Are you having trouble deciding between a wood deck and a low-maintenance composite deck? It is a tough decision. On one hand, traditional wood decking is cheaper to install, but expensive and labor-intensive to maintain. On the other hand, composite decking is more expensive to install, but costs next to nothing to maintain.
So what type of deck makes more sense for you, your home, and your budget?
The costs between the two options will usually serve as the overall deciding factor. Green Plank® low-maintenance composite decking materials are enjoying increasing demand despite the fact their price is higher than wood decking. While wood comes in at a much lower price, the Green Plank® low-maintenance composite materials are often be selected due to much longer lifespan, extremely durable, easy to install, saves time and effort in maintenance, etc.
Green Plank® low-maintenance terrace decking, railing, fencing and cladding are made from a homogeneous combination of natural materials – wood and plastic fibers as an environmentally friendly option that is growing in popularity. Advantages like durability, color retention and reduced maintenance have increased the replacement of natural wood. Green Plank® low-maintenance composite decking doesn’t require painting and staining. The only maintenance that needs to be done to Green Plank® composite decks is to wash it periodically to avoid mildew and mold build-up. Green Plank® low-maintenance composite decking cost about 20 – 30 percent more than pressure-treated wood, but in the long run, it pays off as you eliminate the yearly maintenance of staining, weathering, and the need to replace rotting or splitting boards.
In addition to being environmentally friendly because of its use of recycled wood fibers and plastics, Green Plank® low-maintenance composite decking doesn’t contain wood preservatives. This avoids the issues of arsenic and other heavy metals found in pressure-treated wood. Without any wood preservatives, Green Plank® low-maintenance composite decks are resistant to decay fungi and insects. There are two types of Green Plank® composite decking boards available: solid decking profiles and hollow decking profiles.
BENEFITS OF USING GREEN PLANK® LOW-MAINTENANCE, LONG-LASTING COMPOSITE DECKING PRODUCTS
Easy to Clean
High Slip Resistant
Odorless And Non-Toxic
Corrosion Resistant Termite Proof
Resistance to Rot
Excellent Thermal Properties
Broad Range of Finishes And Designs
15 Years Limited Warranty
Although different brands claim the same benefits, what makes Green Plank® low-maintenance composite decking products different from others are the product composition, choices of colors and textures available. Green Plank provides complete composite decking systems that include joists, rails, fence, posts and facade cladding to add to the elegance of your deck.