Thinking of Having a Porch Renovation? You Should Consider a Composite Decking Material

There are so many stunning styles to choose from, and they can all make your household the focal point of the entire neighborhood. But before you start choosing rustic versus vintage, or color palettes, you should consider the materials you’re going to use.

Specifically, you should consider using a composite decking material.

What Is It?

Composite materials are created by using two or more substituent materials that, when put together, produce a product with different properties than the ones that went into it. For porches, Trex is perhaps the best known composite decking material manufacturer, and a great choice for your porch renovation project.

Trex is an eco-friendly composite deck used from recycled wood and plastic film, all in a process that minimized waste as much as possible.

But their green characteristics is far from the only reason why you should consider composite deck materials. Here’s 5 extra reason why it’s simply a smart choice.

Why You Should Use Composite Decks

  1. It Can Last Longer

Composite decking materials are designed with durability in mind. Other decking materials such as wood can suffer damage along the line (wood can rot, PVC can shrink,) while composite materials are very hard to damage.

They can resist:

  • Fading;
  • Scratching;
  • Mold;
  • Rot;
  • Cracking

Longer durability means you’re getting your money’s worth. With a composite material for your deck, you won’t have to worry about spending extra money on repairs after the renovations project. Plus, it’s also insect-free, so it makes for a safer environment for you and your family.

  1. Low Maintenance

Your typical wooden deck requires a lot of your attention. It regularly needs sanding or painting to maintain its appeal, and that means more money (if you’re bringing in a professional team) or more time wasted. Time you could have spent relaxing on the porch.

Composite materials take away that hassle. With Trex decking and other composite materials, all that’s required from you is a soap and water scrub every now and then, and your porch can look brand new for decades.

Trex comes with a guarantee on that – 25 years, to be exact. Its Fade and Stain Warranty ensures your porch decking materials look the same as they did when they were installed.

  1. Visually Pleasing

Composite decking materials come in a variety of colors, from rich saturated hues to more subtle natural tones.

It’s all about what effect you want your porch to have, and what fits best with the aesthetics of your house. But if you can think of it, Trex’s decking color palette probably has it.

  1. It’s Financially Smart

Honestly, yes, it is possible to pay more for a composite decking material than going for the PVC or some types of woods. But in the long-run, composite materials pay for themselves.

When you consider just how hassle-free it is, and the fact that Trex composite comes with a 25-year warranty on shine and stain, it’s clear that once you pay the price for installing composite decking, you can pretty much throw away your wallet. No other expenses will be required.

  1. It’s Safer

The plastic-wood combination of Trex composite decking material makes it a much safer option. For one thing, the tiny annoying creatures that live outside aren’t attracted to it, and fewer bugs are always safer for the family.

But this combination is also splinter proof and slip resistant. Your kids will have no problems running around the deck, even if it just rained.

Careful How You Handle This Process

You have two things to consider now: the composite material you use, and the team you hire to install it.

Though composite materials are great, not all the ones on the market have the same quality, so you need to be careful about which one you choose. Trex is, by far, a popular and safe choice for your composite decking needs.

Even better, they work closely with contractors and train them on how to use Trex products, so if you go with someone from their networks you have a guarantee that they know what they are doing. TrexPro deck and porch builders are also required to have a valid contractor’s license, and carry general liability insurance, so it’s also a lot safer to choose a TrexPro contractor.

Work with Charlotte Decks and Porches

We are a family-owned business first, and a TrexPro Platinum partner second. That means we know how important your porch or deck is to your family, and can offer pristine services installing Trex decking boards.

Contact us now!