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If you’re considering adding a composite deck to your home, you probably have questions about whether it’s a good fit for your home. When building a composite deck, it’s best to have a good reason for doing it. Plus, you will feel more confident in your decision once you have answers to all your questions. Below, we've compiled answers to the questions our team encounters most frequently to help get you started. Reach out to our team online right now if you have questions, and we can put you mind at ease. 

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If you have more questions or are ready to start your project, contact us at Colorado Custom Covers and Decks once you understand the benefits of installing the composite deck of your dreams. Our team can build the outdoor space you’ve always wanted! Call today at (720) 738-4707 to schedule an appointment with our experienced and knowledgeable team.

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Top 5 Questions Commonly Asked Before Building a Composite Deck

  • How Does the Cost of a Composite Deck Compare to a Wood Deck?

    While the initial investment for a composite deck might be higher than wood, it offers significant long-term savings such as:

    • Lower maintenance: Saves money on staining, sealing, and repairs.
    • Durability: Longer lifespan reduces the need for costly replacements.

    Considering a composite deck means investing in a durable, low-maintenance, and beautiful outdoor living space. Constructing a composite deck offers homeowners an enduring and easy-to-maintain exterior area.

  • How Do I Maintain a Composite Deck?

    Keeping your deck in good condition is a far easier proposition when working with composite materials. You can protect your deck and ensure it remains as beautiful as the day it was installed with the following maintenance tips:

    • Regular cleaning: Sweep or hose off debris. Use a gentle cleaner and soft brush for deeper cleaning.
    • Avoid harsh chemicals: Bleach and abrasive cleaners can harm the deck's surface.
    • Prompt spill cleanup: Prevent stains by quickly addressing spills.
    • Prevent scratches: Use protective mats and avoid dragging furniture.
    • Inspect regularly: Check for and address any signs of damage or wear.

    In addition to these maintenance practices, keeping the deck clear of snow and ice in the winter months is beneficial to prevent moisture-related damage. Also, consider applying a water-repellent finish every few years to protect the deck from the elements. By following these care tips, you can help ensure your composite deck remains a beautiful and durable extension of your living space for many years to come.

  • What are the Key Steps Involved in Building a Composite Deck?

    Building a composite deck involves several stages. Local regulations and guidelines will impact the specific stages of your project. However, the process typically goes as follows:

    • Design: Plan your deck's layout, including size, shape, and additional features like railings.
    • Foundation/Substructure: Prepare the site, install footings, and build the substructure using pressure-treated lumber or steel.
    • Deckinginstallation: Attach composite boards to the substructure with hidden fasteners or screws.
    • Finishing touches: Complete the deck with post caps, framing, and railings as desired.

    After these primary steps, conducting a thorough inspection is crucial to ensure everything is securely installed and compliant with local building codes. Additionally, consider applying a UV protectant to the deck surface if your product doesn't already include one. This can help maintain the deck's appearance and longevity, allowing you to enjoy your outdoor space for many years to come.

  • How Do I Choose the Right Composite Deck Material?

    When selecting your composite decking material, consider these factors:

    • Quality: Look for reputable brands known for their durable products.
    • Appearance: Choose the color, texture, and finish that best suits your home's aesthetic.
    • Performance: Look for materials that resist fading, scratching, and staining.
    • Warranty: A solid warranty indicates the manufacturer's confidence in their product's longevity.

    In addition to these key considerations, it's also important to think about the climate in your area and how the material will perform under local weather conditions. Working with an installation specialist who understands the nuances of composite decking can provide valuable insights as you determine the best choice for your specific needs.

  • What is a Composite Deck, and Why Should I Choose It Over Wood?

    A composite deck is constructed from a blend of wood fibers, recycled plastic, and binding agents, making it a robust and eco-friendly option for your outdoor living space.

    Here are the key advantages:

    • Durability: Highly resistant to rot, moisture, and insect damage, ensuring a longer lifespan than traditional wood.
    • Low maintenance: There’s no need for staining, sealing, or painting. All your deck will need is a simple cleaning to keep it looking new.
    • Sustainability: Incorporates recycled materials, offering an environmentally friendly choice.
    • Aesthetic variety: Available in numerous colors and finishes for greater design flexibility.

    Choosing a composite deck over traditional wood elevates the sustainability and aesthetic appeal of your home and significantly reduces the time and resources spent on upkeep. This makes it an ideal choice for homeowners searching for a long-term, low-maintenance solution to enhance their outdoor living space without compromising on style.

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We are always happy to show off the stunning results of our hard work. If you want to see what we can do at your home, visit our project portfolio page. There, you will find examples of the dream decks and patio covers we have made realities for our customers. If you see one you like, let us know! We will be happy to speak with you about how we can provide something similar to you. If our portfolio gives you inspiration for a unique design, get ahold of us. We are always up for new challenges.

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Our Customers Say it Best! 5-Star Reviews

  • “We LOVE our new deck, which is made of composite materials but looks like wood. We got three bids before we chose a deck company. We decided to go with the company that took us seriously and provided a complete and detailed written estimate.” - Miki S.
  • “We really enjoyed working with them. It took some time for us to get on their schedule but totally worth the wait. The work was clean and the crew was respectful of our space. Highly recommend.” - Audrey S.
  • “From the start Jonathan listened to our ideas and requests offering sound advise and no pressure. Once the project started Jonathan’s crew were always prompt everyday starting early and working the entire day.” - Joe G.
  • “They are true craftsman that take their time to do a quality job. They showed up everyday at 7am and worked thru the day. Jonathan is great at communicating changes and keeping the design and construction costs within budget.” - Dan B.
  • “Colorado Custom gave us the best quote and did an excellent job replacing the deck using the highest quality materials. Jonathan’s team was fast and courteous, completing the entire removal and replacement in three weeks, through snow, rain and winds” - Doug W.
  • “The commitment of the crew is outstanding. Small crew but dedicated to giving 100% to pleasing the owners of each home they work on. I've seen their unique work!” - Gary E.
  • “Jonathan Moeller did an excellent job of responding to our requests and showed up early on the original estimate and when our install date came time to do and complete. Both covers were installed in about 8 hours.” - Lee & Barbara K.
  • “They completed my deck much faster than I expected, lived up to everything they said they’d do and at a very fair price. The craftsmanship was impeccable!” - Derek G.