The Benefits of Plastic Decking

Updated: Aug 9

Over the past several decades, plastic has infiltrated the decking industry. Homeowners no longer settle for traditional timber but desire trouble-free decking that will last for generations to come. Though composite decking includes plastic ingredients, 100 percent synthetic decking like WearDeck offers unbeatable benefits for homeowners.

Low-Maintenance Decking

Homeowners often switch from wood to plastic decking to avoid heavy maintenance costs. Contrary to wood, plastic decking requires no burdensome staining, painting, sealing, or sanding. Synthetic decking also resists fading and staining. Once builders install plastic boards, homeowners only need to occasionally clean their decking with soap and water.

Safety Advantages

Plastic decking provides safety benefits. Splinter-free plastic deck boards frequently include a wood-grain finish for enhanced slip-resistance. Plastic decks and docks significantly reduce the risk of collapse thanks to their weatherproof and waterproof qualities.

Durable Decking: Weatherproof and Waterproof

Plastic deck boards exclude organic ingredients like wood, making them weatherproof and waterproof. Synthetic decking will not succumb to mold, mildew or water damage. Plastic decking contains no natural material for insects to eat or nest in, preventing insect infestation. Through rain, snow, and blistering heat, plastic deck boards overcome weather extremes.

Easy Installation

Builders and homeowners can install synthetic decking like traditional wood. Rip, route and edge plastic decking like WearDeck to achieve your ideal project design. To speed up and simplify the building process, try using power tools such as the CAMO DRIVE Stand-up Tool.

Aesthetics and Applications

With wood-grain patterns and a variety of colors, today’s plastic deck boards look and feel more natural. Color options range from deep wood tones to modern greys and beyond. Homeowners can elevate their outdoor space with matching synthetic railing, gates and even plastic piling wraps for docks to create a customized, complementary look.

Value of Plastic Decking

Plastics decks and docks add value to a property and help homeowners save in the long run by avoiding expensive ongoing maintenance and replacement costs. According to Remodeling Magazine’s 2019 Cost vs. Value Report, homeowners can expect to recoup 69.1 percent of the cost of a wood composite deck addition. We estimate that a plastic deck addition will yield an even higher return as buyers consider the superior longevity and durability of synthetic boards.

WearDeck: The Superior Plastic Deck Board

We reinforce High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE) with fiberglass to produce our heat-reflective decking, WearDeck. WearDeck stands out among plastic deck boards with unparalleled strength and easy maintenance. WearDeck is structural and rated for ground contact and underwater installation. Ready to see the difference for yourself? Click the image below to request free WearDeck samples.

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