One of the most important choices you will need to make, whether you are installing a new deck, or replacing the flooring and railings on an existing one, is whether to go with wood or a composite deck. The framing of your deck will already be pretty durable, being made of thick, pressure treated lumber, but in the past decade composite deck systems have come down in price and are now the installation of choice to reduce maintenance and increase a home's value. For a completely free custom estimate for a composite deck installation, or to replace an existing floorboard system with a composite deck system. Please call us today or just simply click on the request a free estimate button above.
There are now dozens of new and existing composite deck manufacturers, so instead of recommending or reviewing one in particular, we'll give you some general thoughts, advantages and disadvantages of choosing a composite deck. The majority of our estimates are now for composite decks, but we'll start with the drawbacks. First, the price.... Simply put, a composite deck will cost more than a traditional wood deck. The material is more expensive and to be done right, you should have vinyl or specialty rail systems, as well as trim boards / lattice etc that are plastic or composite so that they last as long and look as good as the new composite deck will. Also, a composite deck in a dark color may get warm in the heat of a hot summer sun. All that being said.. the difference in price is not that great, and most of our customers have chosen to spend a little bit more for a composite deck for the long term benefits.
If you feel strongly about a particular composite deck manufacturer, we can quote and install any of the major brands and our composite deck installation crew is second to none. So if you are looking for the most affordable composite deck estimate, call us today or click on our request an estimate button.