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The Benefits of Composite Decking Boards Over Traditional Timber Decking

The Benefits of Composite Decking Boards Over Traditional Timber Decking

If you are thinking of having a deck built in your garden, then you may be wondering if traditional timber decking is the best option, or if composite decking boards are a better choice. Here we will discuss the benefits of composite decking over traditional timber decking, and why more and more people are choosing to go for composites.

Timber Has A Shorter Lifespan

One of the main problems with traditional timber decking is that it has a relatively short lifespan. Even if you regularly treat and maintain your wooden deck, it will only last around 15 years before it needs to be replaced. Composite decking, on the other hand, can last up to 25 years without needing to be replaced. This is because composite decking is made from a mix of wood and plastic, which means it is much more durable than timber boards.

Timber Will Rot

Another problem with timber decking is that it is susceptible to wood rot and wet rot. This can be a big issue if your deck is in an area that gets a lot of rain, as the water can seep into the wood and cause it to rot. Composite decking is not susceptible to wood rot or wet rot, as the plastic content of the boards prevents water from seeping in and causing damage.

Lower Maintenance Required

Another advantage of composite decking is that it requires very little maintenance. Timber decks need to be regularly treated and stained to keep them looking their best, but composite decking only needs to be cleaned with soapy water once a year. This is because the plastic content of the boards protects them from weathering, meaning they do not fade in the sun or become damaged by rain and snow.

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Numerous Advantages of Composite Decking

Overall, composite decking has many advantages over traditional timber decking. It is more durable, requires less maintenance, and is not susceptible to wood rot or wet rot. If you are thinking of having a deck built in your garden, then composite decking is the way to go.

Replace Timber Boards with Composite

Provided the substructure of your old timber decking is sound and hasn’t suffered from rot you can simply replace your old timber boards with brand new composite decking boards. This will save you time and money as you won’t have to rebuild the entire deck, and you’ll be able to enjoy your new composite deck for years to come.

Compliment Your Composite Decking

Dalton and Sons offer a range of complementary products to enhance the look of your new composite decking. These products include composite balustrades, composite edge trims, and composite cladding boards. All of these products are made from the same high-quality materials as our composite decking boards, meaning they are just as durable and require very little maintenance.

We supply a range of hidden decking clips and fixings, which are designed to make fitting your new composite decking as easy as possible. We also offer a delivery and installation service, so you can sit back and relax while we take care of everything for you.

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If you’re thinking of replacing your old timber decking with composite, then head over to our website where you can find a wide range of composite decking boards in a variety of colours and styles.

If you would like to discuss your new composite decking then please contact a member of our team, we are always happy to offer advice and help you choose the correct products for your new composite decking.

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