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Edmonton’s Favourite Decking Choice: Composite Decks
Composite decking is quickly becoming the premier material for custom decks in Edmonton. Homeowners are choosing composite decks for their long lifespan, low maintenance, high durability, and the vast array of available design options. If you’re looking for a luxury outdoor living space that stands out, adds value to your home, and is reasonably priced, composite decking may be your top choice.
What is Composite Decking?
Composite decking is made from a combination of recycled wood and plastic; wood flour PVC, or wood fibres and polyethylene, and a binding agent. Mixing these materials together results in a stronger, more dense, and durable product than wood alone. Advancement in composite decking materials has resulted in a wide variety of options in the percentage of wood to plastic in the materials. For homeowners looking for an even stronger option there is capped-composite decking that provides an additional layer of protection underneath the material. It’s a very thin layer of PVC that is formulated differently than the boards. This exterior coat is designed to provide increased resistance to fading, scratches, stains, and water.
Composite decking material does not contain any chemicals or toxins, and it’s usually composed of recycled plastics and waste wood, which make it an eco-friendly building material. Most composite materials are designed to look like wood so you’ll see a wood grain or brush stroke pattern, which is an attractive alternative for people who like the look of wood, but do not like the maintenance of sanding and painting that comes with it. Composite decks are also barefoot friendly, soft to the touch, don’t splinter, and can withstand inclement weather making it ideal for Edmonton’s varying seasons.
The Benefits of Building a Composite Deck
Modern & Classy Look
Composite decking offers you a luxury look, feel, and design without the extravagant price tag. The design options available are extensive; you can achieve a realistic wood look without the maintenance that is required with a natural wood deck. There are ample colours to select from, whether you choose a monochromatic or multi-chromatic design, the results are stunning, and timeless.
Composite decking is one of the most popular alternatives to a wood deck because it requires much lower maintenance and boasts a longer lifespan. There is no yearly maintenance required, no sanding, no staining, no sealing, no hassle; which means no long term maintenance costs. Composite decking is one of the most durable decking materials on the market today, it is rot, mold, fungal decay, and insect resistant. You do not have to worry about splitting, warping, cracking, or shrinking of the material. Composite also holds up to the harsh Edmonton weather conditions, this means minimal thermal expansion and contraction, and maximum stability.
Long Term Value
Composite decking is mid-range on the pricing scale and while it is more expensive than pressure treated decks, the value of your investment over the lifespan of your composite deck is far greater. Composite decking holds up over time and you will enjoy the return on your investment for decades.
Edmonton Decks – Helping Build The Backyard of Your Dreams
Your deck is an extension of your home, a place to spend quality time with friends and family while enjoying the outdoors. For over 35 years Edmonton Decks has proudly helped create beautiful, high quality, and durable decks. We pride ourselves on our unparalleled craftsmanship, and are dedicated to building your dream deck. If you’re ready to see your vision come to life, contact us for a quote today!