An alert from Google brought up this article on composite decking at www.extremehowto.com.
However, today questions and shortcomings are becoming evident in composite decking (C-D). Everything new should and usually does look great, but problem issues surface when composite decking materials are marketed as a universal cure-all to wood’s specific problems. Rot, insects, warping, splinters, combustibility, maintenance and environmental concern for treated lumber all play into the sales.” READ MORE AT http://extremehowto.com/a-closer-look-at-composite-decking/
DeckExpert.com strongly urges readers to consider the cons of composite decking against the pro's of solid surface decking systems such as Dex-O-Tex, Westcoat ALX, Desert Crete, DuraDek, Life Deck, Enduro-Kote, Mer-Kote or any of the other Division 7 Pedestrian Traffic Coatings that offer far more.
Solid surface decking waterproofs the plywood deck and provides a dry area underneath, so it's perfect for decks over living spaces, roof decks, stairs and walkways. Over a properly built frame, the decking with proper maintenance can last up to 30+ years.
If your considering replacing an old redwood deck or a failed composite deck, consider solid surface decking instead.
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