Composite Deck Repair and Maintenance
Give Your Composite Deck a Long Life
Built for a long lifespan, if you currently have a composite deck you’ll know that this is true. Composite deck boards are created without cutting down a single tree. Reclaimed wood and recycled plastics make up 95% of their composition and when combined together with heat, they form a heavy duty product that lasts between 25 and 30 years longer than your usual wood deck.
A fairly new product, composite decking came along in the 90s. But it’s rapidly gained popularity to the point where the majority (57%) of clients across the US ask for it for their decking needs.
While you won’t be stuck power washing and resealing a composite deck every two years, there are however some tips to maintain your deck and of course—if you run into issues, our team at JT's Painting & Renovations, LLC are more than happy to lend a hand.
Preserve its Perfection
By no means will you be breaking your back or bank to look after a composite deck. But the methods used to do this are not quite the same as you’d employ with a wood deck.
If you have an older composite deck, you will have uncapped boards. This means they did not have the extra sealant applied to them as current capped boards have. Sweep uncapped boards often and use a composite-friendly cleaner when you wash your deck down. A good washing is recommended twice a year.
With capped composite came an even lower maintenance product. Forget about special cleansers, wash your capped composite down with soap and water and you’re good to go.
Avoid bringing sharp materials on to your deck. Metal shovels, knives, or heavy furniture can cause strong abrasions that are a tough to fix without replacing boards entirely.