What to Consider When Choosing Decking Material

What to Consider When Choosing Decking Material

During the lockdown, many of us had lots of time to get our homes and gardens in order.  Something to consider is decking and what is the best material to use.  I’ve put together this post to help you choose.

Selecting the Right Decking for Your Home

Decking is the material that covers the top of a floor. There are many things to consider before you buy decking to make sure that it will last a long time.

Types of Decking

There are many types of decking materials for you to choose from, but not all of them will be right for your home. Some considerations regarding materials include cost, durability, and maintenance.

Decks on Other Structures

Some homeowners don’t build decks onto their homes, but instead, they use them to replace patios or porches. These can be attached to a house or free-standing structures like an office building. Decks can also be used as a walkway between two buildings or as an extension of the living room.

choosing the right deckboards for your house

Deck Materials and Designs — Decide Between Wood, Composite, or Metal

There are many factors that go into choosing the deck material that is best for you. Plastic decking is a great option because they offer a great design with the same durability as wood. They also last about three times longer than a wooden deck so they are cheaper in the long run.

Wooden decks have a more traditional look and feel, but it is important to make sure that you maintain them properly because they can rot and warp. Metal decks are rust-free, but keep in mind that they do not have as much give as composite or wood decks so there is less comfortable when sitting on them.

The Best Deck Materials For Backyard Spaces

So we’ve walked you through the pros and cons of the different deck and fence materials so that you can make an informed decision on what to choose for your backyard space.

The best decking material for your backyard space will depend on a few factors: budget, durability, maintenance requirements, and aesthetics.  Please check out our other home and garden related posts here.

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