Just the facts, wood vs composite decking. NexGEN capped composite decking offers clear advantages over wood.
(1) NexGEN capped composite decking requires less maintenance than timber decking.
NexGEN capped composite decking is a lot like prefinished flooring. It arrives as a finished product and NEVER needs sanding, staining, oiling or painting — just an occasional soap and water cleaning. Wood needs to be finished after installation and then refinished every year, meaning you’ll be spending a significant amount of time and elbow grease maintaining that deck.
(2) NexGEN capped composite decking costs less over its lifetime than wood does as well as lasting longer
While pressure-treated lumber may cost less initially, maintenance costs are significantly higher. On average, maintaining a timber deck will cost $450-$850 per year. What about NexGEN capped composite decking? Just $5-$15 annually. What’s more, timber decks are susceptible to mold, decay and insects (not to mention Mother Nature) and have a shorter lifespan. Capped composites retain their good looks year after year. So that new deck look you love is the look you’ll keep.
(3) NexGEN capped composite decking materials are eco-friendly and toxin-free.
NexGEN capped composite decking is made from locally-sourced recycled plastic, lumber mill scraps and other materials. Using these materials means we prevent more than 50,000 tons of plastic and other waste from ending up in landfills or incinerators every year. Plus, our composites prevent further deforestation, are free of the toxic chemicals often found in pressure-treated lumber and are manufactured in a process that produces zero water waste.
(4) NexGEN capped composite decking is safer.
Wood-plastic composite decks are splinter-free and slip-resistant, making home safer for children and pets (not to mention your bare feet).
(5) NexGEN capped composite decking looks like natural wood.
NexGEN capped composite decking has come a long way in the past five years. Today’s composites reflect the beauty of natural and exotic hardwoods, complete with subtle streaking and varied wood grain patterns.