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Coastal Decks – Choose the right material

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The Benefits of Choosing a Capped Composite Deck, or Aluminium Drydeck.

Adding a new deck to your home can increase the beauty, usability, and value of your property. However, should you decide to add a deck to your home, you will have to decide what decking material will best suit your needs. While natural wood has been one of the most common decking materials used for many years, wooden decks can pose problems for homeowners who live on the coast as the salty air and the sun can cause the wood to warp, fade, and rot. However, composite and aluminium decks are growing in popularity among coastal homeowners due to the variety of benefits that they provide. If you are considering adding a deck to your home, here are just a few of the reasons you should consider a capped composite or an aluminium deck.

Durability

One of the problems with wooden decks is that they are not very durable, and when exposed to harsh weather conditions they can easily fade, scratch, warp, crack, or grow mold. However, our capped Composite Decking and our Aluminium Drydeck are engineered to withstand the elements and are guaranteed to resist rotting or cracking, and they will never fade. Additionally, these decks are insect-proof. While wooden decks can be devastated by a termite infestation, you will not have to worry about insects being attracted to your composite or aluminium deck. In fact, many manufacturers are so confident in the quality and longevity of their decks that many composite decks come with extended warranties, guaranteeing that you will not have to reinvest in your deck in the foreseeable future. This is particularly beneficial for coastal homeowners, as you will not have to worry about the salty air, or the harsh sun, damaging your deck.

A Low-Maintenance Option

Due to the strength and durability of composite and aluminium decks, these decks are also extremely low-maintenance, and your deck will require little to no work to keep it looking as beautiful as the day it was installed, even with it being exposed to the ocean air. Since these decks are not subject to weathering or insect damage, you likely will not have to worry about replacing any sections of your deck. Additionally, since composite decks are guaranteed against fading, you will never have to stain or paint your deck in order to ensure it keeps its colour. All you will have to do to keep your Composite or Aluminium deck looking new will be to sweep it clean, and occasionally wash it with soap and water.

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Sea air and direct sun exposure can be harsh on coastal decks. However, by choosing a composite or aluminium deck you will not have to worry about the environment damaging your new deck. Contact us to learn more about the benefits of choosing a composite or aluminium deck for your coastal home.