Do you have a composite deck but don’t know how to properly take care of it? Because composite decks are made from wood byproducts (i.e. wood chips, sawdust) and plastics, they require less maintenance work than other wood decks. These types of decks come in a variety of styles, colors, and grains to choose from.
Taking care of your deck isn’t a hard process at all. The first thing you should do is to grab a broom and dustpan and begin sweeping your deck. Sweeping frequently will help keep your deck clean. As you’re sweeping, make sure to sweep all of the debris off of your low-maintenance deck. Pick up any leaves or sticks that might be stuck within the cracks of your deck board. Composite decking material cannot be sanded nor refinished so if you see any stains on the deck, be sure to address them quickly so that they can be removed.
Next, scrub your deck with soap and hot water or composite deck cleaner. Use a deck brush while scrubbing the surface of your composite deck. The deck brush that you use should have soft bristles to make your deck even smoother.
Finally, rinse off your low-maintenance deck using the water hose. Make sure all of the soap’s residue is removed. If your composite deck has any marks on it, use nail polish remover, rubbing it in a circular motion, on a wet cotton ball to get it off. Once finished, allow your deck to dry.
A wood deck can really show its age over the years. Also, the maintenance to maintain your wood deck can be more than a little annoying. That is why more and more homeowners are seeing the benefits of composite decks. Composite decks made from Trex materials can maintain the beauty of the deck for years to come with little to no maintenance. There are several advantages to a composite deck over a wood deck and we will cover a few.
Wood decks need constant upkeep each season. From sanding to staining there is almost always maintenance that is needed. Where a composite deck would just need some soap and water to clean it up once a year. In addition to being durable and low maintenance, a composite deck made with Trex materials has a 25-year fade and stain warranty. Another benefit of a composite deck is its durability.
Composite decking is designed to resist scratching, fading, staining, and mold. Also, a composite deck is insect-proof. Another factor is the aesthetics of a composite deck. With a multitude of color choices, and a natural look homeowners can really choose the exact look they are going for. Environmentally friendly is another aspect of these decks. The deck boards themselves are made from recycled materials.
Finally, the value is another added benefit. Initially, a composite deck may be higher but in the long run with way less maintenance and longer durability, you will save money. If you in search of an experienced composite deck builder then look no further than Miles Bradley. We have built hundreds of composite decks throughout the years all over Michigan and Illinois. You can visit our portfolio of decks here.
Give us a call today in the Detroit area at 248-478-8660 or for the Chicago area at 847-920-7601 and see what Miles Bradley can do for you!