10 Questions to Ask Your Decking Supplier Before You Buy
When it comes to buying decking materials, it's important to do your research and choose the right supplier. Asking the right questions can help you make an informed decision and ensure that you get the best quality materials for your project. In this blog post, we'll go over the top 10 questions to ask your decking supplier before you buy. At The Composite Company, we're committed to providing our customers with high-quality decking materials and exceptional service. Read on to learn more!
What types of decking materials do you offer?
The first question to ask your decking supplier is what types of materials they offer. Do they carry traditional wood decking or do they offer composite decking as well? It's important to know what options are available to you so you can make an informed decision based on your needs and preferences.
At The Composite Company, we offer a wide range of decking materials, including composite decking, PVC decking, and traditional wood decking. Our experts can help you select the right material for your project based on your budget, style, and maintenance preferences.
What is the cost of your decking materials?
The cost of decking materials is an important factor to consider when choosing a supplier. Be sure to ask for a detailed breakdown of the costs and any additional fees or charges, such as delivery or installation fees.
At The Composite Company, we offer competitive pricing on all of our decking materials. We also offer free delivery on orders over a certain amount and provide installation services for an additional fee.
Do you offer any warranties or guarantees on your decking materials?
It's important to choose a decking supplier that stands behind their products. Ask your supplier if they offer any warranties or guarantees on their materials, and what is covered under those warranties.
At The Composite Company, we offer a 25-year limited warranty on our composite decking products, as well as a 25-year limited warranty on our PVC decking products. We also offer a satisfaction guarantee on all of our products.
What is the expected lifespan of your decking materials?
The expected lifespan of decking materials can vary depending on the type of material and how well it is maintained. Ask your supplier what the expected lifespan is for their decking materials and what maintenance is required to ensure the longest lifespan possible.
At The Composite Company, our composite decking products are designed to last up to 25 years or more with proper maintenance, while our PVC decking products can last up to 30 years or more.
Do you offer any environmentally-friendly decking options?
If you're concerned about the environmental impact of your decking materials, ask your supplier if they offer any eco-friendly options. Look for suppliers that offer decking materials made from recycled materials or that have sustainable sourcing practices.
At The Composite Company, we offer a range of environmentally-friendly decking options, including composite decking made from recycled materials and PVC decking made from 100% recycled materials.
Can you provide references or examples of previous decking projects?
Ask your supplier if they can provide references or examples of previous decking projects they've completed. This can give you an idea of their level of experience and the quality of their work.
At The Composite Company, we have a portfolio of previous decking projects that we've completed for our satisfied customers. We can also provide references upon request.
Do you offer installation services?
If you're not comfortable installing your decking materials yourself, ask your supplier if they offer installation services. This can save you time and ensure that your deck is installed correctly.
At The Composite Company, we offer professional installation services for all of our decking materials. Our team of experts has years of experience installing decks of all shapes and sizes, so you can trust that your project is in good hands.
Can you provide references or examples of previous projects?
If you're considering a decking supplier for your project, it's essential to ask for references or examples of previous projects they've completed. This will give you an idea of the quality of work they produce and whether they can meet your specific needs.
A reputable supplier will be happy to provide references and examples of their work. They may even have a portfolio of completed projects that you can look through to get inspiration and ideas for your own deck.
What is your warranty policy?
Finally, it's crucial to understand the warranty policy of your decking supplier before making a purchase. Ask them about the specific details of their warranty, such as what it covers, how long it lasts, and any exclusions or limitations.
A reliable supplier should offer a warranty that covers any defects or issues with their products, giving you peace of mind and protecting your investment. Be wary of suppliers who do not offer a warranty or have a limited warranty policy.
Choosing the right decking supplier is critical to the success of your project. Asking these ten questions will help you find a reputable and reliable supplier that can provide you with high-quality decking materials and excellent customer service.
At The Composite Company, we pride ourselves on being a leading supplier of composite decking in South Africa. Our team of experts is always happy to answer any questions you may have about our products and services.
With a wide range of decking materials, including composite, hardwood, and softwood, we can help you find the perfect decking solution for your project. Contact us today to learn more about our products and services and get started on creating the perfect deck for your home.