When you install a deck on your property, you have the option to install a wood deck or a vinyl deck. Some homeowners want to use wood because it is a traditional material, but a vinyl deck is becoming an increasingly popular choice because of the many benefits that it offers. Before you make the decision about which type of material to use with your deck installation project, you should take a closer look at the benefits that a vinyl deck offers to you.
The Durability and Low Maintenance Requirements
Vinyl is a material that is designed to be incredibly durable and to have low maintenance requirements over time in comparison to wood. It is a strong material that will not splinter, warp or crack. It also will not require regular sealing or staining to protect it from exposure to the elements like wood requires. Some types of vinyl are manufactured to take on the look of real wood, and many who step foot on a vinyl deck may not be able to tell that it is not real wood. However, the look of the wood-like vinyl will continue to be fabulous over time because of the durability and weather-resistance features of the vinyl. This means that you can spend less time taking care of the vinyl deck and more time enjoying it when you choose to install a vinyl deck.
The Aesthetic Appeal
Vinyl is a unique material that is available in a wide range of styles. While some vinyl has a wood-like appearance that is difficult to differentiate from real wood, there are also other style options. For example, some vinyl is manufactured to have a flat or uniform hue. Other types of vinyl are designed to look to look mottled or even like granite. This gives you greater flexibility of what your finished vinyl deck project will look like. In some cases, homeowners will blend multiple materials together to create a beautiful design, and others may simply want to use a single material. With so many more design options available, you can rest assured that you will love the aesthetic appeal of a vinyl deck.
If you are interested in installing a new deck or in renovating an existing deck, you may want to take a closer look at what vinyl has to offer as a material option. Some may be drawn to vinyl because of its low repair and maintenance needs or its long lifespan, and others may be drawn to the material because of its beautiful look. For many, the multitude of benefits make this a more desirable option over wood. Arbutus Sundecks is an established deck service provider that works with both wood and vinyl for repairs, maintenance and installation, and the company is ready to begin serving you. Contact us today for a free in-home consultation.