The most common question homeowners on Vancouver Island ask us is, “what is the ideal no maintenance decking solution?”
With the amount of rain the island gets, it’s understandable that homeowners want to spend their sunny days enjoying their deck – not maintaining it.
No maintenance deck manufacturers have been working hard to create attractive decking options that are built to last. In this article we’ll explain what composite decking is, and why it’s an ideal low-to-no-maintenance decking solution.
What is Composite Decking?
Composite decking provides the beauty of wood without the drawbacks of splintering, rot, or insect damage. This low-maintenance decking option is highly durable for Lower Mainland homeowners, as it stands up to moisture better than wood.
Composite decking is made from a mix of plastic (PVC) and recycled wood materials with a durable, protective plastic cap. The plastic cap provides superior protection from moisture and insects.
Unlike traditional wood decks that need staining and maintaining to get the look you want, composite decking comes in a variety of colours. Our favourite brands, like TimberTech, are regularly launching new colours and textures of composite decking – making it easy to find the perfect colour. Composite railings and inset lighting are also available to create your dream deck!
Made with recycled materials, composite decking is an eco-friendly choice you can feel good about.
What Brands Of Composite Decking Does Citywide Recommend?
Our favourite composite decking brands are TimberTech and AZEK. We love them for their award-winning product lines, outstanding quality, and warranties.
TimberTech’s sister brand, AZEK, provides an innovative capped polymer decking. Made from 100% cellular PVC, this plastic composition offers the look and strength of real wood.
How Composite Provides No Maintenance Decking Solutions
1. Easy to Clean
With some soap and water, your deck is looking great again.
2. Stain Resistant Surface
Forget about worrying over spilled drinks at your next patio party. The easy-to-clean surface repels common stains like oils, acidic foods, wine, and sauces.
3. Long-Lasting Style and Colour
Unlike wood, composite colours are engineered to last. TimberTech offers fade and stain warranties for your added protection.
4. Unbeatable Moisture Protection
Standing up to the wet coastal weather in the Lower Mainland, composite resists mold, mildew, fungus, rot, and costly moisture damage.
5. No Staining or Sealing
Gone are the days of staining and sealing your wood deck. With composite, you never have to do these tedious chores again.
6. Goodbye Insect Attacks
The last thing you want to deal with is an insect invasion on your deck. Wood-eating insects are a nightmare to deal with – and one you won’t have to deal with when you choose composite decking.
Ready to Upgrade to No Maintenance Decking?
Save yourself from the constant and costly maintenance of wood. How will you spend the time you’ll gain with no maintenance composite decking?