Skip to main content

Sponsored Content

Building or Replacing a Deck?

May 11, 2016 04:32AM ● Published by Family Features

Nearly 40 million decks in North America are projected to be more than 20 years old – and likely showing their age, according to the North American Deck and Railing Association. If one of those decks is yours, you may want to think twice before choosing the material for your next deck.

Long the go-to material, wood is increasingly being replaced by composite decking as the material of choice for outdoor spaces. Designed to deliver incredible durability, easy maintenance and lasting beauty, composite decking offers all the beauty of wood without the hassles of continuous upkeep.

“Today’s homeowners want to spend their time enjoying their outdoor living spaces – rather than maintaining them,” said Adam Zambanini, vice president of marketing for Trex, the world’s largest manufacturer of wood-alternative decking. “High-performance composite decking stands up to weather and day-to-day wear far better than wood. It’s also made from recycled content, which makes it an ideal choice for today’s eco-conscious consumers.”

Here are five key advantages of using composite decking:

Durability
Composite decking is designed for maximum durability. It resists fading, staining, scratching and mold, and won’t rot, crack or warp. It’s also insect-proof and splinter-free, making it safer and more comfortable for families with kids and pets.

Low-maintenance
With composite decking, you never need to worry about sanding, staining or painting. Just an occasional soap-and-water cleaning is all that’s needed to maintain stability and beauty for decades. Trex decking even comes with a 25-year Fade and Stain Warranty, ensuring that it will continue to look and perform as well as the first day it was installed.

Aesthetics
Featuring high-definition wood grain patterns and rich, saturated colors, composite decking looks and feels more natural than ever before. Color options range from deep earth tones to spicy reds and pristine greys, including tropically-inspired boards that feature the distinct streaked look of exotic hardwoods. In addition to the range of decking looks available, homeowners also can find a wide selection of composite accessories, such as railings, stairs, gates, pergolas and furniture, to create a truly customized outdoor space.

Sustainability
Composite decking provides the look and feel of wood without the environmental impact. The deck boards are made using recycled content, including reclaimed industrial wood scraps and recycled plastic from common items such as shopping bags and newspaper sleeves.

Value
Although the initial cost of composite decking can be higher, when you factor in the cost of ongoing maintenance required with a wood deck, a composite deck can end up paying for itself in well under 10 years.

For more information about composite decking, visit trex.com.

Sponsored by Trex

Family Features Family Features Home and Garden

It looks like we don't have any events for this date. You can always add an event.

It looks like we don't have any events for this date. You can always add an event.

  • Pumpkin pies will be awarded to the top finisher of each age group and the top overall 3 finisher...


  • Thanksgiving Buffet

    11/23/2017
    11:00AM — 03:00PM

    Featuring their chef's herb-crusted prime rib, butternut squash bisque, brown butter mashed potat...


  • Thanksgiving Food & Fellowship

    11/23/2017
    12:00PM — 03:00PM

    The Lake County YMCA will be hosting its annual free community Thanksgiving Dinner on Thursday, N...


  • Black Friday Membership Event

    11/24/2017
    09:00AM

    You're already spending the money, so why not spend it wisely?! Come in Black Friday and join ...


  • Turkey Trottin’ Scavenger Hunt

    11/25/2017
    01:00PM — 04:00PM

    Pay attention to this clue: On a rhyming scavenger hunt you will go to uncover turkey facts you d...


It looks like we don't have any events for this date. You can always add an event.

It looks like we don't have any events for this date. You can always add an event.

  • Pumpkin pies will be awarded to the top finisher of each age group and the top overall 3 finisher...


  • Thanksgiving Buffet

    11/23/2017
    11:00AM — 03:00PM

    Featuring their chef's herb-crusted prime rib, butternut squash bisque, brown butter mashed potat...


  • Thanksgiving Food & Fellowship

    11/23/2017
    12:00PM — 03:00PM

    The Lake County YMCA will be hosting its annual free community Thanksgiving Dinner on Thursday, N...


  • Black Friday Membership Event

    11/24/2017
    09:00AM

    You're already spending the money, so why not spend it wisely?! Come in Black Friday and join ...


  • Turkey Trottin’ Scavenger Hunt

    11/25/2017
    01:00PM — 04:00PM

    Pay attention to this clue: On a rhyming scavenger hunt you will go to uncover turkey facts you d...


  • 32nd annual Beary Merry Handmade Christmas Market

    11/29/2017
    11:00AM — 09:00PM

    The show will benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure Northeast Affiliate. The promise of Susan G. K...


  • 32nd annual Beary Merry Handmade Christmas Market

    11/30/2017
    11:00AM — 09:00PM

    The show will benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure Northeast Affiliate. The promise of Susan G. K...


  • Winter Holiday Sale & Open House

    12/01/2017
    10:00AM — 08:00PM

    Still have holiday shopping to do? Want to know what Valley Art Center is all about? Come to our ...


  • Holiday CircleFest

    12/02/2017
    12:00PM — 05:00PM

    As the weather turns cool and the snow begins to fall, University Circle transforms into the ulti...


  • Sensitive Santa

    12/03/2017
    08:30AM — 10:30AM

    Sensitive Santa is a private event designed for children and young adults with special needs and ...


  • Wildwood Holiday Craft Show

    12/03/2017
    10:00AM — 04:00PM

    Many wonderful holiday items for sale from over 25 vendors including wreaths and swags, gingerbre...


  • Holiday Boutique

    12/03/2017
    10:00AM — 03:00PM

    Kick off your holiday shopping at the Little Italy Art Walk and stroll into the Alta House to fin...


  • Holiday CircleFest

    12/03/2017
    01:00PM — 07:00PM

    As the weather turns cool and the snow begins to fall, University Circle transforms into the ulti...


  • Holiday Tour of Homes

    12/03/2017
    01:00PM — 04:00PM

    Six historic locations will be open and on display by the Downtown Painesville Organization to ce...


  • Santa's Wild Workshop in the Woods

    12/06/2017
    06:00PM — 08:00PM

    Children ages 3–12 can catch the Wildwood Express to Santa’s Magical Workshop at the City of Ment...


  • Santa's Wild Workshop in the Woods

    12/08/2017
    06:00PM — 08:00PM

    Children ages 3–12 can catch the Wildwood Express to Santa’s Magical Workshop at the City of Ment...


  • Santa's Wild Workshop in the Woods

    12/09/2017
    02:00PM — 04:00PM

    Children with special needs, ages 3–12, can catch the Wildwood Express to Santa’s Magical Worksho...


  • Santa's Wild Workshop in the Woods

    12/09/2017
    06:00PM — 08:00PM

    Children ages 3–12 can catch the Wildwood Express to Santa’s Magical Workshop at the City of Ment...


  • Christmas Train and Toy Show

    12/10/2017
    10:00AM — 03:30PM

    Come to the Christmas Train and Toy Show and see over 200 dealers with model trains of all gauges...


  • Breakfast with Santa

    12/10/2017
    10:00AM — 12:00PM

    Bring the kiddies and the entire family to enjoy a delicious breakfast and opportunity to let San...


  • Gingerbread House Decorating

    12/10/2017
    02:00PM — 04:00PM

    Build your very own Gingerbread House for the holidays. They provide all the "building" materials...


  • Lunch with Santa

    12/10/2017
    02:00PM — 04:00PM

    Can't make their Breakfast With Santa event? Then your family is invited your family to join in f...