When composite decks first started to gain popularity in the 90's it wasn't really because of their looks: you could only really get them in gray. Even so they proved seriously popular because they don't splinter, they don't rot, they don't need sealing, they're easier to maintain, and they never fall prey to termites. Now however you can add a whole new dimension to their appeal: they look fabulous. Modern composite decks are as tough as their ancestors ever were (25 year warranties are not unusual) but come in any color or look that you like. Fancy the look of rare Brazilian walnut wood? No problem. Only in composite. With growing numbers of consumers taking into account the environmental factors of their choices composite has also grown in popularity thanks to its green credentials (see below). Charlotte Deck Repair are experts in wood decking but aware enough of the benefits of composite so since we do both you can trust us to spell out the pros and cons and help you choose the perfect material for you.
Wood Look Effects
The old days of any color you like, as long as it's gray are long gone. Composite decking now comes in a riot of different colors and effects including slots and grooves, and embossed wood grain effects which are popular for their looks and their non slip qualities. Don't kid yourself, composite can still be distinguished from wood by anyone getting down on their hands and knees, but not a lot of people do that and most are just so happy with their tough and good looking deck that they don't ask what it's made of. Talk to Charlotte Deck Repair about the range of colors and textures available for your composite deck.
One of the beauties of composite, and a deciding factor for a growing number of consumers, is that composite is made of recycled materials. Composite decking is made of waste wood and recycled plastic. The wood typically comes from the sawdust and waste wood at wood mills and the plastic could be anything from recycled milk jugs to old shopping bags. It's hard to believe when you see how beautiful modern composite decking looks but you're using up old waste and doing the planet a favor in the process.
Different Profiles and Installation
Composite decking comes in many different forms including solid, tongue and groove, scalloped (single sided but hollowed out for lightness) and different board types. You don't need to be an expert in the different types of composite decking types because we are at Charlotte Deck Repair and we can explain to you what options will give the best possible results for your deck. We guarantee you the best value, best looking composite decking possible for your project.
Low Maintenance, Long Life
One of the beauties of composite is that it is famously long lived with many composite decking suppliers offering a 25 year warranty on their planks. Plus maintenance is easy, certainly compared to wood and for that quarter century life you can typically expect to never do more than wash your deck down with soapy water.