What Is The Best Composite Decking Material? 

When looking at composite decking for your next project, tons of different options exist. Each brand has an array of features and benefits, such as easy installation, excellent warranty, or recycled wood and plastics. It can be a bit overwhelming on what to choose for your next deck. Trex and Timbertech are typical of what you'll see at big box home stores.

However, we stock and install Fiberon, one of the top rated composite decking manufacturers around. With over 34 different colours to choose from, and 7 different embossed patterns available. Though we stock Fiberon as our standard choice for composite decking, we can also bring in Trex if requested.

You’ll have the natural look of hardwoods or exotic woods without all the extra maintenance costs of a wooden deck. Or if you are feeling adventurous in your outdoor space, mix and match board colours to create a one-of-kind pattern for your deck.

With a deck built with Fiberon, you can expect it last 25 years or longer. In fact, they offer a 25-year limited stain, fade, and performance warranty on decking material.

As well, Fiberon has earned multiple awards from the construction industry, including the “Hot 50 Products” from Green Builder magazine, and “Top 100 Products” at the International Builder Show (LBM).

What Is A Composite Deck? 

Composite decking is an eco-friendly and low-maintenance option to traditional wood, all while maintaining the same warmth and natural appeal as wood. 

Using 94% recycled material from wood and plastic helps reduce deforestation and keeps plastic out of the landfills.  

Composite boards create more rounded corners due to the flexibility when heat is applied. Seasoned installers can create many different shapes using composites in the pasts.  

Costs of Composite vs Wood Decking

Every material has its advantages and disadvantages. When it comes down to cost, a composite deck is more costly upfront compared to a traditional wood deck. 

Traditional pressure-treated wood decks offer you the natural look and feel. Yet wood requires regular maintenance to prevent rotting, splinters, and fading. Time is not free, its roughly 16 to 30 hours per year in maintenance costs. 

The estimated cost for a pressure-treated wood deck is $2 to $8 per square foot. 

Composite wood has all the similar features now with less maintenance per year. Roughly 2 to 3 hours a year with soap and water to clean the surface. The upfront cost of the composite material will save you time and money in roughly 5 years. 

An estimated cost for a composite deck is $8 to $18 per square foot. 

Meaning you’ll spend less time working on your deck and more time enjoying it. 

In the end, your choice of decking material is a personal preference. 

If you enjoy spending more time outside in the sun, hosting summer events and smoking fine food. Composite decking from Fiberon is your choice. 

If you enjoy all the maintenance, doing work yourself and saving costs upfront. A wood deck is the right choice for you. 

If you are interested in learning more about Fiberon composite decks contact us here, and we’ll help you along the way for your next project. 

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