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We get a lot of questions from customers about the benefits of choosing our decking, which usually focuses on how our products compare with other materials. Naturally, with a massive selection of products on offer, customers want to make sure that they are choosing the best option available to them. In order to produce great results and ensure value for money, customers need to be sure that they are investing in a product that will not only look good but will be a long-lasting and hassle-free addition to their property. 

To help you decide whether composite decking is the right choice for you, we've put together a short guide to demonstrate how it measures up to other types of decking.

Composite Decking vs. Hardwood

While hardwood decking can look great, it takes a lot of time to install and produces a substantial amount of waste in the process. In order to speed up the installation while still producing great-looking results, our decking uses a quick, hidden fastener system, which delivers a sleek finish in less time. It will also save you money in the long run, due to the fact that you won't have to perform the time-consuming and costly process of oiling and stripping your deck. 

Composite Decking vs. Softwood

Although softwood decking is a popular and cost-effective option for buyers, it may not stand the test of time when it comes to preserving the look it had when it was installed. Not only is it prone to picking up green slime, along with other dirt and debris, it could also crack easily thanks to exposure to wet and cold weather. Unlike softwood decking, ours doesn't call for expensive cleaning products to be maintained, nor does it become dangerous and slippery over time. Thanks to the low wood content of our product and the included mould inhibitor, we make it much easier for you to maintain the look and function of your deck, without having to spend more money on it.

Composite Decking vs.Plastic Decking

Plastic decking has the shared advantage of being easy to maintain, due to the fact that it is made from synthetic material. It's also often praised for its affordability, although this could prove to be untrue over time. While the upfront cost may be low, and the need for stains eliminated, plastic boards can be prone to bowing, flexing and even splitting over time, which means that you will have to spend money on replacing them. The visual quality is also poor in many cases, as it is unable to replicate wood in the same way that composite decking can. The third tripping step for plastic decking, while it may be cheap and low maintenance, is that it is not an environmentally-friendly option. In comparison, TimberTech takes great care to ensure that the entire production process is as green as possible, so you can be sure that your product won't have an unnecessary impact on the natural world.

 To find out more about how our products compare to the competition, click here.

 If you would like to experience the quality of our material yourself, you can also order a free sample to your home.

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