Benefits of Composite Home Decking

Composite Home Decking Traverse City, MI

There are many intrinsic benefits associated with owning your own deck. Not only can decks become your escape from the stressful outside world, but they can also serve as spaces to gather with friends and family. This year brings many opportunities, including building a new deck to enjoy the summer months. Below you will find benefits that are specific to composite decking. If you have further questions, you can always ask your local construction supply company for more information.


Low Maintenance

Wood decking can require a lot of maintenance. Don’t let wooden deck maintenance take away time that could be spent with friends and family. All composite deck maintenance requires is a gentle scrubbing with dish soap and water at least twice a year. You can also choose to rinse off your deck with a garden hose or pressure washer. If your deck has a lot of foot traffic, you may want to increase the composite deck cleaning to once a week.

Imitates Look of Wood

Composite decking comes in many different natural hues. This generous color palette helps you match the color of your deck to the exterior color scheme of your home. For those swayed by the benefits of composite decking, you can still enjoy the natural beauty found in wooden decks. A professional decking material supplier should be able to answer any questions you might have.

Long Life Span

If given proper maintenance, composite home decking can last for up to 50 years. Before purchasing composite decking materials, however, please know that without proper maintenance your deck will start to look worn out after 30 years. Luckily, little maintenance is required for composite decks.

Environmentally Conscious

Did you know that most trees that are cut down for wooden decks come from old-growth forests (also called virgin forests)? This means that trees that have been around for centuries are being cut down and are usually not replaced. Old-growth forests have avoided being significantly affected by humans, which contributes to biodiversity.

Composite decks are made out of wood and plastic. The wood used in composite decking is environmentally conscious because it can come from wood chips, wood fiber pieces, or even sawdust. This creates opportunities for scrap wood to be given new life through composite decking.

Quality Brands

The average cost of composite decking per square foot is $35. Depending on what size deck you want, you could end up paying anywhere between $9,000 and $20,000. There’s no question that composite home decking is an investment. This is why it’s important to go to the experts in building composite decks. Be sure to check out our building contractor information to learn more about how to hire a qualified composite deck contractor.

For our clients, we trust Azek Building Products and TimberTech. Both of these composite decking contractors have developed a reputation for building quality long-lasting decks. In fact, TimberTech offers premium warranties to ensure your composite deck won’t fade over the years.

If you are interested in our composite deck building supplies, please feel free to contact one of our building material suppliers at one of our eight Michigan locations. Eikenhout is dedicated to helping people unlock the design potential in their homes through quality composite home decking.