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In Gaithersburg, MD, composite decking is gaining in popularity due to its low maintenance and attractive looks. The experts at LandWorks explain that this material is also long lasting and easy to care for.
Is It Worth the Cost?
It’s true that composite decking in Gaithersburg, MD, usually comes with a higher upfront cost. But over time, it is far more cost-effective than traditional wood decking. Wood decks wear out in 15 to 20 years and need replacing. But composite lasts for 50 years or more.
Standard decks made of wood need periodic staining, sealing and painting in order to keep their good looks and stay durable. But composite decks require just a simple sweeping and occasional hosing down to look attractive and clean.
Adding composite decking to a home in Gaithersburg, MD, has a positive return on investment, up to 62.8% according to Remodeling Magazine in their 2012 Cost vs. Value report.
Why Is It Low Maintenance?
Composite materials are made from recycled plastic and wood products like sawdust, fiber and chips. This combination is both environmentally friendly and extremely hardy.
Composite decking resists damage from weather extremes and moisture. It won’t fade or crack from the harsh UV rays of the sun in summer. Snow and rain won’t cause it to rot or warp. Even the effects of exposure to fresh or saltwater won’t cause it to deteriorate.
The material is graffiti proof and resistant to stains. Cleaners and chemicals won’t damage it. Insects like termites can’t bore holes in it. Bacteria, mildew and mold won’t grow on it.
Does It Look Cheap?
Composite decking materials are used by high-end builders like LandWorks because it adds value and attractiveness to a home. Plastic is one of its components, but it doesn’t look like it is made of plastic. It comes in a range of colors and in a variety of grains and textures.
In fact, many homeowners choose wood grain composite because it looks so much like a classic deck material. They can choose composite that mimics traditional lumber or exotic hardwoods.
To enhance the decking, additions like handrails, gates and post caps are available.
Trust the Experts
LandWorks has years of experience serving the local area with a wide range of outdoor structures and landscaping. The professionals on staff take pride in knowing how to listen to a homeowner, so the final construction meets the specific needs of each family.
LandWorks is known for its attention to detail. They have received recognition in national magazines like American Nurseryman and Woman’s Day. One of their designs won the prestigious Grand Prize in Deckorator’s national competition.
The team at LandWorks handles a range of projects, including:
When it is time to invest in a new deck, call the experts at LandWorks.
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