Composite Decking for Lakefront property

Composite decking for lake homes

When it comes to lakefront decking, you need to have the right materials. Living in a lake home, you need a deck that is reliable and sustainable so you experience the waterfront fully. While hiring professional contractors like Miles Bradley is a great start, you need to pick the right building material. In that regard, composite decking is perfect for waterfront homes or any property like; restaurants, hotels, motels, stores and more.

Composite Decking is Perfect for Lakes

Composite decking is quickly becoming the most popular material to use on the water. This is due to the material being made from a combination of wood fibers and plastic. This decking is made specifically to withstand the outdoor elements. These qualities make using composite deck boards perfect for lakefront homes.

Michigan is known for its wet and humid weather, especially around the lakes. Composite materials are more durable than other materials due to resistance against moisture, rot, and mold. You also do not have to worry about warping and splintering like traditional wood.

This material is low maintenance, meaning you do not have to seal or stain it. High-quality composite decking is designed to withstand harsh environmental conditions, including exposure to water, UV rays, and temperature fluctuations. In addition to the material’s durability, it also features slip-resistant surfaces that reduce the risk of falls.

All these factors make composite decking perfect for lakes. Without a doubt, you should be using composite decking if you are building a deck on or near a lake. Fortunately, Miles Bradley uses the best composite decking on the market!

Trex Decking

The leader in the industry, Trex decking is an eco-friendly composite decking product ideal for lakefront properties. The decking boards/planks contain special three-sided shell protection with the color ingrained within the material. This allows the planks to keep their beautiful appearance for many years in the color of your choice without having to repaint, stain, or seal them.

Trex supplies high-quality composite decking materials with a large collection to choose from. The company has a variety of color options and types as well. In fact, Miles Bradley’s experts will match the best Trex decking to your specifications and budget. Need design help and project consultation? Contact the professional deck builders today!

How to Properly Clean Your Trex Deck

In Michigan, it seems like we’re going to get to summer weather without much of a spring.  We think we must be there now, right? This is a repost for those of you that have a TREX deck in the Midwest. If you’ve purchased one (hopefully from Miles Bradley in Michigan or Chicago), then you know how beautiful and low maintenance it really is.


When spring cleaning your house, don’t forget about your Michigan deck. Leaving stains or improperly cleaning your deck can lead to the warranty on your deck being voided out. Miles Bradley recommends that you watch the video below to learn the proper steps to clean your Trex composite deck. Whether you’re in Novi, Northville, or anywhere in Michigan, winter probably left you with a deck that needs a good cleaning.

How to Properly Clean Your Trex Deck Without Voiding Your Warranty

Has the weather and use taken a toll on your Trex Composite Deck? You can clean your deck and give it that new look again with little to no effort at all. We recommend Olympic Deck Cleaner, with Olympic Deck Cleaner a hose, sprayer, and an optional scrub brush you can clean your whole Trex Composite Deck in one afternoon.

Trex composite decks are strong reliable decks that will maintain it’s beauty for years. But even the most reliable deck, will need cleaning from time to time, weather, people, animals, and overall wear and tear take their toll on any deck. With a good cleaning and proper maintenance, you can keep your Trex Composite Deck looking great for years to come.

Platinum Trex Deck Builder

Trex Deck platinum builderIf you are looking for the best deck builders in Michigan or Chicagoland, please contact us or request a quote today! Alternatively, please call Miles Bradley today at 248-478-8660 in the Detroit Area or 847-920-7601 in the Chicago Area. We are a Certified Trex Platinum Contractor!

New Deck Built with Composite Decking in Novi Michigan

Miles Bradley has been busy this summer! Offering a variety of composite deck materials that comes in different grain patterns and colors, along with full deck planning and all the extras you can add to your deck. In addition, as a certified Trex Pro Platinum builder, we build low-maintenance decks using composite deck materials.

Check out this new deck build In Novi, Michigan with our favorite products from Trex.


Composite Trex Deck Color Options

Trex Color OptionsAre you interested in adding a composite Trex deck to your home? Trex decking is a hassle-free and eco-friendly composite decking material. Furthermore, Trex decking planks contain special three-sided shell protection with the color ingrained within the material. This allows the planks to keep their beautiful appearance for many years in the color of your choice without having to repaint, stain, or seal them. 

Trex offers many different color options. The decking is available in 23 colors in hues of grey, brown, and red. There are 7 grey color options, 12 brown color options, and 4 red color options available.

How Do You Choose Your Trex Deck Color?

You should choose your deck color in correspondence with the furniture you already own and also the color of your home. If the color of your home is beige, tan, or cream, you may want to consider brown or red hues. If your home has undertones of blue, bright white, or silver, you may want to consider the grey hues. Additionally, the color of the deck will bring out these undertones and make your house look nicer.

Also, think about the architectural style of your home and the style you want to portray through the new deck. Certain styles are brought out through certain colors. For example, rustic themes tend to be brought out with dark brown colors, red colors tend to be associated with nautical and naval themes, while blue or green tones hint towards a more contemporary or beach theme.

Low-Maintenance Composite Decking by Miles Bradley

Here at Miles Bradley, our distinguished installers are experienced and certified Trex Platinum Contractors. We know how to install Trex and make it look its best. Finally, to get your new deck installed, contact us or request a free quote today. We can’t wait to hear from you!

How To Maintain A Trex Deck In The Fall

Maintain a Trex Deck This Fall

Fall is the perfect time to perform deck maintenance. Not only is the weather much cooler than the Summer weather but it is also the perfect time to perform safety checks before the Winter. Trex decking is incredibly low-maintenance and also hassle-free! Caring for Trex decks is extremely easy, especially in the Fall. Only occasionally do you have to perform any maintenance. Here are a few simple tips on how to maintain your Trex deck in the Fall. 

Simple Maintenance Tips To Maintain Your Trex Decking

  • Avoid Standing Water. Standing water can cause the Trex material to fade or even weaken over long periods. Make sure that any excess water is drained or cleaned off before it can cause any lasting damage to your deck.
  • Sweep Regularly. Items left on your deck for long periods can discolor the planks. Especially in the Fall when the leaves are falling constantly. Be sure to sweep regularly or whenever you see stray leaves on your Trex deck.
  • Clean out your gutters. If the gutters get too full, water can drip and overflow onto the deck. Furthermore, you want to make sure that the gutter drain does not flow onto the Trex planks. This can cause color fading and material discoloration over time.

Why Should You Get Trex Decking?

Trex decking is a hassle-free, low-cost, and eco-friendly decking material. Made from 95% recycled materials, Trex planks contain special three-sided shell protection. This allows the planks to retain their beautiful look for many years in the color of your choice.

Here at Miles Bradley, our distinguished installers are experienced and certified Trex Platinum Contractors. We know how to install Trex and make it look its best. To get your new deck installed, contact us today and request a free quote. We can’t wait to hear from you!