Low Maintenance Synthetic Deck Boards

Posted on 11:44 pm | Posted in WPC Decking Blog | Posted by Admin

For a long time redwood has been most frequently employed for making outdoor decks. Nevertheless, most redwoods available in the western United States are in fact hundreds of years old. Continued harvesting of these very ancient trees has been the cause of an environmental awakening. The redwood forests of America are getting exhausted at an alarming rate. Despite our best efforts of replanting, it will take hundreds of years to compensate for what has already been lost to the lumber industry. Synthetic deck boards(WPC decking materials) materials are being tried to fill the void.

Synthetic Deck Boards

Composite Decking Boards/Synthetic Decking Boards Materials

Composite decking boards are a combination of wood fibers and a plastic resin, and are rot-resistant. Manufacturers typically offer a warranty that indicates it is rot-resistant, not rot-free. The wood fibers used in the product are still subject to rot, but composite decking does not suffer from insect damage as wood products do. Composite decking boards are molded and some have a grain pattern stamped on the top surface. The material does not require staining or sealing and is available in colors that mimic various wood species.

There are many types of composite decking boards. It has been realized that virgin vinyl is the best as this kind of composite decking is devoid of wood pulp like most vinyl decking materials. Virgin vinyl is known for its ability to retain its resiliency and continues to remain strong. Synthetic deck boards in this form most closely resemble the looks of wood than any other material available on the market these days.

Ultra-Low Maintenance Synthetic Deck Boards

Ultra-low maintenance of synthetic deck boards requires washing just twice a year — once at the beginning of the season and once at the end — to avoid the buildup of debris. (see previous blog on How to Clean synthetic deck boards and railing in spring) Plus. Latitudes decking comes with a 10-year limited warranty for commercial applications and a 25-year limited warranty for residential applications. The Capricorn and captive boards carry an additional 25-year limited warranty against staining and fading.

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