Composite decking, so what is this new outdoor trend?

If you are having decking installed in your garden, then you might have heard about composite decking, – an alternative to wood decking and a home installation trend that has been increasing in popularity over recent years. If you’re not sure what it is, then this blog is a must-read – as we have put together a list of reasons why people are going wild for this material. This will enable you to make an informed decision as to whether it might be suitable for your home.

 

It lasts longer

When you have any work done in your home, you’ll want to make sure it’s going to last for as long as possible, so you won’t need to have to go to the expense or trouble of getting it redone. Composite decking will last for up to 30 years, which means that it should be adequate for the entire time you live at the property. Wood decking can have a slightly shorter life span of around 15 to 20 years, so you might need to have it redone at some point.

 

You’re helping the environment

Composite decking is made from recycled materials, which means that it is far better for the environment than wood which has been specifically cut for the purpose. There is some wood used in composite decking, but as this is made from recycled material, it helps to prevent used wood from being wasted.

 

It is more weather resistant?

When you live in the UK, you will be used to plenty of rain, so this means you’ll need a material which will neither warp nor rot when faced with this kind of weather. Although, over time, wood can have issues with this, composite decking resists this kind of damage, which means that it remains as good as new for much longer.

 

Composite decking is easier to look after

If you have wood decking it will need treating, sealing and painting every so often – but this isn’t the case with composite decking. You may wish to hose it down every now and again, but this is all the maintenance that it is going to need, which means that it upkeep isn’t going to take up huge amounts of your valuable time.

 

You won’t notice as much noise

Spending summer evenings out on the decking should be an ideal way to relax. Unfortunately, peace can often be compromised by wood decking which is noisy when somebody steps onto it. Composite decking, on the other hand, absorbs a lot of the sound which helps to keep the noise down and enables you to enjoy long summer evenings out on your new garden decking.

 

There’s not as much waste

If you have wood decking installed you’ll end up paying for any materials left outstanding. With composite decking however, you’ll find there’s much less waste, meaning that you’ll only be paying for the actual materials being used for your decking. This is far more economical for not only your budgeting costs, but also for environmental purposes – saving you money and reducing waste at the same time.

So, if you’re currently thinking about having decking installed in your garden, it should now be clear for many reasons that composite decking is actually a very real option for you. While it is always important to carefully consider all the pros and cons of the options available to you before finally making a choice, we hope this blog makes it easier to understand why so many people are now selecting composite decking for their homes.