We also offer railing composite materials, banister composite materials and balcony composite materials to complete your deck or other home improvement project.
Great Uses for Composite Decking and Materials
You can use composite for more than just decking. The material has a wide range of uses. A few examples of projects where you can use composite are:
- Pool decks: A traditional wood pool deck needs extra maintenance and care because it is exposed to a lot of moisture. Since composite decking is more resistant to moisture and rot, it has a longer life when used by a pool. Choose a textured variety to keep people from slipping on the deck.
- Backyard patio: Build an oasis that will look stunning for a long time. Backyard deck composite materials make a great addition to your patio.
- Siding: From European style composite siding to an all-weather system, you’ll find it in composite materials. Composite siding transfers the durability and stylish appearance of composite lumber to your exterior walls.
- Railings: Add composite board material railings to your deck for a safe structure. Whether your deck is up high or low, you’ll want railings along the sides to keep people from falling off.
- Balconies: When you search for balcony materials, consider composite. Think about using composite deck tiles or composite deck flooring on your balcony for an elegant look.
- Garden products: Accent your home with products like composite planters, sandboxes and composite bird feeders. The construction of these products allows for water drainage when necessary, but the composite material itself will resist rot and not absorb the moisture your plants need.
Businesses can also use composite materials for siding, patios, railings and deck tiles.
Benefits of Composite Decking
Composite deck material offers several benefits to homeowners, making it an attractive option. One significant advantage for homeowners is the durability of human-made decking timber. The material’s construction, combined with UltraShield® capping technology, makes it more rot-resistant and weather-resistant than ordinary wood decking material.
You will find that composite deck boards are much longer-lasting than traditional patio materials and that they need much less maintenance compared to wood decking. One of the reasons people are reluctant to have a deck in the first place is because of all the maintenance required.
If you install a standard wood deck, you need to sand it, seal it and stain it to protect it from the elements. Traditional wood boards also need to be replaced more frequently than composite boards. You might find that you need to redo an entire wood deck more often, too.
With our capped composite deck boards, all you need to do is spray it with a basic household cleaner a couple of times a year. You can sit back and enjoy it for the rest of the time. Capped composite decking is very resistant to mold, mildew and insects, as well.
You may find that composite patio decking material often makes a deck look more like wood than actual wood. We can duplicate the look of a wide range of hardwoods. You can enjoy the look of certain exotic wood species that might otherwise be out of your price range. Capped composite decking materials are extremely fade-resistant and stain-resistant. You can enjoy your deck’s rich color for a long time to come.
Some additional benefits of installing UltraShield® are:
- Versatility: You can use composite decking material for your deck’s boards, railings, treads, posts and more. Our UltraShield® Naturale™ range includes all of the accessories you need, as well.
- Safety: Composite materials can burn, but they require a much higher temperature than wood. Many varieties of composite meet the Wildland-Urban Interface Building Code in California. Along with improved fire safety, composite is safe to walk on barefoot because it won’t splinter. NewTechWood’s hidden fasteners also allow for minimal gaps, making less of a tripping hazard than other deck materials.
- Longevity: Composite board material lasts longer than other decking materials for several reasons. It won’t fade or rot, and it’s more resistant to pests, scratches and mold than actual wood. The 360-degree capping NewTechWood uses helps UltraShield® Naturale™ will last even longer.
- Reduced Maintenance Cost: Any home improvement project requires an investment at first, but over time, you’ll find that wood-plastic composite practically pays for itself. Compare the benefits and minimal requirements of composite decking to all the maintenance that wood boards require. Traditional decks need upkeep and replacements, but composite decking is simple and cheap to maintain. Since UltraShield® Naturale™ is among the more cost-effective composite options, you’ll see this benefit even sooner.
- Sustainability: Many varieties of composite lumber are made of waste wood and recycled plastic. The waste wood often comes from ground-up remnants that furniture factories and mills produce. You’ll also find recycled plastics from objects like plastic bags and milk jugs. Within every 10 square feet of composite material, there are 3,000 recycled bags and over 1,000 one-gallon jugs. At NewTechWood, we keep more than 12,000,000 pounds of plastic out of landfills every year.
With so many benefits, it’s hard not to choose composite decking. Our UltraShield® Naturale™ composite decking products are an especially great choice for any home or business owner.
How to Know if Composite Lumber Is Right for You
If the advantages of composite materials haven’t convinced you yet, you need to consider if engineered lumber is right for you. There are plenty of building materials out there, but you’ll want to choose composite lumber if you want to:
- Save time: Thanks to simple installation and simpler maintenance requirements, composite decking will save you time. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for a straightforward installation. All you need to clean your deck are conventional household cleaning products.
- Save money: When you choose composite decking, you won’t have to make frequent replacements or repairs, as you would with other materials. It’s also more cost-effective to maintain composite decking since you won’t need to use special cleaners or sealers.
- Create an easily maintainable space: Whether you plan on using your deck every chance you get, or you need a bit of extra outdoor space, composite decking is for you. Traditional outdoor spaces are challenging to keep pristine, but composite materials make it easy to have a lovely deck or patio.
- Get a natural look: Wood decking does provide a natural look, but you can get the same — if not better — look with composite. Composite lumber has a natural color and texture that mimics wood, meaning you won’t have to compromise on style.
Make Composite Decking Work for You
The most challenging part of composite decking is choosing a style and variety for your needs. UltraShield®’s line is your best option, but when selecting a color from the range and other design aspects, you should consider:
- Where it will go
- Who will use it
- What seasons it is for
- If it will be covered or in the shade
- What your style is
- How much you need
Think about the above to determine what style of deck suits your needs. Where it will go and if it will be covered, for example, help decide whether or not you should select a dark or light color. If your decking will be exposed to direct sunlight for most of the day, it’s best to choose a lighter color so you can comfortably walk on the surface. If you’d like a darker hue for your home, build your deck in a shady spot or add an awning or other covering above the deck.
Businesses won’t need to worry as much about dark versus light colors because of who will use the decking. Unless your structure is near a pool, odds are visitors won’t be stepping onto the deck barefoot. You won’t need a light color deck in the sun. Select something dark or whatever goes with your style or industry.
You’ll also want a textured surface if the decking goes anywhere where it may get wet, such as by a swimming pool. Keeping these factors in mind will help narrow down your selection and ultimately choose the decking type that meets your needs.