Composite

How much does it cost to build a composite deck in Canada?

How much does it cost to build a composite deck in Canada?

So you’ve done your homework and realized the benefits of a composite deck: Low to zero maintenance costs.  No rot, mold, or the kinds of problems that arise with wood such as splinters, cracking, and fading. Your deck will withstand harsh Canadian winters, and it is fire-retardant, providing added protection for your home during fire season. Composite decks, made from proprietary formulas of recycled plastic, are environmentally friendly, saving our forests and reducing your carbon footprint. And they are beautiful —available in a variety of designs and colors for you and your family to enjoy. Remember too, as you are...

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Why are people in Canada switching to composite decks  ?

Why are people in Canada switching to composite decks ?

Now more than ever, homeowners in Canada are switching to composite wood decks. There are many reasons, chief among them is that composite decks require zero to low maintenance. Clearly this is an enormous advantage if you are planning on enjoying your deck for many years to come. Canada’s generally cooler climate and more rugged landscape overall makes a composite deck a smart choice. While a composite deck may cost a little more at the inception of your deck construction project, over time you will find that the expenses associated with maintaining it are pretty much nil. This is especially...

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Why people in British Columbia are using Composite Decking as opposed to wood?

Why people in British Columbia are using Composite Decking as opposed to wood?

Beautiful British Columbia! How we all long to live in its green forests and awesome mountains, to enjoy its quiet lakes, sparkling towns and cities, and its dramatic coasts. Dynamic, capricious, lovely and oh, so green, our luscious British Columbia inspires homeowners, artists, sportspeople, and nature lovers. Yet, British Columbia has a challenging climate: winters can be cold, wet and dark. Summers can be blindingly hot and dry. With lots of variety in the climate already, recently BC has also become a center for extreme weather events. Atmospheric rivers have mushroomed in the region. These weather “rivers” transfer heat and...

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Why are Homeowners Switching to Composite Decking as Opposed to Wood?

Why are Homeowners Switching to Composite Decking as Opposed to Wood?

Like many people during the pandemic, my husband and I relocated from the high-cost area where we lived to a beautiful, affordable small town. In doing so, we inherited a sturdy, but ugly, wooden platform installed just outside our back door, leading into the garden. For months now, we’ve been discussing updating or replacing this structure in order to transform our garden into a more inviting outdoor space. We dream of hosting neighborhood gatherings, birdwatching in the mornings, and stargazing in the evenings from the comfort of a lovely, modern deck. We came from a region that was fire-prone, and...

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