Wood Composite Decking, known as WPC decking, is one of the most popular outdoor decking options today. As the number of new homes increases, with more space for the little cosy alfresco corner in the form of a balcony and a patio; the demand for wood and non wood decking products is also seen on the rise. Many WPC decking manufacturers start to produce more to take advantage of the trend.
As many wood composite decking products are produced in the markets; there is a wide margin of wood composite timber that have different range of quality. Hence, it is very important for the home owner to find a good solid one with outstanding quality.
Here are the pointers to take note:
1) Manufacturer Credibility
Check with the contractor where the wood composite products have been manufactured and what kind of materials and green certification does the product has. Are there any test reports to indicate that the decking product has been approved and tested for health and safety standards.
2) Heat Resistance
This is one of the most important aspects when it comes to choosing the right composite decking material. As the decking is constantly been exposed in the outdoors or in occasion under very strong sunlight. Especially when the decking is for a swimming pool. WPC decks with low heat resistance will tend to make legs 'dancing" around literally due to the strong heat. Good quality wood composite decking has high heat resistant standard. Hence ask for the specs from your contractor if you were to consider wood composite deck.
3) Get a good contractor
A good decking contractor is also vital. He or she will be the bridge between you, the home owners, and the the manufacturers. Always engage a good credible contractor, who is able to exemplify high standards in the installation so as to minimise common decking issues such as warping and high-low that is caused by poor workmanship. A good contractor will be able to assure that your composite decking in your balcony or patio will be well taken care of for a long period of time. He or she is also able to provide a good period of product warranty from the supplier as well.
4) Environment Councious
Another thing to take note is whether the wood composite decking has good eco friendly accreditation. This is to ensure that the manufacturing process is of the best standards. In this way, home owners can enjoy the benefits of good quality composite decking while knowing that the decking also helps to contributes and improves global sustainability.
In a nutshell, we need to look beyond the common advantages of using composite decking such as being a low maintenance product. With the above 4 key pointers in mind, you will be right on your way in choosing the best quality wood composite decking for your outdoors!
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