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Are Composite Decking Boards Strong?

One of the questions our customers often ask: Is composite decking strong?

The answer is yes, composite decking boards are very strong. Composite decking boards have been attaining popularity in recent times as homeowners now choose them in place of wood decking. If you are not aware of composite decking, you may question if they are a strong flooring material.

What You Need To Know About Composite Decking

Composite decking is a strong and durable outdoor flooring material produced from recycled plastic and wood fibres. The materials are combined with a bonding agent, heated and cool to form a composite decking board. Composite decking has the strength of wood and the waterproof quality of plastic. The combination of these two materials makes composite decking far superior to wood.

Additionally, composite decking is strong and resistant to water and moisture. Wood has strength, but it’s not as resistant to water and moisture as composite decking since it does not contain any plastic material. Water and moisture over time weakens wooden decking and if not maintained, results in the rot and decay of the product.

Composite decking is also preferable to plastic (PVC) decking since it lacks the strength of wood plastic composites (WPC), especially in high temperatures. PVC in high temperatures is known to weaken.

Is Composite Decking Board a Strong Flooring Material?

Having an understanding of what a composite board is, let’s now answer whether composite decking is strong.

Durability

The durability of composite decking is something homeowners cherish since it is more durable than timber, thereby making it a strong outdoor flooring material. Composite decking will not break, crack, rot, decay or splinter, but note, there are different generations of composite boards and choosing the different types will alter your deck performance on durability.

Prolonged Lifespan 

As a strong decking material, if you decide to use composite decking boards to build a deck in your garden, they can last upwards of 25 years. Compared to wood that will last 10 to 15 years depending on the type of wood used and with regular costly maintenance.

Resistant to the Elements

Outdoor flooring materials are more prone to weather damage like sun, snow, and rain. Wood plastic composites are more resistant to weather conditions than wood or PC decking and will not suffer damage from heat, snow, or rain. Composite decking absorbs minimal water and does not rot like a wood. Composite decking boards will not warp, crack, break or splinter due to climate changes.

Resistant to Insects

Wood-eating insects can damage wooden decking even if treated with chemicals. Chemicals can wear over time making the wood further susceptible to insect damage. Composite decking is resistant to insects without chemicals make it friendlier to the environment.

Conclusion

Composite decking boards are a strong durable material resistant to weather and insect damage, making them the smart choice for savvy homeowners looking for a low-maintenance alternative to wooden decking.

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