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Low-maintenance Decking Alternatives Mean More Time for Living

(ARA) - Adding a new backyard deck not only extends your living space, it gives your home a vital outdoor connection. But as we all know, the point of having a deck is to spend your time relaxing and enjoying the outdoors -- not constant sealing, staining or painting. You really should be able to lounge around and not have to constantly fret about the upkeep.

But too many natural elements work against low maintenance decks -- water, dirt, falling leaves and harsh weather just to name a few. These natural weather cycles are hard on traditional decks causing added maintenance. In short, a dreamy deck can become a nightmare if not maintained diligently.

Most importantly, choosing the right decking material can save you time and effort down the road. And these days, many new decking material options have hit the market enabling homeowners a great looking, low maintenance deck.

Some of the newest and most practical decking alternatives, commonly called composites, are ideal options when constructing a backyard deck -- especially for homeowners looking for long-lasting decking materials that require the least amount of effort to maintain.

For example, one popular composite decking material to consider is Weyerhaeuser ChoiceDek: an ultra-modern engineered decking product made from recycled plastic and wood fibers, with the classic appearance of wood. It's an environmentally responsible building material that does not require any special treatments, and is splinter resistant, making it an excellent choice for little feet and play areas. This durable material is also water resistant, slip resistant and stain resistant, which comes in handy with the little ones around.

The good looks and durability of composite materials have appealed to growing legions of homeowners seeking alternative materials for backyard decks and play structures. These homeowners have been lured by low maintenance: composite decking requires no sealing, staining or painting. It will withstand the most demanding exposure to the elements and is easy to clean.

"Hands down, ChoiceDek's number one selling point is its low maintenance factor," said Natasha Valach, of Weyerhaeuser. "Homeowners enjoy spending less time maintaining their backyard deck and more time enjoying it."

Although denser than wood, construction with standard hand and power tools can easily be used to build a ChoiceDek deck. And it has been extensively tested by independent laboratories under hostile accelerated aging conditions and carries a limited lifetime fully transferable manufacturer's warranty.

Lastly, composites come in a wide array of colors and styles, such as flat board or textured finish. ChoiceDek is available in three colors, Sahara Tan, Sandstone and Natural, to smartly complement the color palettes of today's home; and styling options include a smooth surface version made from cedar heartwood fibers or a textured choice made with oak fibers.

To learn more about ChoiceDek's low maintenance composite decking products that combine modern durability with the classic appearance of wood, visit: www.choicedek.com. To find a dealer nearest you, call the customer service line at (877) 235-6873 (U.S.) or (888) 439-8822 (Canada), or visit your local home improvement center.

Courtesy of ARA Content


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