Once you’ve decided you want to add a deck to your Framingham home, you get to make a choice. You can have your new deck built of wood, composite, or PVC. All three are great options and can add to the beauty of your home. The choice of building material does have an impact on the lifespan and cost of your new deck, as well as how much maintenance you’ll have to do to keep your deck looking great. With that in mind, this week we’re going to talk about what makes PVC decks awesome.
Awesome point number one: PVC decks do not fade when exposed to sunlight. You know what the summer is like here in Framingham. The sun can be absolutely brutal, especially if we have a long stretch of dry days. Sunbleaching is a thing that happens – but not if you choose PVC decking. The color stays strong and true. When you choose PVC decking, you know your deck will look just as good ten years from now as it does right now.
Mold resistance is a key benefit of choosing PVC decking. Wood is wonderful, but wood rots. If you know moisture is an issue in or around your home, it makes sense to go with PVC decking. PVC is made of 100% plastic and contains absolutely no wood. This means PVC doesn’t rot when exposed to water. It also means aggravating pests like termites and carpenter ants won’t mess with your new deck!
Finally, PVC decks are awesome because you don’t have to do any special maintenance to keep them looking great. No painting, no staining, no sanding, no giving up your one free weekend to deal with the deck. Instead of working on your deck, you get to actually relax and enjoy it – and isn’t that the entire point?