"PVC decking offers the most significant fade, stain, and mold resistance among decking products. The products are marketed as low-maintenance and are typically easy to clean and maintain. PVC decking typically doesn't require staining, sanding, or painting. It is sometimes partially composed of recycled plastic material, making it an environmentally friendly, efficient use of resources. The product is significantly lighter compared to wood composite products and can be bent and shaped to create custom configurations." http://www.en.wikapedia.org
PVC (polyvinyl chloride) decking materials similar to traditional composites offer fade and stain protection through their warranties. Unlike composite, however, PVC is a solid cellular plastic creating a decking material which is free of any wood ingredients. PVC's composition is a non-porous and very dense decking material which only requires minimal maintenance. PVC not fade, warp, crack, splinter or stain and is also very moisture friendly, excellent for your dock or poolside.
PVC decking materials deliver the ultimate in low-maintenance characteristics, but you pay for convenience. PVS decking materials are typically at the higher end price point when considering decking materials.
Cost is dependent on the color, pattern, and amount of streaking and undulation present but is more expensive than traditional composites.
PVC is NOT the same as composite decking. PVC is an all-plastic product, while composite decking materials consist of a wood and plastic blend.
Benefits of PVC Decking
Low-maintenance and easy to clean.
No staining, sanding, or painting is required
It is an environmentally responsible product comprised of recycled materials
Lighter than other decking materials such as natural wood or composite
Easily shaped for custom deck configurations.
Available in an array of colors.
Recognized to add value and beauty to your homes curb appeal
Keep in mind that you will pay for these benefits as PVC is the most costly of all decking materials. If your budget allows and the composition fits your style and decor, the benefits greatly outweigh the con of price.
Our professional deck builders would be happy to sit down with you and discuss your options. Consider your budget, your vision, and the purpose of your new deck. With numerous choices, styles, coulours, textures, and cost it is in your best interest to book a no-obligation consultation and talk to one of the experts at Custom Build Decks.
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