WPC decking is becoming a popular choice for most homes these days. While it may cost more, it’s still a better option because of many reasons.
Here are the advantages of WPC decking.
Requires low maintenance
WPC decking requires little or no maintenance at all because its capable of withstanding the effects of harsh natural elements. It can therefore maintain its beauty for a number of years. The case is different with traditional wood decks. Wood-plastic composite decks do not rot, warp, discolor, twist, fade, or attract bugs. Natural timber requires regular oiling and staining and this can prove to be costly. Composite decking doesn’t need regular painting, staining or sealing and it’s able to resist weathering, warping and damage by UV rays.
Provides more safety
Unlike other wood decking materials, WPC decking is splinter-free and slip resistant. These qualities make a home safe for kids and pets as it is safer to walk on bare-footed.
Of course traditional wood decking may be good-looking but the fact is that it won’t last for long. Harsh weather conditions during summer, spring and winter cause a lot of damage leaving them faded, rotten, splintered and warped. Wood-plastic composite decks undergo a rigorous manufacturing process to ensure consistent, little-maintenance and exceptional decking performance.
Increase the value of a home
Apart from adding value to a homeowner’s lifestyle, Wood plastic composites decking greatly adds value to a home. Homes that feature wood-plastic composite decks attract a higher resale value.
Wide color and accessory selection
WPC decking comes in a wide variety of color and accessory choices. The available accessories include; deck lighting, handrails, gates and post caps. This wide variety allows homeowners to make better choices that can complete their outdoor living space and complement the beauty of the deck.
Long term cost
Unlike WPC plastic decking, pressure treated decking turns out to be more expensive in the long run. Although the cost of traditional wood decking may be much less, the many costs that are incurred in regularly maintaining it inflate its cost. While homeowners will dig deeper into their pockets to install it, WPC decking can pay itself in just two years. Pressure-treated wood decking will just warp and splinter in a very short duration. No matter how well wood decking is maintained, it will need replacement in less than 5 years.
Easy to install
Wood-plastic composite decking is usually installed on a sub frame meaning it can be used to replace rotten timber without the need of replacing the frame. Besides, the below surface fixings make installation of composite deck boards absolutely fast and easy.
Most WPC decking materials are made from recycled materials including reclaimed hardwood and plastics. This greatly reduces the amount of plastic landfills.
A great look
These days, there are many outstanding WPC designs that are really impressive. Besides, WPC decking comes in a wide range of colors, profiles and finishes giving homeowners the chance to make good choices.
Wood plastic composite decking is the best for any living space today. WPC increase the value of a home and reduce maintenance costs.