Advantages and Dis-advantages of Composite Decking Boards and Timber Decking Boards
Spring is almost upon us and with the lockdown, social distancing and the dreaded COVID-19 pandemic most people are thinking they will not be able to go on holiday throughout 2021, so thoughts start thinking about developing a safe environment at home, in your own outside space. Safe, enjoyable, and a beautiful space that will last for years.
The main advantages of composite decking boards and composite garden rooms are:-
- You will never have to treat or paint your composite decking boards.
- Splinter free – you will never get a splinter from your composite decking Boards.
- Slip free – if you have had a timber deck in the past you will be well aware how slippy and dangerous a wooden deck can be in the winter, icy months. Treacherous is the word. Because composite decking boards are made up of 20% timber and 80% plastic moss and ice does not adhere to it as it does to timber, Hence non-slip.
- Available in many different colours with UV protection and the colour is right the way through, so very little fading.
- It won’t rot crack or warp.
- Eco-friendly option – made from recycled products and you don’t have to cut trees down to produce.
- And it comes with a 25 year guarantee.
Sounds good right? The only dis-advantages i can think of is just one thing – The cost of the raw materials. The cost of each decking board is more than double of a timber decking board.
The advantages of a Timber Deck:-
- Cost – Timber decks cost half the price to buy and install compared to composite decking.
- Rustic natural look.