What is No Maintenance Decking?

There is no such thing as no maintenance decking. However, what we think you might be referring to is synthetic decking often called “composite,” manufactured from composite materials, PVC, or a combination of the two. We define these modern, and popular decking materials as low-maintenance as they still require some occasional surface cleaning, but last three times longer than pressure-treated wood decking without annual staining, painting or sealing.

These long-lasting composite decking products are becoming the only choice in Salt Lake for a keen investment in your home and outdoor lifestyle with our harsh winters. Synthetic decking offers scratch resistance, stain resistance, mold, mildew and moisture resistance, hidden fastener options, as well as low-maintenance ownership and lengthy warranties. At Archadeck, we currently offer three of the hottest brands in composite decking and are pleased to help you choose the best product for your project:

TimberTech Decking

TimberTech is the most popular low-maintenance decking brand at Archadeck of Salt Lake. TimberTech decking is a capstock decking board, which is composite decking wrapped in PVC. TimberTech’s manufactured decking is wrapped on all fours sides to keep moisture out for a long-lasting, cost-effective deck. With three collections to choose from, each with a different look, price point, and set of color choices, TimberTech is fantastic at making their product accessible. They also offer a 30-year fade and stain warranty for peace-of-mind.

AZEK Decking

AZEK is the leader in fully synthetic PVC decking. PVC stands for polyvinyl chloride and is the strongest manufactured decking board available. While the word “composite” is often used as a blanket term for all synthetic decking, AZEK’s fully synthetic decking is not technically composite at all because it does not contain any wood fibers. This capped polymer product is so durable that AZEK offers a Limited Lifetime Warranty. They also offer three collections with Vintage, Arbor, and Harvest to offer a style and color to match every homeowner’s personal preference.

Trex Decking

Trex might be the most well-known brand in low-maintenance or composite decking as it was the first big brand on the market when composite decking hit the market decades ago. They currently offer three different collections, one of which is composite decking made of recycled and ground wood fiber and plastic materials. The wood fiber makes it more porous, which can require a little more maintenance than its capstock and PVC counterparts. While composite decking is the most cost-effective synthetic decking, Trex also offers two varieties of capstock decking and a full line up of low-maintenance accessories including their much loved under-deck drainage system and steel deck framing. You can rest easy knowing you’re covered by Trex’s 25-Year Limited Residential Warranty.

No matter what brand you choose, with Archadeck of Salt Lake on your side, we know you’ll be thrilled with your new low-maintenance deck. While none of the three brands are no-maintenance, all three brands offer a great line of synthetic decking and a variety of low-maintenance accessories such as railings, post caps, outdoor molding, trim, lighting, fencing, and dry deck drainage systems. At Archadeck, we recommend synthetic decks be paired with these low-maintenance trims and railings for better enjoyment of the laid-back outdoor lifestyle. If you’re ready to invest in a long-lasting deck at your home, call us today to begin the design process. 801.683.2355

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