Composite Decking: Is It Right For You?

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Composite Decking: Is It Right For You?

Sun. Rain. Ice. Wind. Insects.  

These are just a few of the things that can damage and degrade your wood deck.

While wood is undoubtedly beautiful and rustic, it also requires maintenance and attention. Oftentimes, homeowners let that maintenance fall by the wayside. As a result, their deck begins to warp, splinter and weaken. Expensive repairs or even a deck replacement is often necessary by the time a deck begins to sag.

Luckily, for homeowners who keep up with maintenance, wood decks can have a lifespan of 25 years or more. Cedar and redwood are especially durable when carefully maintained.

But what if you’re looking for a decking material that doesn’t require staining, sealing and washing? What if you want something that’s essentially maintenance free?

Enter composite decking–and Stratton Exteriors’ favorite composite decking company: Trex® decking.

All About Trex® Decking

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Composite decking is made typically made of recycled wood and plastic. Trex® decking is made of mostly recycled materials, including reclaimed wood and even household items.

Here’s what you should know about the features of Trex®:

Lifespan: Trex® decking is among the most durable of composite decking materials, with a lifespan of 30 years or more.

Less Maintenance: Trex® decks don’t require the sanding, staining and pressure washing that wood decks require. A regular cleaning once a year is generally all that is needed to maintain a Trex® deck.

Less Splintering, Rotting, and Warping: Composite decking is composed of denser materials that are less likely to warp with moisture or sun exposure. Composite decking like Trex® is also less likely to fade in color and is more resistant to scratches or scuffs.

Even with its many benefits, there are some cons to composite decking, too.

The biggest one is price. Composite decking–especially top-tier companies like Trex®–can cost around 20-30 percent more than many pressure-treated wood alternatives. Even with the higher initial cost, the lifespan and reduced maintenance make a Trex® deck a great investment in the long run. With the Trex® 25-year limited warranty, you may even end up spending less on your composite deck over the years.

Trex® Decking With Stratton Exteriors

If you’re on the hunt for a beautiful, durable and low-maintenance decking material, Trex® decking is a top choice. Stratton Exteriors loves building long-lasting, low-maintenance decks for Nashville homeowners.

Contact us today to learn more about our Trex® decks–and schedule your free consultation.

By | 2018-11-11T21:10:29-06:00 November 9th, 2018|Creative|