Summer is a great time to build a deck and right now there’s plenty of time left in the year to enjoy a great new outdoor space. But these days, everyone is looking for a low-maintenance, low-cost solution, especially when it comes to making a major addition to their home. If you’ve been considering how nice it would be to be able to enjoy the rest of the summer out on your brand new deck, consider composite or “wood alternative” decking. It’s low-maintenance, cost-effective, safe, and durable! Read on to discover the numerous benefits of choosing composite decking over traditional treated lumber decking.
The Benefits of Composite Decking
- Low Maintenance
With a traditional wooden deck, the maintenance can get to be cumbersome. Usually, they require yearly staining and re-sealing in order to look their best. However, with composite decking, there is very little need for maintenance – it’s built to withstand Maryland weather, warping, and bugs, and will maintain its beauty for years to come with almost no upkeep.
Worried about your children or pets running around on your deck? There’s a much lower risk for splinters when you choose composite decking over a traditional lumber deck!
Although wooden decks are certainly beautiful, the weather can and will take its toll on wood. Rain, extreme heat, or extreme cold can leave your deck warped and faded. Composite decking, on the other hand, won’t succumb to the weather and will maintain its look for years to come with little maintenance required.
A composite deck may cost you more initially, but it will pay off in the long run. Composite decking is hands-down more durable and can last 25 years or more with very little maintenance, compared to wooden decking, which can last around 10 years with yearly maintenance.
If you’ve been thinking about building a deck onto your home, there’s never been a better time. Consider composite decking, which is available in a variety of styles and color choices that emulate real wood and more durable, effective, and long-lasting than traditional treated lumber decking. Call Fisher Lumber today to start building your dream deck in Maryland!
Fisher Lumber and Hardware
Since 1894, Fisher Lumber and Hardware has been serving homeowners and professional contractors in the Maryland, Washington D.C., and Northern Virginia areas with top quality lumber, building materials, tools, and accessories. Operating under the same ownership since 1947, our business has been built on our reputation with our customers. Get in touch with us today by calling 301-424-6500 or by visiting our website. Stay in touch via Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, and Google+ too!