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Composite Decking and Rain Reminders

Keep in mind that the coating on the material is a type of plastic and when wet can be more slippery. Use caution when walking on your deck during or right after a storm. Part of the appeal of capped composites is that the decking is not porous so water will bead on the surface and take a little longer to dry since the material does not .

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8 Decking Alternatives That are More Friendly Than Wood .

Composite decking is built using a mix of wood fibers and recycled plastic making it resistant to UV rays pests slips and rotting. Whatever your decking needs are composite decking can satisfy them. However composite decking can work out to be quite expensive—substantially higher than even traditional wooden decks.

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What is Composite Decking? WearDeck Blog

Composite deck boards contain porous wood fibers that absorb moisture fade stain swell and feed bacteria. Despite the synthetic ingredients and chemical additives composite decking remains susceptible to the factors that inevitably deteriorate wood.

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16 Pros and Cons of Composite Decking – Green Garage

If you choose a capped product for your composite decking then the boards are sealed in plastic that can be embossed or colored to create the variegated look of a natural wood product. You’ll find that capped composite decking also tends to be more resistant to fading scratching and stain damage.

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The Deck Handbook Part 5: Problems With Composite Decking

Uncapped composite decking is porous and can be stained. Plastic--capped deck boards cannot. Plastic is not porous and will not accept stain. Once capstock decking has faded that is the color you must live with. Unlike vinyl siding which can be painted with some success decking cannot be.

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Types of Plastic Decking WearDeck Blog

Composite deck boards contain organic and plastic components. Manufacturers combine additives wood fibers and recycled plastic like polypropylene PP polyethylene PE or polyvinyl chloride PVC to develop composite decking source . The ratio of wood to plastic varies based on brand and impacts the performance of the decking.

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RHINO HIDE 5 Mistakes To Avoid When Cleaning Your Composite Deck

Although the surface looks solid composite decking is actually quite porous. Therefore it needs an oxygenated cleaner that can reach deep into the material and clean inside the deck as well as the surface.

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Types of Plastic Decking WearDeck Blog

Plastic lumber like WearDeck excludes porous wood components that make traditional timber and wood composite decking susceptible to mold mildew and rot. Synthetic deck boards consist of only artificial ingredients.

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