4 Benefits of HDPE Decking

We manufacture WearDeck, a High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE) deck board made to last a lifetime. Totally synthetic HDPE decking provides unmatched benefits and overcomes the shortfalls of other outdoor decking materials. Read on to discover four major advantages of using HDPE deck boards for your project.


HDPE deck boards combat daily and extreme weather. Waterproof HDPE decking withstands substantial rain and exposure to salt and fresh water. For projects in areas prone to hurricanes or tropical storms, HDPE deck boards provide superior security and longevity. WearDeck fares especially well in rough weather, because it enhances the structural integrity of projects. WearDeck boasts over two times the strength of other synthetic and composite deck boards. Through rough winds and waters, WearDeck boards help protect your project.


HDPE boards exclude the natural components that make porous wood and wood composite decking susceptible to water damage. You can even install WearDeck underwater. Our customers take advantage of WearDeck's waterproof qualities by installing underwater seating or structures in their pools. Despite heavy rain and constant contact with salt and fresh water, WearDeck remains unaffected. For marine construction and coastal projects, HDPE boards like WearDeck provide a permanent decking solution.

No Mold, Mildew, or Rot

Mold, mildew, and rot pose a massive threat to most deck boards. Mold and mildew grow on the wood particles in wood and wood composite decking. While composite decking manufacturers claim that their products resist rot, home inspector Jay Markanich confirms the “complaints all over the country” with his own experience here. HDPE deck boards lack wood fibers and any organic material that hosts mold, mildew, and rot once exposed to moisture.

Resists Insect Infestation

Insects avoid HDPE for the same reasons that HDPE deck boards oppose mold, mildew, and rot. Without any wood or natural content to feed and breed in, insects have no interest in a home or meal made of HDPE decking. Protect your project from common pests like termites and carpenter ants that cause structural damage. HDPE decking ensures that you appreciate your outdoor oasis without the burden of insect infestation.

The Ultimate HDPE Decking: WearDeck

As you research deck boards, remember that the material you select will directly impact the success and longevity of your project. HDPE decking outperforms the alternatives and offers unbeatable advantages. At WearDeck, we manufacture the last deck board you’ll ever need. To discover more about our HDPE lumber, click here.

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