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Here at Pegram Builders, we know all there is to know about decks. Our team can help you create the perfect deck for your home, from the design to the material selection. One deck material option that has been growing in popularity in recent years is composite decking. This alternative to wood offers the same attractiveness and versatility in design as traditional decking but with much less maintenance and a much longer lifespan. In this article, our team at Pegram Builders will go over some basics of what composite decking is and what benefits it can offer you.

composite decking requires no stains

Composite decking is a manufactured material made from a roughly equal mixture of recycled wood fibers and recycled plastic. Because of the plastics it contains, composite decking is impervious to rot and insects, meaning that it will last much longer than wood alone. In addition, unlike wood, composite decking requires no stains, sealants, or even sanding before installation. Cleaning a composite deck is also practically effortless compared to a wooden one: just a quick spray with your garden hose and some mild household cleaner and you’re good to go.

Today’s selection of composite decking options is huge, and only growing. Manufacturers produce composite decking in just about any color or style you can think of, and can even mimic the appearance of exotic woods that aren’t normally used in deck building, opening up even more design choices. If you are interested in exploring all the options that composite decking can offer you, come consult with our team at Pegram Builders. We’ll help you design the perfect deck for your home.