Composite Wood VS. Natural Wood, Which Is Better For Your Home?

Composite Wood VS. Natural Wood, Which Is Better For Your Home?

Are you in the market for a new deck? Does your home look like it’s missing something? A deck is a great way to go! Whether you’re replacing a new one or adding a deck to your home, your deck becomes part of your home and it is important to choose the right materials to use. Choosing what materials to have your deck built out of is one of the first things to decide. You have two main choices; composite wood or natural wood.

Composite Wood Difference

To decide which one suits better for you and your home you will need to consider four things;

  • How much maintenance and repair you will be willing to do in the future
  • The life span of the different materials
  • Your deck’s appearance
  • The cost of the different types of deck material.

When choosing natural wood you will need to stain and seal your deck every year. Composite decking requires less maintenance than natural wood material. Composite wood will need to be cleaned but will not need to be stained like natural wood.

To consider the life span of the different materials you have to assess that wooden decks can crack and splinter from weather conditions and can also get more damaged from water and rot if they are not maintained properly. To repair wood decks can be stained and replaced if necessary. Composite decks do not crack or splinter but can fade and warp. They also have a tendency to scratch and stain. To repair composite decks can replace the scratched, warped, or faded pieces.

Composite Wood or Wood Deck Which To Choose

Choosing what type of appearance you want your deck and home to have is very important. Composite deck materials are made to look like wood and vary less in appearance than natural wood. It is not stainable and if it fades it will need to be replaced rather than stained. Natural wood decks are more attractive and can add a lot of value to your property. There are many stains and types to choose from than composite deck materials and can be re-stained when the color starts to fade not have to be replaced.

The final decision is cost; Natural wood tends to be less expensive than composite deck materials.

This decision will depend on preference and what works better for you and your home, there are pros and cons to both types. Whichever you decide you, your family, and guests will have a wonderful deck for years to come and we can build it for you!





Modern solid composite decking cuts, nails, screws and installs similar to regular wood decking. Also, composite deck materials offer the fine looks of natural wood. Most composite deck materials even offer wood grain to enhance its appearance. One of the best options in the industry today is Trex decking.

Composite Deck Material Trex

Composite deck materials are building materials manufactured using a mixture of plastic and wood fiber. Trex decking materials are very popular because they require less maintenance than wood and often use recycled materials. Also, when you choose Trex decking there are a lot of color options to choose from. We offer many different brands of deck materials that allow for a full line of colors and different grain patterns. As a certified Trex Platinum Contractor, Miles Bradley Building promises to provide both quality materials and exceptional workmanship from our highly experienced master carpenters.

The major advantage a Trex deck has is the required maintenance. With a wood deck, there is a lot of yearly maintenance such as sanding, nail repair, and replacing boards. A Trex deck requires no sanding and very little maintenance. If you currently have a deck, ask us for deck inspection to let you know what type of work your current deck needs or to replace it. When it comes to a new deck, make sure to hire the professionals at Miles Bradley. Get a quote today for your new deck.