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UPVC has become a very popular material for many of your home improvement projects, long used for windows and doors UPVC is also an excellent choice for use for your garden decking, durable and long lasting, UPVC is naturally resistant to the weather and can come in a large selection of colours and effects, including timber effect upvc that will give your decking the natural appearance of wooden decking.
A drawback for upvc in decking is that it can sometimes become slippery, especially when wet, but you are able to put a grip on the surface to reduce the sloppiness.
Approved Trader can help in you in your search for companies able to fit and install a upvc terrace and decking at an affordable rate, our decking specialist will work with you to create a complete design from the decking space to how it will become a gateway from inside your home to your garden area, all quotes are free and they will be happy to answer any question you may have such is why use upvc decking instead of timber and the benefits and drawbacks of the different material options. Many of our decking providers offer a wide range of decking options including wood, upvc, and composite and will give you an honest appraisal of which choice best suits your needs and property.
What is a composite deck? Composite decking is made from organic compounds and high-strength materials to create decking boards with a surface with the appearance of natural wood, these boards are extremely low maintenance and durable against the elements.
Compound decking is made from a blend of natural fibres of different woods, like some chemical compounds this can make the boards much more durable compared to natural wood, composite decking are built to handle a variety of scenarios such as; rain, wind, salt, sand, moisture, sun and heavy traffic. The decking is also treated helping it stay the original colour, stop it warping and breaking and protect it from being eaten by insects.
What are the advantages and disadvantages of natural wood and composite wood?
Natural wood flooring has a number of limitations that may lead you to think twice in purchasing and installing some of the disadvantages of the natural wood products start to notice soon after being installed, since the presence of rain, sun and wind, they begin to have natural signs of decay such as; cracking, discoloration, presence of splinters, mould, termites and deformations among others, this would cause the nails and fasteners that attach a wooden section with another coming loose and lose stiffness causing them to surface so that your space becomes a dangerous place for use, these problems can be limited with treatments to help preserve the natural wooden decking.
Many people believe that deck made from compound are stronger and more durable compared to natural wood product, but can look a bit more artificial compared to a real wood decking.