Composite Decking FAQ

If you’re considering a composite deck for your home, you probably already know that these high-quality, weather-resistant, low-maintenance alternatives are durable and beautiful. They’re also affordable, easy to install and maintain, and most are backed by lengthy warranties.

Which is better PVC or composite decking?

The primary composite Composite Wood Decking manufacturing process involves mixing wood and plastic materials, then heating and cooling the mixture until it forms boards. Then, manufacturers add preservatives and pigments, which help the composite withstand harsh weather and extreme temperatures.

Capped or Uncapped?

A capped composite deck board is produced using a co-extrusion process that places a tough, capped polypropylene shell around three sides of the core. This layer fully bonds to the substrate, preventing delamination and increasing stability.

DuraLife uses a blend of reclaimed hardwood fiber and rugged, UV-stabilized polypropylene plastic. This combination provides greater strength and stability to the boards, and helps prevent sagging between joists.

Versatility, Style & Color

A composite deck is available in a variety of colors and textures that mimic real wood grain patterns. The options range from smooth, almost varnished surfaces to straight and circular grains.

Staining and Maintenance:

Composite decking is much easier to clean than natural wood. It stains less, resists mold and mildew, and requires only periodic washing to keep it looking great.