We have a beautiful garden but it lacks a decking area. I think it would really enhance our outside space to have an area to put a table and chairs on for al fresco dining generally and especially in barbecue season. We moved here less than 2 years ago and have made friends. It would be good to host a party for them. So as I was a little clueless, I have started looking into the advantages of composite decking for the garden.
I had thought decking would be wood and did not really know that there is an alternative. When I heard that composite decking is easier to maintain, I was prepared to cope with a less attractive look. I am a person that can get very disheartened when things decay or are prone to discoloration. I don’t need another high maintenance item to add to my worries. It turns out composite decking can be just as attractive as wood so for me that is one of the key advantages of composite decking.
Composite decking lasts
All decking is long-lasting but composite decking wins out over wood. It effectively looks after itself. Forget insect damage and splintering. It is not going to fade, rot or warp. We live in an area where although we have sunny days we can have pelting rain and hail so I like the idea of it looking new even when facing harsh weather conditions.
Composite decking is low maintenance
Frankly, I don’t want to be bothered with staining the decking. I admit that I like things that are easy. Who wants to spend hours scrubbing mould away from wood decking? For me it is about sitting out and enjoying relaxation as part of my self-care routine. It is not about adding yet more tasks to my already busy schedule.
Jazzing up the outside space
I love the idea of having vibrant colours and textures for my decking area instead of plain old wood. I dream of seeking out quirky accessories for the decking space. I am sure Pinterest will be a source of great inspiration. Did someone mention a hot tub?
Composite decking is environmentally-friendly
Composite decking is sustainable. That may surprise you but the truth is composite decking materials come from a variety of sources with most coming from reclamations.
As you can see, I have discovered some real advantages to installing composite decking in the garden. Although it can initially be more expensive, when you take into account the fact is lasts longer and has less maintenance products needed for it over the years, it comes up cheaper in the longer-term,