Are you having trouble deciding between a wood deck and a composite deck? It is a tough decision. On one hand, traditional wood decking is cheaper to install, but expensive and labor-intensive to maintain On the other hand, composite decking is more expensive to install, but costs next to nothing to maintain.
So what type of deck makes more sense for you, your home, and your budget?
- Cost of Deck Installation: The cost for the understructure and labor should be the same for both composite and wood decking. The real cost difference comes when you compare the cost of the planks. When all is said and done, composite decks cost about 25% more to construct than wood decks.
- Cost of Deck Maintenance: A wood deck needs to be cleaned and stained EVERY year. This not only costs you money, but it is also incredibly time consuming. A composite deck costs close to nothing to maintain!
- Typical Deck Lifespan: A wooden deck has a lifespan of 10-15 years (if you perform regular maintenance). A composite deck will last 25 years or more!
- Return on Investment (ROI): Composite decks, unlike wood decks, have a high return on investment, typically around 70%. Angie’s List and Remodeling Magazine both cited that Decks are the third best investment in renovation dollars, behind only kitchen and bathroom remodeling).
So the question becomes this: Can you afford NOT to buy a composite deck?
Composite Decks from Freedom Fence and Home
As consumers move away from traditional wood decking, composite and low-maintenance decks are emerging as the new kings of the decking world. Composite decking (PVC or Vinyl) is a great way to enhance your backyard without the maintenance associated with wood decking. Consumers are moving away from wood and composites and looking for a better decking product. At Freedom Fence and Home, we utilize Azek and Timbertech decking products.
Please take a moment to browse our gallery of wood decks and low maintenance decks. Click on any image to enlarge.
If you have any questions, please contact Freedom Fence and Home by calling 443-271-6841 or visit our website.
With over 40 years of experience, Freedom Fence and Home has provided the highest quality fence and decking materials to its many residential and commercial clients throughout in Baltimore, Maryland and Harford county as well many residential clients in Baltimore county and Baltimore city.