We all want to have a better outdoor space, but without all the effort. So, as your resident fencing and decking experts, we’re going to let you in on all the low-maintenance tips of the trade. First thing’s first: there’s no such thing as “zero maintenance.” Even the sturdiest materials will fail eventually without the proper care, so today we’ll cover the options that will take up the least amount of your time—but still look good, of course.
Composite materials are a great alternative to more traditional options. While they can mimic the look of wood, aluminum, or steel, you won’t have a lot of the maintenance issues you would with these finishes. They combine a variety of materials, such as recycled plastic or wood fibers, fiberglass or polypropylene, and ideally pull out the best features of each one.
With a rougher surface than vinyl, they’re natural more scratch resistant, and you can pay more for thicker options that will last even longer. They hold their colors and/or finishes better than wood fencing, so you won’t find yourself restaining or repainting at regular intervals. Thanks to modern engineering, composites come in a wide variety of designs, so you can enjoy the feel of wrought iron without any of the immediate clean up that comes with warding off rust.
We’re fortunate enough to work with different manufacturers, so we can find a low-maintenance option that fits both your budget and your style. Plus, our installers have the experience needed to fit slats in any design and conform the flow of your new fence to the planes of your property. Interested? Give us a call to learn more today!
Typically, when we’re talking about decks, we’re talking about wood—or alternatives that look like wood. Fortunately, composites fit this description because they usually have wood fibers as a component, along with recycled plastic—making them a green option for the environmentally-conscious household. Upon close inspection, it won’t fool most people (the texture is a dead giveaway), but higher-end options mimic real wood finishes better than ever before.
However, it doesn’t require any stains or seals to keep this look. Forget about fading or water damage; composites are much more durable against the elements than their wooden counterparts. Many even come with 25-year or limited-lifetime warranties. So, while they may be a little more expensive upfront, you’ll quickly recoup that in maintenance costs—not to mention free time.
They also come in a wide variety, so you can choose that bright white option that won’t need to be repainted next year. Or a wooden finish that looks like an exotic option that otherwise wouldn’t have been practical. Not to mention, you’ll have a great outdoor space to spend time with your friends/family and maximize your views.
We believe in an open and honest approach, so whether you’re considering composite fencing or decking, we’ll make sure you understand all the pros and cons. While they’re not for everyone, they do offer a lot of great options for people that want to enhance their outdoor spaces in a low maintenance way. Be sure to talk to our team of experts today, so you can start to enjoy your new composite fence or deck before the summer ends!