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A veranda (sometimes called a canopy) makes a superb addition to any garden deck. Not only do these stylish structures boost the visual appeal of your outdoor living space, they also provide shelter from rain, meaning that you can continue enjoying your deck when the weather turns bad.

Composite decking and verandas are perfect together - scroll down to see some fabulous photos of our deck boards alongside sleek glass verandas.

All verandas supplied by SunSpaces.

 

Deck with veranda

The striking grey veranda adds an extra dimension to this outdoor area. And it's as functional as it is fetching - we all love to sit outside in the garden on a sunny day, but thanks to their veranda, the owners of this property can curl up with a cup of tea and enjoy their outdoor space even when it's raining.

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Doors opening onto outdoor deck

One of the great things about TimberTech's range of high-quality decking is its longevity. Our boards can withstand years of use while still providing a premium look that makes your outdoor space stand out.

Recently, we received a surprising but very welcome email from a customer in Oxfordshire who installed TimberTech decking boards on his property over a decade ago!

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Installing a composite deck over a wooden deck

If your wood deck has begun to creak, wobble and rot, the signs are there that you should probably start thinking about getting it replaced. Not only will it start to look bad, but a deck that has surpassed its time can be a major safety hazard. By replacing your wooden deck, you'll be doing yourself and others a huge favour. 

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There's a common misconception that composite decking has a 'plastic' or 'fake' appearance. Back when composite decking first appeared on the market, this might have been true, but now we have manufacturing tools that allow us to create composite deck boards with all the character and charm of real wood. 

One of the many drawbacks of choosing the real thing is that it actually loses its beauty over time because it's easily weathered. (Take a look at the comparison image above if you don't believe us!)For that reason, you're actually better off choosing composite decking if you want to keep a real wood look for longer than a few years. Unlike real wood, composite decking doesn't need to be sanded, stained or sealed to keep it looking fresh.

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With the rise in popularity of composite decking over recent years, it comes to no surprise that more and more homeowners are asking questions regarding its practicality, with one of the main queries surrounding its use in the warmer months. 

Homeowners that are considering installing composite decking in their outdoor spaces are asking the question, "does composite decking get hot in the summer?" With traditional wood decking known to absorb a fair amount of heat during hotter spells of sunshine, it makes perfect sense why people would ask the same question regarding its composite counterpart. If you're one of these people that are wondering whether composite decking gets hot in the summer, then you've come to the right place! The experts at TimberTech are here to help. 

In order to give an accurate answer to this question, however, a number of factors need to be considered as each has a degree of influence on how much heat gets absorbed and retained. These are the deck's exposure to sunlight, the colour of the deck boards and the type of composite decking used

Does Composite Decking Get Hot in the Summer?

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