Frequently Asked Questions
What is Composite Decking?
Composite Decking is the better alternative to traditional decking. Its a combination composite materials such as Wood, Bamboo Fiber, Recycled Plastic (HDPE) and a Chemical component which includes UV protection.
What is it made out of?
Composite Decking materials is 60% recycled Wood ,Bamboo Fiber, 30% Recycled Plastic (HDPE) and a 10% Chemical component which includes UV protection.
How long does composite decking last?
Composite decking is known for its long life span. Since the plastic protects the wood fibers from the elements, composite decking isn’t prone to rotting, decay, or termite damage. Composite decking often comes with warranties ranging from 10-25 years that guarantee it won’t rot or suffer structural damage under normal residential conditions.
Is it easy to install and work with?
The product is designed with the client in mind making it easier than traditional wood to work with making installation a breeze.
What’s the difference between hollow and solid core boards?
Solid boards look more like wood, and as the name states, are solid all the way through. Hollow boards look slightly more man-made and feature ribbed centers. Both board options provide a strong and quality deck you can count on.
Does composite decking require maintenance?
Composite decks require minimal maintenance. Regularly clear off any debris like leaves, dirt, and dust. Give your deck a more thorough clean at least twice a year using just a brush, hose, and mild household cleaner. Don’t use power washers, as they can damage composite decks. Unlike wooden decks, composite decking doesn’t require staining, waterproofing, or sealing.
Can I paint or stain composite decking?
It is not recommend painting or staining composite decking, since the material is impregnated with a dye that will last as long as your deck does. If you do opt to paint or stain your composite deck, it will require regular upkeep, similar to the maintenance required for wooden decks.
Do I need special equipment or tools to install composite decking?
You don’t need special tools to install composite decking, but you do need standard woodworking tools for cutting and building. Since composite decking materials cut just like wood, you can use a circular saw or a miter saw for installation. This type of decking also accepts nails and screws like real wood.