What Is a Composite Deck?
A composite deck is made out of a manmade lumber product.
What the composite decking material is made of depends upon the individual manufacturer but all contain some form of plastic. Additional materials are added to some products including recycled wood products. Composite decking has gained popularity due to its durability and low maintenance as composite decking does not require staining, painting or sealing. Unlike wood, it does not deteriorate due to moisture, fungus, or insect infestation.
According to one manufacturer, you can recoup up to 71% of your investment cost by adding a composite deck to your home.