on the hottest Springfield VA days, composite decks are easy on bare feet during the summer months as well.
Contact the composite deck contractors at Halco Fence today for more information on composite decks and the benefits for your Springfield, Virginia home. Serving all the NOVA area, including the communities of Aldie, VA, Burke, VA, Haymarket, VA and Oakton, VA. Halco Fence is the area’s “complete deck specialist” offering all aspects of deck design and build.