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Is Composite Decking Better Than Wood?

Because a deck is a long-term investment and you will be enjoying it for decades to come, it's important to understand your choice of materials before starting your building project.

Unlike most wood decking, composite decking is not prone to damage from termites and other wood-destroying insects. While all wood decking will eventually splinter, composite decking is made with small wood fibers encased in plastic, so it won't splinter. Composite lumber is a material that is a mixture of wood fiber, plastic, and some type of binding agent. These ingredients are put together to form a material that is fade resistant, denser, stronger, and heavier than wood alone. Traditional wood decks have a lifespan of 10 years with annual maintenance, board replacements, staining, sealing and so on. Because composite decking is also insect and rot resistant, durable, water and fire resistant making it last for 25 to 30 years and longer but simply without the added annual/seasonal repair and maintenance cost and our preferred vendors offer 25 year warranty! 

We recommend low-maintenance long lasting decks with the peace of mind: 

No sanding, refinishing or staining, board replacements or annual maintenance.


Our composite builds are not scared with screws in every board, instead we use hidden fastner technology.

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What is the cost of composite compared to wood?

Composite wood now comes in different product line that are almost the same cost of treated wood and you see a huge difference in the long run cost between wood and composite prices starting on the day you need to pressure wash your brand new treated wood deck, stain and seal it annually and this on going cost that never stops! 

So why not choose Composite Decking that doesn't require the annual life time maintenance, comes in vibrant long lasting colors and with warranty?

Is it safer to consider composite VS wood? 

Composite  components are toxin free, splinter-free and rot-resistant.  Composite boards are the highest ranking in the field due to factors such as: Location,  maintenance, environmental impact and intended use. 

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over 10-25 year span

  • Refinishing: For composite-material decks, no refinishing is required. Wood Decks require refinishing every year with an added average cost of $850-$4,000 depending on the size. 
  • Maintenance:  Composite requires far less maintenance. It never needs sanding, sealing or staining. Wood Decks need annual if not seasonal maintenance if you want to maintain a presentable look  ranging between  $500-$2,500 depending on the size.
  • Durability:  Composite is stain-resistant and holds up to harsh weather. It will not splinter or rot, the color won't fade and the grain won't crack or wash away. Wood Decks on the other hand will require pressure washing, warped or rotten board replacements, stain and seal annually.
  • UV resistance: Composite decks will not fade or lighten over time like natural wood. They retain the original color for 20-25 years while Wood Decks will need to have paint/stain applied at least twice annually to maintain the look as it fades away by use, sun and rain. 

Why We Recommend The Right Composite Decking 

Unlike most wood decking, composite decking is not prone to damage from termites and other wood-destroying insects. While all wood decking will eventually splinter, composite decking is made with small wood fibers encased in plastic, so it won't splinter. Composite lumber is a material that is a mixture of wood fiber, plastic, and some type of binding agent. Our preferred composite decking vendor is Trex which offers 25 year warranty and added 2 year workmanship warranty by Paragon Property Service. Customer satisfaction is our top priority.

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