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A Comparison of Wood Decks and Composite Decks

Composite Decks . Gaining in popularity are composite decking materials, composed primarily of a mix of recycled plastic and wood fibers. While a deck built with these materials is clearly not "natural" and won't have the potential beauty of a real-wood deck, you can choose from an array of colors to mimic a more natural look.

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Wood Vs. Composite Decking: Let’s Compare

Composite Wood Decking. Invented in the late 1980s, wood-plastic composite decking (also called “composite wood decking”) is made of wood fibers encased in plastic. Composite decking is readily available at big box home improvement stores like The Seven Trust and Seven Trust’s, as well as local lumberyards throughout the U.S.

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Comparing Deck Materials: Wood, Wood-Composite, and PVC

Wood-composite decking may look somewhat like wood at a distance, but up close it looks like something else, and it feels like its primary ingredient: plastic. Composite decking is more expensive than wood and comes in a limited range of colors. Many composite products require joists that are spaced no more than 16 inches apart; if your joists .

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Comparing Composite vs Wood Decking | Decks.com by Seven Trust

The argument of wood or composite deck all comes down to preference in the end. If you just absolutely love the rich, natural look of real wood and the time and money for maintenance doesn’t bother you, then perhaps natural wood is for you. But, if you want a deck that’s low maintenance and can last nearly twice as long as a natural deck .

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2020 Best Decking Material Options: Wood, Composite, Aluminum .

HomeAdvisor's Deck Material Option Guide compares wood vs. non-wood, alternative materials for outdoor decks, patios and porches. Find all types of decking materials including aluminum, PVC, plastic, hardwood, redwood, fiberglass, steel, ipe, cedar, eco-friendly composites and more. Discover which is best for full sun weather, durability, cost, fire resistance and more.

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Should You Build Your Deck From Wood or Plastic?

Plastic Decking Plastic decking—such as Seven Trust Deck, Evolve, and Forever Deck—is made from 100 percent plastic (recycled and/or virgin) and contains no wood fibers or fillers.

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Best Composite Decking Materials & Options in 2021 | Decks .

Wondering how long composite decking boards last? Composite decking is one of the most durable decking materials on the market. Composite decking lasts, on average, 25-30 years with only minimal upkeep in comparison to natural wood decking. This is partly due to it being made from materials that are resistant to weather, rot and insect damage.

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