Our Composite Decking Care Services:
As we have said, all composite decking material is made differently. For example, composite decking material, industry leader Trex Decking creates a composite decking material from entirely recycled material; repairing each type of composite decking material is slightly different. Because of this, composite deck repair takes some preliminary research before the damage can be addressed.
Our first step is always an inspection. Then we can determine what your composite deck is made of and what needs to be repaired, replaced or repositioned and how best to do it.
Deck Repair Services:
While most composite decks are sold as being ‘maintenance-free,’ that is not the case. Composite decks can be scratched or damaged by weather just like any other deck – but truth be told it happens a lot less.
Most often, we are called out to look at composite deck repairs that are surprisingly inline with standard deck repair, including:
Handling Discolored Planks:
- Composite decks are exposed to foot traffic, the four seasons, and the sun’s damaging UV rays. Eventually, they too lose their luster and become discolored.
When repairing a discolored composite deck:
- Sanding is not an option; the plastic burns and melts in the heat of the friction sanding will generate. Paint is not recommended as paint tends not to adhere well to composite decking material.
Just like a “real-wood deck”, composite decking materials are prone to scratches, dents, and dings from the hands of time, natural debris, running children, and moving outdoor furniture.
The best way to deal with these scratches varies by manufacturer and by composite decking type.
Some composite decks recommend not working scratches and abrasions as in time, they will blend in with the rest of the decking. While other manufacturers say that the heat from a soldering iron applied to the scratch or flaw will help it disappear. As is with everything, knowledge is your best resource and information gathering is always our first step.