When building a deck, choosing the right material is one of the most important decisions in the process. Many prefer natural wood, but they do not like the maintenance that goes with it. Composite deck materials have advantages when it comes to maintenance and longevity, and you have many new options. Let’s take a look at a few of them.
Composite Decking vs Natural Wood
When choosing deck boards, the two main choices are natural wood and composite materials. For many years, wood was the only option, but now, you have many choices when it comes to hardwoods. One of the advantages is the low cost of natural wood, but it must be maintained. You must restain a wood deck every two or three years. They are also prone to rot, insect damage, and mildew or mold.
Composite deck material is a little more expensive than hardwood, but you do not have to maintain it. It is long-lasting and does not show scratches and stains as easily. Which one is right for you depends on your current budget and whether you want to maintain it.
Timbertech Decking Material
Timbertech is a popular choice for composite deck material. This material is more long-lasting than many of the other composite materials on the market. The reason for this is that Timbertech does not only treat the surface of the boards with PVC material on the end caps, but it applies PVC to all sides of the board. This makes it impervious to moisture that can damage the material on the inside. The average guarantee of composite deck materials is 25 years, but Timbertech includes a guarantee for up to 30 years.
Timbertech is maintenance-free and will still retain its color and beauty for many decades. You can choose from a range of colors and options that mimic natural wood tones. They have a natural wood grain that is difficult to distinguish from a distance. Timbertech is sustainably-produced through all levels of the process.
You can choose from several Timbertech products that include AZEK, PRO, and EDGE. All of them are strong and have many options available. Regardless of the product line you choose, you can rest assured that you will be able to enjoy your deck without having to worry about maintenance.
Why Royal Deck for your Chicago Timbertech Composite Deck
Royal Deck provides deck resurfacing, deck installation, pergolas, gazebos, and louvered roof systems for homeowners in the Chicago area. We have over a decade of experience, and our team is always professional. We are committed to making sure you get the best results and a backyard space that you can enjoy with family and friends. If you are ready to see what a Timbertech Composite Deck can do for you, give our team a call, and we will be happy to discuss your goals.