all in all, though, heres the summary: real wood is more affordable at the installation time. composite wood costs less in the long-term. depending on your short-term and long-term budgets, this can help you make your decision. with that in mind, though,
composite decks are composed mainly of wood fibers and recycled plastic and have realistic-looking wood grain features imprinted on the surface. installed cost: about $13 $22. all-plastic/vinyl decks are made from 100% recycled or non-recycled plastic.
among wood deckings pros and cons, affordability is a decided benefit. typically, wood decking is lower cost to purchase than composites, especially in the initial purchase. however, although the initial cost of wood is less, composite usually ends up paying for itself within 2-3 years when including the cost of annual maintenance.
composite decking costs less over its lifetime than does wood and lasts longer, too. while pressure-treated lumber may cost less initially, maintenance costs are significantly higher. on average, maintaining a wood deck will cost £300-£550 per year.
composite decks are composed mainly of wood fibers and recycled plastic and have realistic-looking wood grain features imprinted on the surface. installed cost: about $13 $22. all-plastic/vinyl decks are made from 100% recycled or non-recycled plastic. they dont contain wood fillers, but can be streaked to mimic a wood grain look.
cost: composite board can be thinner than pressure-treated lumber, though its also available in a variety of widths and lengths. armorguard 1 in. x 5-1/4 in x 8 ft composite board goes for $17.97, so its significantly more expensive than pressure-treated wood.
well, since 2004, seven wood-plastic composite manufacturers and suppliers have faced lawsuits related to a host of problems, including fading and color changes, slippery surfaces, shrinkage, swelling, and mold. in at least two of those cases, a supplier and reseller were accused along with the manufacturer. cost vs. quality.