Wood vs. Composite Decking: Which is Right for You?

There are many decisions to make when installing a new deck, porch or patio. What deck size and shape should you choose? Where should the steps go? What color will look best? And should you choose wood or composite decking material?

wood vs composite decking

While we can’t answer the first questions, we can offer some advice about decking materials. If you want to know more about wood vs. composite decking, or for a free quote on your next home improvement project, contact The Chuba Company today!

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What is Composite Decking?

Also known as maintenance-free decking, composite deck materials are made from a durable combination of wood and plastic. There are a variety of colors and finishing options available.

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What are the Benefits of Composite Decks?

Composite material is sturdy and long-lasting. It resists fading, staining, scratching and mold. You won’t need to paint it or perform any maintenance work, and it’s easy to clean.

In addition, some composite decking manufacturers use recycled content in their products. If you’re interested in a more sustainable choice, let us know and we will identify those manufacturers for you.

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Cost Considerations for Composite and Wood Decks

Traditionally, composite decking has been more expensive than wood. However, with the recent increase in lumber prices, we’re finding little to no difference between the two options. In general, it’s a good idea to think of a new deck as a long-term investment in your home, and make a choice that reflects your goals and needs.

Do you want a quote on a new wood or composite deck, patio or porch? Contact us for more information and a no-obligation quote.

 

The Chuba Company is proud to be your partner in home renovation and construction. From windows and roofing, to additions and green construction, to bathroom and kitchen remodels, and more, The Chuba Company is ready to help with any home project. We’ve been proudly serving Elk River, Zimmerman, Ramsey, Monticello, Albertville, Rogers, Champlin and surrounding areas for 50 years. Contact us to talk about your remodel ideas or to receive an estimate!

 

This is an updated blog post that was originally published in June 2020.

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