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Composite vs. PVC Decking

Composite vs. PVC Decking

Decks give homeowners an amazing space outdoors to relax and entertain! With different decking materials being introduced over the years it can be complicated to choose which is right for you and your home. Two of the most popular choices being  Composite and PVC! To help make your decision easier we list their differences and similarities below. 

Composite Decking – Composite Decking is made up of a mix of wood fibers and plastic. Composite DeckingBecause of the wooden fibers this decking type has a more natural wood look and feel without all the maintenance! It’s also less likely to warp because of its wooden properties during temperature changes and thanks to its wood grain people are less likely to slip if your deck gets wet. This is especially great if your deck is near a pool. In addition, this decking type has a more seamless look when installed because the color goes all the way through. 

PVC DeckingPVC Decking – PVC is made up of 100% recycled plastic material making it a better choice for the environment. Since it is plastic it does not need to be sanded, stained, or sealed like natural wood and is much easier to clean. PVC is also mold, mildew, scratch, and insect resistant so homeowners spend less time worrying about all the maintenance and spend more time enjoying their deck. Lastly, it has a clean wood enhanced look that comes in a wide variety of colors and wood grains to choose from. 

 

Thinking of building your own low maintenance outdoor retreat with Composite or PVC? Check out our most popular decking projects here and feel free to use TimberTech’s deck design tool for inspiration. When you’re ready to get started on your decking project give Care Free Homes a buzz! We’ve been serving the community for over 40 years, offer financing options, outstanding warranties, and quality craftsmanship. Contact us online or call us today 508-997-111 for your FREE quote.