Composite decking is an excellent choice for homeowners to improve the look of their home, eliminate painting, resist rotting, and reduce weathering.
An increasing number of Manhattan, Kansas decking projects are done with composite decking materials over wood decks. Composite and PVC decking has become a popular choice for an extremely low maintenance alternative to wood decking. Over the past decade, composite companies have done extensive research and development to refine their products, making them look and feel more like wood. Even with recent improvements, a quality Kansas deck contractor is still necessary to install composite deck materials and composite railing systems. With recent decking technology advancements, the match up of a wood deck vs. composite deck is no longer a fight.
A preferred decking option is a composite decking wrapped in a protected polymer shell to reduce scratches, stains, and fading. This also resists the elements, everyday foot traffic, and everyday accidents endured by decks. Composite decking and railing systems can be designed to facilitate seating, planters, poolside decks, spa surrounds, patios, lighting, and more.
Check out a recent Manhattan, KS Composite Decking Replacement before and after photos to the right.
Wood Decks vs. Composite Decks
Why install composite decks? What are composite decking benefits?
- No long-term maintenance costs of sealing or painting. Occasional rinse with a garden hose is the only maintenance required
- Impervious to termites and all types of wood boring insects and pests
- Many deck styles, deck patterns, and deck color options allow you to create traditional or unique designs
- Multiple color options
- Protective coating to resist fading, scratches and stains
- Proprietary composite core
- Hidden fastening systems increases beauty
- Composite decking options available with 25-year fade and stain warranty
- Remodeling Magazine’s 2012 Cost vs. Value Report estimates a 62.8% return on investment for composite deck additions on a national average.
- Resists weathering and warping
- Wood decks splinter causing a safety hazard for barefoot children. PVC Decks and Composite
- Decks do not rot or splinter