Composite decking vs PVC decking.
"Composite Decking" is a material that is made from several different substances so that would make that composite decking. In other words we can say that Composite Decking is a combination of plastic and wood fiber. Nowadays (2008 – present day) premium decking brands produce Composite decking with added protective non-wood polymer cap. This technology was developed to eliminate issues that standard composite decks had. Capped composite decks branded as having enhanced scratch, stain and fade resistant qualities. Most premium brands have discontinued Standard Composite Decking production and they manufacture only Capped Composite decking.
PVC Decking answers the desire for low maintenance decking but unlike Composite Decking it does not contain wood fiber. In other words there is no organic content in PVC decking. This type of decking offer the broadest color assortment and natural wood grains look. Premium decking brands have spent lots of money to develop products that resemble the look of natural wood fiber. PVC decking like composite decking have enhanced scratch, stain and fade resistant qualities. Both Composite and PVC decks do not splinter.
The primary benefits of Composite Decking and PVC Decking materials and the ability to produce a surface look that closely emulates real wood with superior quality and manufacturers’ 25 to 50 years warranty makes these products highly popular among homeowners and businesses.
Composite Decking vs Pressure Treated (PT) wood
|Factor||Pressure Treated & other soft Woods, Capped Wood||Composite or PVC Decking|
|Maintenance||Annual staining & sealing||Periodic Cleaning|
|Aesthetics||Must be stained or painted||Real-wood look|
|Residential Warranty||NONE||Limited 25-50-year fade & stain, material defects, termite & rot|
|Mold & Mildew Resistance||-|| ***|
|Stain Resistance||*|| ***|
|Scratch Resistance||*||** or ***|
|Heat Dissipation||*||** or ***|
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