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Composite Decking

Your Guide to Composite Decking

News & Media

July 3, 2023

When it comes to building your deck, there are so many things to consider. One of the biggest hurdles in any deck project is choosing the right decking. The Deck Supply has many options to fit almost every budget and taste. So as you discuss your project with our pros, the conversation always includes composite decking. Before your next visit to our showroom, get to know the ins and outs of one of our favorite decking options.

What is composite decking?

Composite decking is one of the most advanced solutions on the market today. This decking works differently than any treated wood can. The biggest difference our customers notice is what it takes to maintain their composite decking. Instead of the weathering and warping that comes with traditional wood decks, composite decking is made up of materials that ensure your deck looks great for years to come.

How its made

Brands we trust including Azek, Trex, and Timbertech all have unique processes, but each comprises its decking of quality wood fibers and PVC coating. Instead of traditional planking derived from a single source of wood, composite decking is comprised of fine wood pulp bonded and formed to include details traditional planking can’t. 

This process allows our composite decking to be one of the most sustainably sourced options we carry. It also allows each board to include different textures on each face, and features like grooves or spokes that make installation a snap!

Built to Perform

Unlike traditional decking that warps, rots, and splinters under extreme temperatures, our options include UV inhibitors in the composition of each board. This is why composite decking is one of the most popular choices for homeowners in our neck of the woods. From blizzards to blistering summer days, you can be sure that your deck will look beautiful 365 days a year.

Why you’ll love it.

It’s easy to see why our pros love composite. But after all, you’re the one who’s going to be enjoying it! At The Deck Supply, we pride ourselves on service after the sale. This gives our customers a professional to trust, and it allows our team to hear what people really think about our products. These are a few things our customers are saying about their composite decking.

The Look and Feel

When our customers hear “PVC,” sometimes they dismiss composite decking because they don’t want the plastic look or feel. To show them the difference in composite vs plastic decking, we show them samples in our showroom. More and more customers actually end up preferring this option over traditional treated wood because of the smooth, splinter-free surfaces.

Lasting Beauty

Treated wood decks are a beautiful option. But after a few years, boards can start to warp and stains lose their luster. We’re happy to supply replacement decking and refinishing options. But let’s get real. Do you really like breaking your back (or your bank) to maintain and replace parts of your home? Our customers often tell us that their composite decking was the best investment they’ve made in their home and their back.

Worth Every Penny

We won’t lie to you—composite decking can sometimes cost more than treated wood options. However, when you factor in the time and money you save in maintaining your decking every year, this option is one of the best investments you can make in your home. At first, composite may seem more costly, but our customers will tell you that the quality you’ll enjoy is worth the investment

What to keep in mind

This brings our focus to the big picture of your deck. When you’re building the future of your home, your decking is just as important as the floor inside of your home. As you consider your options for your decking, there are two major factors that you need to consider when choosing the right decking for your project.

Total Cost Involved

The initial cost of composite decking may look more expensive. But as you factor in the labor, materials, and headaches required to maintain treated wood, you’ll quickly see that the total cost is comparable when weighing the pros and cons of composite vs wood decking. Many of our options for composite decking can even be customized to make initial installation costs even lower, which saves you even more money in the long run.

Maintenance

You probably want to avoid breaking your back every other summer to maintain your deck. So why choose an option that will require hours of labor for either you or someone you hire? One of the biggest benefits of composite decking is that it only requires a good scrubbing now and then to keep it looking just as great as the day you installed it. To make your deck maintenance even easier, The Deck Supply is excited to offer our own proprietary cleaner.

The Composite Deck Cleaner

 

The Deck Cleaner is the last deck cleaner you’ll ever need to try. Our unique formula is specially formulated specifically for composite decking. We also got rid of the harsh chemicals most brands include in order to make it one of the safest cleaners on the market. So while you keep your deck spotless, you can rest easy knowing that you’re using a cleaner that is just as good for your deck as it is for the environment. Whether you’re talking about a completely custom project, or just getting this season’s maintenance supplies, our pros are always happy to give you the best options.

Building Your Composite Decking

When you walk through the door of our showroom, you’ll be greeted by one of our pros ready to help with any project you can think of. Decks are all we do, so when it comes to your dream, we’re prepared to bring it to life. Our team brings our decades of experience to the design, construction, and maintenance of every deck we help with. Here’s what to expect when you design your dream deck with The Deck Supply.

From The Napkin Up

We’re not expecting our customers to come to us with the perfect 3D model of what they have in mind. Most of the time the most detailed concept our customers give us includes dimensions and a square on the back of a napkin. Luckily, our team has years of experience working from the napkin up. So as we design your deck, we’ll talk about more than just materials and hardware.

Design Your Dream

When we design your deck, we’re designing a part of the home you’ve always dreamed of. So it’s important to us that every part of your deck suits every part of your life. As we consider material options like composite decking, we’ll double-check to make sure that everything we recommend is everything you’ve dreamed of while staying within your budget.

Trust the Process

This may sound more in-depth than the big box hardware stores. But take it from the pros, you always get what you pay for. By making sure your deck is completely unique to your home, you can be sure you’ll love what you’re building for years to come—and your efforts will truly increase your home’s value. Our pros have years of experience when it comes to building decks as well, so if you need any guidance for your project, just head to our resource center for tips, tutorials, and more!

The Deck Supply KC North Showroom

The Pros That Know

Whether it’s your first home, or your final one, every homeowner deserves to have someone on their side in every stage of their project. So if you’re ready to get busy building your dream deck, keep the maintenance and headaches low with our pros and the best composite decking options.

Head to our online shop to browse all of our great products wherever you go. But when you’re ready to build that deck with the help of a pro, stop into one of our showrooms, or give us a call. Our experts are ready to work for you!