Over recent years decking has become a firm favourite with many homeowners as a real alternative to paving. A decked area serves exactly the same purpose as a patio but looks completely different. At one time all decking materials consisted of treated timber boards, and usually pine or cedar was the main choice. Now a new material is fast replacing these timber options, and it’s called composite. Composite decking boards are made up of a combination of wood and plastic. The wood particles can be any form of wood from sawdust, wood chips, and wood fibres, while the plastic components are most often recycled plastic materials.
Ease of maintenance
The main reason why composite is more often the choice over traditional timber is simple: maintenance. Timber decking looks great when it is first laid but after a year or so it loses its fresh colour, and becomes grey in appearance. To remedy this you can apply a coat of preservative or wood stain, only to find in a year or two it needs treating again. Composite needs no such treatment. A simple hose down will restore its colours instantly, so it’s quite easy to see why it has caught the imagination. Also, composite decking is resistant to rot, doesn’t warp, won’t give you splinters, and doesn’t need to be painted, stained or sealed.
The Chase Window Company supplies high quality composite decking that is extremely durable, weatherproof, and just looks good all year round. There are a number of surface options to choose from including slip resistant, smooth, and woodgrain. There are also several colour options ranging from dark to light, which should be enough to satisfy any personal preference.
Composite decking is very versatile and can be cut to shapes and sizes just as you might do with timber decking. This allows you to design the style of your decked area exactly as you want it.
For help and advice about composite decking, visit our showroom