The rainy season has officially arrived, and the one part of the house most homeowners ignore during this time is their patio maintenance. While we don’t get too much of it here in San Diego, the minimal amounts of rain we do receive can still lead to severe wood rot, warping, and splintering over time.
The most common option would be to simply repair and replace any areas of your patio that have succumbed to water damage; but this can seem like an endless process that can take much more time and money than it might be worth.
So what would be the much more preferred long-term option?
It can be as simple as replacing your wood deck with composite decking.
Unlike traditional wood, composite decking is resistant to mold, scratches and fading; nor will it rot, crack or splinter. The minimum amount of maintenance required to keep your composite decking looking pristine all year round is enough to consider. Especially when you consider that a little cleaning with soap and water is more than enough maintenance.
The main question mark when choosing composite decking is the actual comparison of the appearance with natural wood. With the constant evolution of composite decking materials; we are left here today with high quality composite features such as: – High definition wood grain patterns, almost indistinguishable from natural wood.
– Much greater variety of color options to complement the exterior of any home.
– Vibrance that remains unchanged without having to re-stain every year.
With all these obvious advantages that composite decking offers over natural wood, the next question is simple:
“What is the price difference compared to natural wood?”
Board by board, composite decking costs more initially; but the savings in staining and maintenance costs that you will enjoy over the next 20-30 years over the cost of wood decking will be significant.
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