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Maintenance free decks are a relatively new trend. Ever wonder what motivated the creation of these low-upkeep decking materials? Here’s a quick “duck-umentary” on the shift from traditional to composite, as well as a look into the future of maintenance free deck builders like UglyDeck.com.
Historically, homeowners had few choices for decks – primarily pressure-treated lumber or cedar. Thirty years ago, trees were slow grown and produced high-density wood that worked well for decks. Soon, demand for outdoor decking material required “tree farms” that made fast growing, if lower density, lumber. Deck builders had to think outside of the forest, leading to the introduction of composite decking material.
Change is hard in any industry, and maintenance free decking was no exception. Early combinations of hybrid thermoplastics and wood flour led to sagging, crumbling, expansion and contraction. Real solutions were eventually found by manufacturers like Trex, TimberTech, and Aztek, today’s leaders in composite decking materials. At UglyDeck.com, find these brands and more for decks, deck railings, and outdoor spiral staircases that are not only attractive, but require virtually no upkeep.
UglyDeck.com has the deck solutions that solve problems produced by run of the mill outdoor decks. These challenges are ancient history when the best maintenance free decking is installed.
Choose an outdoor living space made from UglyDeck.com products that:
- Won’t crack
- Are difficult to scratch
- Are resistant to mildew and mold
- Don’t attract insects
- Are guaranteed not to fade
- Don’t need annual power washing or staining
Researchers predict 2.4% growth annually in the industry that will launch sales into 3.3 billion linear feet of maintenance free decking by the year 2016. The rapid growth is also due to more readily available credit options for those who want to keep their nest within budget. This anticipated growth makes an UglyDeck.com franchise a profitable opportunity! As the Twin Cities’ largest supplier of maintenance free decking materials, UglyDeck.com has the inventory to meet all of your needs beyond the traditional decks of yesteryear. Come in for a tour of the Burnsville showroom today!