If you’re looking for low-maintenance decking options, we understand completely. It makes sense that you would want a beautiful and functional outdoor living space that requires very little labor.
Fortunately for you, there are multiple options available. We’ll be going over some of the low-maintenance decking options you can use to make life managing your deck much easier.
Solid Composite Decking
Solid composite decking is a low-maintenance decking choice that is made from a combination of wood and plastic particles. It’s a strong material that lasts for a long period of time, and it only requires that you wash it one or two times a year to make sure it stays clean and functional. It has a natural look to it since it looks a lot like wood. The only drawback is that it’s heavy and hard to maneuver. It’s best that you not try to install composite decking alone, and instead hire an expert to install it for you.
Vinyl decking is a wonderful option if you’re looking for low-maintenance decking choices. It only needs to be washed once per year. Not many materials stick to vinyl, making it easy for anyone with children or who have trees that drop leaves over their decks. Anytime there’s a mess, a quick spray of a hose is all you’ll need to have it looking like new again.
The color of vinyl decking is also resistant to fading. It does only come in a few basic hues, however: white, gray, tan. This limiting color palette may discourage people who want to have more exciting deck concepts. It also feels fairly light and hollow when you walk across it, and not all people enjoy that feeling.
Aluminum is one of the best low-maintenance decking options available at the moment. It’s not only appealing to the eye, but it also comes in a wide array of colors. Aluminum is incredibly durable, can withstand all sorts of weather conditions, and doesn’t corrode too easily. Also, this low-maintenance decking choice only requires you to spray it down with a hose, or at most use a light non-bleach cleaner.
Aluminum is an even more appealing choice if your deck doesn’t sit above the ground. For people who have decks that drain into the sol, it doesn’t matter if you have holes in the surface of your deck. On the other hand, for people who live in condos or have a second or third-story deck, it may be better to funnel the water in another direction, such as a drainpipe.
This is what makes aluminum the perfect low-maintenance decking solution. It interlocks, which prevents water from seeping underneath it.
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