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Differences between uncapped and capped composite decking


Sometimes it is really tough to decide which products to buy. Manufacturers don’t always make choosing the best products an easy task. Many people already know the benefits of using a composite decking material, but do consumers know the difference between capped and uncapped?

Uncapped composite decking is an earlier version of composite decking. There is a good chance you could have issues regarding mold, mildew, fading, and staining with this product. This method removes the idea that maintenance will be an easy thing. Uncapped composite decking is the costlier method.

Capped composite decking has a core-to-cover bond that when manufactured has a surface coating bonded to the composite during the co-extrusion process. Capped composite decking is also non-porous which provides resistance to mold, mildew, splintering, rotting, and staining. It also includes UV-Inhibitors and antioxidants. Colours added at just the right time during the manufacturing process help resist fading.

NexGEN Decking has compiled a list of FAQ’s about composite decking that can answer even more questions about decking options. This is a great time to look into composite decking.

Consider this when deciding; pricing is very similar to a good quality hardwood so factor in the wear-and-tear that the hardwood materials will take. You will have to paint or stain hardwood every year. The cost of doing that will spike significantly.

Installation can also be a do-it-yourself project since this product cuts just like hardwood. No professional installation required but it is available if needed. Whatever you decide, make sure you ask about the warranty.