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11 Jul

Thinking About Using Composite Decking For Your Home?

A deck is a platform attached to the delineations of your home. It is usually used to extend a terrace or provide a living area connecting the house and garden. Though it is permanent, it is quick to install and is usually done as a personalization of your home’s design. Decking has been traditionally used to make porches, giving a house a more inviting feel whilst making for an additional space to sit and enjoy the fresh air, the sun, or even dawns and sunsets. It is vastly considered among one of the crucial investments for making your home your own and can offer a sense of luxury from just a quick lumber installment.

Composite decking is currently the most popular on the market, having been around for two and a half decades and proving itself to be one of the most aesthetically-pleasing and practical forms of home improvement. The following are the advantages of composite decking;

Adding value to your house

Regardless of your particular choice, you can rest assured that a well-kept decking will raise your home’s market value. That is because you have increased through its installment the house’s “livable” space. You have either stretched a terrace or created one of your own, which both improves the house’s appearance and offers more exterior living options. The utility and beauty of a decking usually exceed its costs and that is widely taken into account when assessing a home’s monetary worth.

Heightening the appeal of your landscaping


Composite decking creates harmony between a garden and a home. It makes for a space that looks like a blend of the nature of the landscape and the build of the house. This transitional space can be made of a material that matches the color pattern present in your plants and lawns. As a wood-emulating texture is most often the decking material of choice, the extended terrace provides for a quaint, fresh extension of your house’s living space.

Having a versatile product to craft your terrace



It is possible to virtually design your own deck by choosing, down to the type of grain on a wooden design, the materials and textures you want to set on your terrace. This gives you the power to truly personalize your decking and a variety of options as diverse as cement-paint colors are available to ensure your preferences are met.

Offering new ways to enjoy your home

Decking provides a space that enables a home owner to enjoy being outside in a different fashion. Furniture such as lounging chairs or even dining tables can be placed on the decking so the section of the house that is both most protected and closest to the garden can make for a new spot to eat or simply sit. This is most valuable during the summer, when people seek to enjoy the most of the lovely weather, even from the comfort of their home. Composite decking will give you the impression of being outside without coming into contact with grass, possibly muddy ground or lawns you want to avoid stepping on.

Going about choosing your own composite decking

The key to finding the composite decking that is right for you is to ensure you put thorough attention on choosing the design you find most attractive, assess the material’s durability and the maintenance it requires and consider the texture’s pros and cons in regards to your personal needs. Though this may seem a tall order, gathering information on the key types of composite decking may facilitate the matter:

Timbertech composite decking

This involves a wood-emulating lumber. While it gives a much-sought traditional feel to the home and is just as pleasant to the eye as authentic wood, Timbertech composite decking does not have the maintenance drawbacks of getting the original product. While real wood may easily rot or make splinters and even lose some of its vibrancy, this decking is incredibly durable. A variety of types of Timbertech decking are available, namely:

•    Terrain-capped composite decking

•    Legacy-capped composite decking

•    Reliaboard composite decking

Those come in brown oak, silver maple and sandy birch. The advantage of this decking is that it appears hand-made, which gives a luxurious feel to your terrace. It both holds a rustic charm and blends in perfectly with modern house designs.

Azek PVC decking

This decking is arguably the most durable, mildew and rot resistant product. Each plank is covered with a flat, wood grain texture of a rich, versatile color. The go-to decking for a classic Victorian home design, its lumber entails light planks that do not encounter scratches or splinting. This is deemed to, in the long run, be the product that enables to save the most money and time in maintenance, as it requires absolutely none of the latter. It comes it both natural and tropical decking. Natural offers more subtle, light shades whilst tropical has intense, deeper colors.

If you are looking for composite decking in Edmonton, kindly contact us today. We are highly experienced in building outdoor decks for both residential and commercial clients in Edmonton, and you can go through our completed works to get a sense on how you want the composite decking to work in your space.
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