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Composite Decking Pros and Cons

Composite decking, a modern alternative to traditional wood decking, is a popular material for building decks and outdoor living spaces. Embodying a belief in "Better Tech, Better Deck™", TimberTech is Mountain View Decks and Patio's preferred composite decking and outdoor living product manufacturer.

Here are some of the pros and cons of using composite materials - more specifically, TimberTech by AZEK brand decking - for your next deck project :


  1. Durability: TimberTech decking is made from a combination of plastic and wood fibers, which makes it resistant to weathering, rotting, and insect damage.

  2. Low maintenance: Unlike wood decks, TimberTech decking does not require yearly sealing or staining, making it easier to maintain and keep looking new.

  3. Variety of colors and styles: TimberTech decking comes in a variety of colors and styles, allowing homeowners to choose a look that best fits their home and personal style.

  4. Eco-friendly: Composite decking is made from recycled materials, making it a more environmentally friendly option compared to traditional wood decking.


  1. Upfront Cost: TimberTech decking is typically more expensive than traditional wood decking, but stands the test of time better than its wood counterparts, potentially cutting down on long term repair costs if well-maintained.

  2. Expansion and contraction: Composite decking can expand and contract with temperature changes, which may lead to gaps between boards or warping.

  3. Limited texture options: While TimberTech decking comes in a variety of colors, the texture options are limited compared to wood decking.

  4. Weight: Composite decking is heavier than traditional wood decking, which can make it more difficult to handle and install.

Timbertech composite deck overlooking a golf course

In conclusion, TimberTech decking has many advantages, including durability, low maintenance, and eco-friendliness, but it also has some disadvantages, such as higher cost, limited texture options, and potential for expansion and contraction.

Before deciding to use TimberTech decking, it is important to weigh these pros and cons and consider your budget, maintenance requirements, and desired style.

Considering a composite deck for your outdoor living space? Contact us today with your questions, we look forward to hearing from you.

Micah, Owner


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