For generations, decks have been excellent for homeowners, giving them an outdoor space to enjoy with their friends and family. For years, wood has been the go-to material for decks, but that isn’t the case anymore. Today there are tons of different options for homeowners, but one material has stood out in the past few years, composite decking. 

What is Composite Decking?

With many options out there, it can be tough for homeowners to decide on a material for their new deck. From a contractor’s perspective, wood decks are typically what is built and designed. With composite decks becoming more popular, it’s time that all decking contractors work with this material. It’s composed of recycled materials that look like wood but feel a bit more like plastic. Composite decks are stain-resistant and lightweight to install. Let’s check out more of what makes composite decking a great option.

What Makes Composite Decking Great?

Throughout the country, composite decking has become popular because of the many benefits that it offers.

Good for the Environment: Composite decking is made from recycled materials, so it’s good for the earth. This is something you can feel good about installing and suggesting to homeowners.

Weather Resistances: In many parts of the country, the weather is a challenge for decks. Sun, wind, rain, snow & more all pose a threat to decks. Composite decks don’t let the elements get to them though, because of it’s inherent resistances they won’t rot or splinter as wooden decks can. 

No Pests: With wood decks, unless they’re treated they can become excellent homes for pests. With composite, termites, and other pests have no use for it, so you don’t need to worry about damage to your deck.

Low Maintenance: If you’ve had or worked with wood decks before, you know that they need some maintenance to keep them looking fresh and neat. You need to stain a wooden deck to keep it resistant to pests, rot, and splintering, that’s not the case with composite decking though. Composite decks can be easily swept and cleaned off with the hose.


This year, so many are looking to improve the outdoor spaces of their homes. Decks are a great way to do so, offering space to convene, cook and dine with friends and family. Contractors should always be looking to work with innovative and high-performance materials, so if you don’t install composite decks, you should!

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