Composite or Wood?  Myth-Busting Facts

Composite or Wood? Myth-Busting Facts

Myth:  Wood is “greener” than composite decking

Truth:  In many ways, composite decking is more eco-friendly than wood decking. The life cycle of composite is longer than wood, which minimizes the environmental impact.  Composite production requires less energy and water, which produces fewer emissions and makes use of recycled materials.  Your final, finished composite deck does not require harsh chemical treatments to maintain it from rot and stain, and it’ll last for many years. that durability means that less energy consumption, fewer resources required to replace and repair, and fewer discarded material in landfills.

Myth:  Composite fades and looks fake

Truth:  Like any other technology, composite decking has evolved from its 1st generation composite at the beginning.  Today’s composite deck material comes with many color and texture options that are fade resistant.  Wood has a unique grain design, and many composite materials now mimic the natural grain and beauty of natural wood.  Composite Decking can come in designs from classic to contemporary, even exotic hardwoods.  Another great spec with Composite the material is smooth and splinter-free!

Myth:  Composite decking is too expensive

Truth:  The initial price for composite material is relative to exotic hardwoods or more than pressure treated wood.  The longevity, durability, and low-maintenance requirements of composite mean it will actually cost less over its lifetime than natural wood.  Low-Maintenance materials eliminate the cost of sealing your deck each year, and its rot-resistant qualities greatly cut repair costs down over time.

 

Information gathered from the following website:

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