Low Maintenance Decks
There are 3 primary types of low-maintenance decking: Capped composite, PVC, and mineral composite. These materials don't fit every budget, but they require very little maintenance and offer complete customization. The products we use are up to the highest industry standards, and are warrantied against cracking, splitting and cupping. Unlike wood, low-maintenance deckboards are splinter free and installed using hidden fastening systems to create a barefoot-friendly surface. With a woodgrain texture and a large variety of colors to choose from, these materials open the door for limitless customization that is impossible with wood.
Because of its higher price point, a low maintenance deck should be viewed as an investment. Low-maintenance decks can range upwards of $65 per square foot, but despite the significantly higher initial cost, these products will save time, money, and headaches in the long run. They are rot-resistant and don't require regular staining or sealing to maintain their appearance and durability. With warranties ranging from 25 to 50 years, these products are built to last longer than the deck frame itself.
Artificial decking can accumulate dirt and grime like any other surface and should be scrubbed with soap or lightly powerwashed at least twice a year to remove these substances from the surface and maintain an optimum appearance. This greatly minimizes any possibility of staining, fading or discoloration from the dirt, debris and range of weather we see here in Indiana.
All of the Capped Composite and PVC decking that we install is American made and produced by the leading brands in the industry that stand behind their products.
Capped Composite Decking
Low maintenance composite decking is the most popular artificial decking option. These types of boards have a core made up of recycled materials and condensed wood fibers. The protective outer shell (cap) is made from inorganic PVC materials, making it resistant to mold and mildew.
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Mineral Composite Decking
Mineral composite decking is newer to the decking industry and is known for its great traction and texture. Like PVC boards, this type of decking is made with inorganic materials, making it resistant to mold and mildew.
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PVC decking is generally the highest in cost, but also has the longest lifespan. These types of boards are created with zero organic material and are resistant to almost anything that Mother Nature throws at them. However, in our experience, these boards are more prone to surface scratches because they are less dense than the Capped Composite boards.
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