Before you start researching composite deck ideas and planning your dream deck, it’s important to know just how long your materials will last. If you’re looking for long-lasting decking, composite boards are a great choice.
To understand the composite decking lifespan, you first need to understand what counts as a composite deck. Unlike plastic decking, composite deck boards do contain wood fibers. However, the fibers are blended with plastic to make a sturdier and more affordable material, and the whole board is usually coated with vinyl. Composite decking is not the same as pressure-treated lumber. Though it contains many of the same ingredients, composite decking goes through a slightly lengthier manufacturing process.
This long-lasting decking is much studier than other materials like natural wood. It tends to last an average of 25 to 30 years. This means a composite deck will last about three times as long as a natural wood deck. Keep in mind that there is some variation in composite decking lifespans. Different manufacturers use different formulas and coatings, so certain brands may last longer. Some of the best composite decking can actually last up to 40 to 50 years.
Why do composite decks still look great years after a wood deck requires replacement? The decking’s unique construction comes with many benefits.
Composite decking usually has a reputation for being a low maintenance deck. However, this doesn’t mean you should just install it and ignore it for years. A few simple maintenance tips can help increase your composite deck lifespan.
With these simple tips, you can keep enjoying the beauty of a composite deck for years to come! Contact our team to learn more.