Here at UglyDeck.com, we spend a lot of time talking about maintenance free decking. Our team of Minnesota deck builders just can’t get enough of how good it looks and how easy it is to build a deck when using maintenance free deck products! Gone are the days when outdoor decks could only be built with wooden planks. Today, maintenance free decking has given homeowners unlimited options when it comes to building a deck.
But, what exactly do we mean by “maintenance free”? Clearly the name lends itself to requiring a little amount of upkeep but there are many other benefits of using maintenance free decking materials. Some of the many advantages of using maintenance free decking to build a deck include:
A Range of Design Options: Maintenance free decking allows for unique deck designs that are difficult (if not impossible) to achieve with wooden planks including curved edges, multiple colors, and cool features like slip resistance.
No More Staining & Sealing: Made of various types of plastics and composite, the color of maintenance free decking is naturally resistant to fading and does not need to be stained and sealed each year.
Cost-Effective: Maintenance free decking is typically more affordable than wooden planks. Wooden planks will often split or warp before they can be installed resulting in lost inventory and additional costs. This is not a problem with maintenance free decking materials.
Long Lasting Deck Railings: Railings are often the first things to go out on a deck. Maintenance free deck railings stand up to elements far better than wood and better allow for many creative deck design accessories such as lighting.
Of course the most obvious advantage of maintenance free decking is its supreme durability. Even in Minnesota’s extreme weather, the deck boards resist rotting and warping and continues to look great year after year.
If you’re still on the fence about maintenance free decking, it’s time to talk to our Minnesota deck builders! Stop into our Shakopee showroom today to meet with our team or request a quote for building your own maintenance free deck!