There are many finishes to choose from when selecting composite decking material, allowing you to coordinate with teak, cedar wood, and several other types. The textured surface has the look of natural wood grain, which also adds the benefit of being slip-resistant. Some planks even provide the option of having a wood grain side as well as a smooth side. The durable surface resists scratches, keeping even high-traffic areas from showing signs of wear.
Composite building materials are also easy to install, with planks, tiles, and other pieces often including locking clips and other hardware for securing them together. The pieces are also pre-shaped to fit these hardware components, with some featuring grooves to attach fasteners. Many accessories such as balusters and post caps are available for attaching stairs and adding other essential touches to a deck project. Side caps and end caps add smooth, finishing touches and close off open areas. With no need to paint or stain, installation of a composite deck also takes less time.
Composite materials are also suitable for installing composite fencing, forming a barrier around a yard or a pool that withstands the weather and creates privacy. Like composite decking, it won’t fade over time, accumulate stains, rot, crack, or split. It also requires no regular applications of sealant to keep off rain and other moisture.