Wood Decks vs. Composite

You’re probably also no stranger to splinters in your feet, which can really put a damper on your summer fun. Wood decks have a certain charm, but if you’re not up for the endless power washing, sealing, staining, repairing and replacing that goes along with keeping it looking great, why not replace your old wood deck with composite?

If you’re not convinced, here are some of the benefits of composite decking, how it stacks up against wood, and what you should know before investing in a new deck.

About Composite Materials

When composite materials first came out as an option for consumers, many jumped on the bandwagon in an effort to rid themselves of high-maintenance wood decks. Quality composite decking has a lifespan of 25 to 30 years. Compare that to wood’s lifespan of 10 to 15 years and you can see one of the reasons why composite has become so popular.