Cost of Wooden Decking vs. A Composite Deck. The cost of decking, either wood or composite varies quite a bit depending on the quality, brand, grade and type, but it’s safe to say that in most cases, composite materials are not necessarily cheaper than “real” woods.
Wood decks of all types, including pressure-treated wood, ipe, cedar or redwood, require extensive upkeep. our was designed with the beauty of wood decking, but not all the maintenance. Our high-performance, eco-friendly composite boards withstand years of sun, sleet and snow, keeping their rich color.
When it comes to structural solidity, wood is an all-around strong material, and synthetic decks lack the same level of structural stiffness, so composite decking materials are only used on the top or the finished area of the deck and framing support joists are traditional wood.
Once compared unfavorably to wood, composite decking is now a serious front-runner in the decking space. Not just a wood alternative, composite decking is preferred by many homeowners for its low cost, good looks, durability, and easy-care nature.
*Data for treated wood, PVC and capped composites was acquired from various sources. This chart is intended to summarize the characteristics of each individual decking category and does not reflect one particular brand. ChoiceDek decking products are superior, environmentally friendly composite decking built for value, durability and ease.
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