“I don’t know about you, but I only get two weeks of vacation,” Dan said. “That’s my time to kick back and relax. I don’t want to spend any of my precious leisure time doing chores around the house.”
If you’re looking for a no-maintenance deck, you’ll want to talk to your Wayland deck builder about your composite decking options.
While decks are traditionally built of wood, wooden decks require lots of maintenance. Every year or two, wooden deck owners need to sand, stain, and seal their decks – a labor-intensive process that can take several days. Additionally, wooden decks are vulnerable to the weather. When the temperatures are too high or too low, decking boards can warp, twist, split and bend. Obviously when this happens, those boards need to be replaced – which is more maintenance work for you.
Composite decking is the alternative. Composite decking is made of a mix of virgin and recycled plastics. It’s similar in many ways to PVC. Composite decking is available in a variety of colors, from the traditional brown wood-look products to eye-popping vivid shades that add definite personality to the home and boost curb appeal.
One advantage of choosing composite decking is that it’s a very stable product. This means composite decking stands up very well to extreme weather conditions. Even if it gets really hot or super cold – as it sometimes does in the Wayland area – you don’t have to worry about your decking boards twisting, bending or splitting. That means less maintenance work for you.
Additionally, composite decking’s color stays vivid and strong for years and years. You never have to strip, stain, or seal it. To keep the deck looking fantastic, give it a quick spray with the pressure washer if it starts looking grimy. That’s it!
As an added bonus, composite decking is resistant to mold, mildew, and rot. This makes it an ideal product to build a deck in a damp environment. Insects aren’t interested in composite decking either, so if you’re worried about carpenter ants or termites, it’s the right choice for you!