Over the years, composite decking Leeds has become one of the best ways to improve your garden, and create a space perfect for enjoying your outdoor space. If you want to get a deck installed, composite decks offer a lot of benefits over traditional timber decks. Here’s what they can offer you, and why you should choose Dyson Developments to install them.
What Is A Composite Deck?
Firstly, what is composite decking Leeds, and how does it differ from regular wooden decking? A wooden deck will be made up of regular planks of wood. A composite deck, on the other hand, is made up of a composition of wood and plastic. Some newer types of decking are also made purely out of plastic. Because of this, you may hear composite decking Leeds also referred to as plastic decking, or WPC decking.
Why Look Into Composite Decking Leeds?
So if you want a deck installed, why go with a composite deck over a wooden one? There are a lot of reasons why you’ll want to make the switch:
Get the feel of wood without the drawbacks: As a composite deck has wood and plastic in it, you’re going to get the look and feel with wood but without any of the extra work you’d need to put into a wooden deck. For many people, this is enough to convince them to switch.
Longer lifespans: This is one of the biggest benefits of composite decking Leeds. A traditional timber deck will last around 15 years, if you take good care of it. A composite deck, on the other hand, can last anywhere from 25 to 30 years. This will depend on the exact materials and how well you treat it, but you can see it will give you much longer before needing replacement.
Better for the environment: Yes, even though composite decking Leeds contains plastic, it is much better for the environment. This is because traditional wooden wooden decks will need a lot more wood to be made, and it’s not always harvested sustainably. Plus, some softwoods need to be chemically treated before use, which again affects the environment.
You do need to be careful about where you get your composite decking Leeds from, as not all providers will offer the best options. Many will use ‘virgin’ wood, so some wood is still being cut for them. Here, we offer recycled wood in our composite decks, making them much more sustainable overall.
Less chance of water damage: When you have a traditional deck, you have to be vigilant about water damage. One hard storm can really do a number on your deck, and it’s easy for water to get into cracks and cause rot. When that happens you’ll need to replace these sections, otherwise they’ll be unsafe.
Composite decking Leeds is much better as it only absorbs about 1% of water that touches it. That means its much more water resistant, so you won’t have to be inspecting it for wood rot all the time.
Less slippery: This is another issue that your wooden deck can cause when it rains. If you step out on a wet deck, you’ll find it’s very slippery. That, of course, is a safety hazard. Composite decking Leeds, on the other hand, can be made with ‘anti slip grain’ in it. It looks natural, but will offer more traction to avoid slipping.
Easier to care for: A wooden deck needs a lot of care and attention to keep it in good condition. You’ll have to inspect it regularly, keep it clean, and reseal it at least once a year. That’s time consuming and expensive. A composite deck, on the other hand, needs a lot less care to keep it in good condition.
Caring For Composite Decking Leeds
It’s important to know how to care for composite decking Leeds, before you have it installed. The good news it’s a very simple process. As the decking is made in the right colours and stains, you won’t need to add those layers yourself. It should be able to withstand rain and UV rays, so you won’t need to keep reapplying sealants either.
To properly take care of a composite deck, you’ll just need to keep it clean. Sweep away any debris, such as fallen leaves, quickly to avoid staining and the development of mould or moss. Cleaning it as simple, too. All you need is a stiff bristled brush, and some hot soapy water. Apply water to the deck and then scrub with a brush. Clean your composite decking Leeds twice a year to get the best results.
Improve Your Home With Our Services
Of course, composite decking isn’t everything that we do. As well as this, we can offer other services that will give you just what you’re looking for in your home. Here are the other services we can offer you alongside decking:
Pergolas: Pergolas are a great way to add visual interest to your garden, and create beautiful seating areas. Many home owners like to grow ivy up theirs to create a natural look.
Fencing: Let us handle your fencing needs for you, keeping your garden enclosed and in good condition for years to come.
Landscaping: We can handle a wide variety of landscaping work, allowing your garden to look just how you want it to.
Driveways: Need to replace your driveway? We can offer tarmacking or block paving to update and refresh your drive.
Block paving: Block paving can seriously improve the look of your drive or pathways, so allow us to update yours for you.
Timber decking: There’s a lot to be said for traditional timber decking. We can offer this service alongside our composite decking.
Now you can see why so many people are choosing composite decking Leeds for their own gardens. Get in touch with us today, and we can help you get the perfect deck for your home. Soon, you’ll be able to enjoy your garden without all the work of a traditional wooden deck.