Composite decking offers a wide variety of unique benefits that make it a truly fantastic choice for anyone looking to spruce up their outdoor property.
However, revamping your outside space can also be a big commitment to make, taking up time and money. As such, you’re going to want to get it right first time and it’s natural to exercise caution before diving in.
That being said, with caution comes questions and there is a list of common problems, complaints and decking FAQs that arise more often than others.
To remedy these queries, we’ve compiled a brief list of some of the most common decking questions to help put your mind at ease before you put your money where your house is.
Common Decking Questions
Wading through all the myth and hearsay of decking can be a tough task, particularly when there are so many decking companies in the market offering wildly varying results.
While we can’t speak for all composite decking suppliers, we can very much speak for ourselves when it comes to the top-notch quality of DeckPlus products.
Here are a few of the most common queries we get thrown our way with regards to DeckPlus products.
Is composite decking as strong as wood?
In a word – yes.
A common misconception about composite decking is that it isn’t actually wood at all; however, this couldn’t be further from the truth.
DeckPlus composite decking is actually a combination of natural hardwood and synthetic materials, blended together to offer the best of both worlds.
The result is a wood-look decking board that provides all the allure of wood with enhanced durability and low-maintenance of a plastic deck board.
So, in essence, not only is composite decking just as strong as wood, in many ways, it’s actually even stronger, particularly when it comes to standing the test of time.
Is composite decking slippery?
British weather is habitually damp, commonly characterised by grey skies and soggy downpours. Neither of which are particularly ideal for outdoor enjoyment.
That being said, slippery decking can be a logical concern for any UK resident looking to upgrade their outdoor space. With composite decking from DeckPlus, those concerns can be wiped clean in an instant.
While no deck product can boast 100% slip-proof decking, our composite decking is impressively slip-resistant. Unlike traditional wood, composite decking has an extremely low absorption rate of just 1.2%, retaining virtually none of the water within the boards.
Meanwhile, our capped composite decking takes it a step further with its uber-resistant polymer covering, providing extreme moisture resistance that’s also quick drying. This translates to a stable surface that’s wood-textured for traction and doesn’t pose a slip-hazard.
Does composite decking get hot?
Typical decking products can get extremely hot during extended spells of sun, making it an uncomfortable surface during summertime heatwaves.
This can also be a valid concern for pet-owners – particularly those with dogs – as the hot surface can be just as uncomfortable for them to walk on with exposed paws.
Luckily, our composite decking products provide no such concerns.
Thanks to its reflective, inorganic pigments, each board is specifically engineered to dramatically reduce heat build-up even in the summer sun, providing a cooler surface for all.
Does composite decking last?
When it comes to durability, composite decking is king of the hill. Innately low-maintenance, our composite decking boards are highly resistant to a number of typical decking issues, including stains, fading and abrasions.
In addition to that, composite decking won’t crack or splinter like traditional wood, nor will it warp or bow like plastic. Best of all, it never requires sealing or staining to retain its beautiful finish.
In fact, all of our composite decking boards come with a guarantee, with many of our TimberTech products offering up to 30-year warranty on selected products. As such, it’s safe to say they are built to last.
Is composite decking expensive?
While composite decking may require a little more expenditure in the short term, you really do pay for quality and it’s definitely a worthwhile investment in the long run.
That being said, we have heard the concerns over composite decking price and have answered your call with our budget-friendly DeckPlus products, the EvoDek and WeatherDek ranges.
Designed to offer desirable decking at a more affordable price, our DeckPlus ranges offer all the practicality of composite decking at a far more affordable price.
So, there you have it – a rapid rundown of composite decking queries that will hopefully put your mind at ease, once and for all. If you do have any additional questions, feel free to drop us a line today! Call now on 0800 028 8756 or click the button below to get in touch online.
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