Jun 26 , 2020

How to Choose Composite Decking

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Many Options for Composite Lumber Decking

Composite lumber decking is a great low-maintenance alternative to wood. The composite decking industry endured some growing pains early on, but materials continue to improve and the number of quality products on the market increases each year. Ten years ago, there were 10 choices. Now there are more than 50 composite decking products available. One common brand is Trex decking.

You’ll also find cellular PVC and plastic lumber (high-density polyethylene, or HDPE) decking that installs much the same as composite. We’ll focus on composite deck boards in this article, but much of this information applies to PVC and plastic as well. The biggest frustration you’ll encounter is choosing the best composite lumber decking among all the styles, colors and brands. This article will help you narrow your options and simplify your shopping for the best prices.

It may be low-maintenance, but it still needs to be cleaned. Learn the best way for how to clean Trex decking.

Here’s How to Install Hidden Deck Fasteners:

The Family HandymanHow to Install Hidden Deck Fasteners Here's how to install hidden deck fasteners in composite decking with the Cortex hidden fastening system. When you drive in a screw, it automatically countersinks the head and leaves a perfect hole above the screw head for the plug.

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