If longevity and low-maintenance are your top priorities when selecting your decking material, composite would be your best choice. Composite decking is a manmade product, consisting of wood particles and recycled plastic. This combination of wood and plastic leads to a very strong and durable material, that will not split, crack, or warp. It also requires minimal upkeep as compared to wood, although costs are typically higher. Read about our three most common composite options below, and feel free to contact us with any questions!
If you’ve decided on composite decking, but you’re on a tight-budget, you should strongly consider Moisture Shield. With this budget-friendly option, you’ll still get all of the perks of composite decking, including stain, fade, mold, and scratch resistance. A unique feature of this material is that it can be installed in very wet areas (such as around pools/hot-tubs), without voiding its warranties, which range from a 20-Year Limited Warranty, up to a Transferable Limited Lifetime Warranty, depending on your specific product selection.
In addition to the standard benefits of composite decking, GeoDeck offers a special “tongue and groove” installation, which eliminates gaps in between individual decking boards. GeoDeck is fade-resistant, environmentally responsible, and easy to keep clean. Its hollow design also makes it weigh up to 30% less than comparable decking. Their product line comes with a 20-Year Limited Warranty, and is available in three colors: Cedar, Driftwood, and Mahogany.
TimberTech, which is generally more expensive than other composites, offers a variety of premium products in its decking line, allowing you to choose custom styles and finishes that will truly make your new deck an extension of your home. Their full line carries a 25-Year Limited Warranty, and some products even have an added 30-Year Fade & Stain warranty. Another feature of TimberTech decking is that it utilizes hidden fasteners for installation, meaning there won’t be any screws visible on the surface of your deck, creating a smooth, clean look.