Tired of scrubbing, staining, and sealing an aging wooden deck? Upgrading to composite decking allows you to reclaim your outdoor space with no hassle required. What if you could enjoy a beautiful deck without the backbreaking upkeep? With custom composite decking, you can.
Composite decking blends recycled wood fibers and plastic polymers to create a splinter-free, ultra-durable material. Unlike natural wood, composites resist moisture, mold, mildew, and pests. Best of all, composite decking retains the sought-after look of real wood without demanding hours of maintenance every year. All it takes is an occasional soap and water cleaning to keep your composite deck looking like new for decades on end.
Intrigued by the possibilities of composite decking? You’re not alone. As leaders in the Walnut Creek area, Bay Area Outdoor Living transforms backyards using beautiful composite decking materials from top brands like Trex, TimberTech, and Fiberon. Let’s explore the unique benefits of each:
Trex: As pioneers of wood-alternative decking, Trex is a name you can trust. Their innovative blend of recycled plastic film and reclaimed wood creates durable deck boards in an inspiring spectrum of colors and finishes. Looking for affordability? Check out Trex Select. Want the ultimate in protective performance? Trex Enhance and Transcend feature specially engineered shell layers designed to stand up to nature’s elements in style.
TimberTech: With TimberTech, luxury meets durability. Their composite decking seamlessly blends polymers, organic wood fibers, and other recycled materials into boards featuring protective polymer caps. These shields block moisture damage and mold growth so your deck withstands the tests of time. TimberTech’s natural wood looks and unique color blends are inspired by exotic hardwoods, cobblestones, and beyond.
Fiberon: With sustainability at the core, Fiberon fuses recycled wood and plastic using heat compression for outstanding strength. The resulting deck boards flaunt PermaTech capstock that brilliantly resists fading while extending the decking’s lifespan. Collections like Sanctuary, Good Life, and Horizon capture the true essence of real wood’s grain and texture with enticing and eco-friendly flair.
Benefits of Composite Decking:
Composite decking stands up to years of foot traffic and exposure to sun, rain, snow, and other elements. The materials resist splintering, rotting, cracking, mold, stains, and insect damage. Composite decks retain their structural integrity and appearance for decades with minimal upkeep.
2. Low Maintenance
Homeowners never need to stain or seal composite decks. At most, an occasional soap and water cleaning keeps them looking fresh. Exposure to sunlight and moisture won’t cause swelling, warping, or splintering. You can spend more time relaxing and entertaining, not maintaining your deck.
With a wide selection of colors, grain patterns, and finishes, composite decking offers nearly endless design flexibility. Mix and match deck boards and trim pieces to create custom two-tone designs. Curved deck shapes, built-in benches, tiered levels, and lighting can be incorporated to suit your home’s style.
Many composite decking products contain 95% recycled content or more. Using these eco-friendly building materials preserves natural resources. Manufacturers like Trex repurpose billions of pounds of recycled plastic and wood scraps that would otherwise end up in landfills.
Composite decking provides even plank spacing, slip-resistant surfaces, concealed fasteners, and seamless transitions from decking to railings. These safety features prevent trips, trapped fingers, and injuries. Fire-resistant materials reduce the risk of flammability.
6. Return on Investment
Although composite decks have a higher upfront cost, their durability and longevity deliver a better return on investment in the long run. There are no costs for periodic staining, sealing, splinter repairs, and potential deck board replacement every 10-15 years like natural wood requires.
7. Luxurious Look and Feel
Today’s composite decking looks and feels remarkably realistic. Embossed wood grain patterns, multi-toned color blends, and natural weathering add to the authenticity. Tile and stone designs provide unique options aside from traditional wood looks. Textured surfaces feel comfortable under bare feet.
Bay Area Outdoor Living can help Walnut Creek homeowners select the right composite materials, colors, and designs to complement their homes’ architecture and yard landscapes. We handle the entire custom deck building process from permits and demolition to framing, decking installation, railings, lighting, and more. Contact us today to explore the versatile possibilities of composite decking for your home.