Composite decking has proven to itself to be one of, if not the best alternative to the more commonly opted for Timber treated decks as the material used are proven to stand the test of time for years to come.
As composite decking is usually more expensive than other decking services we always recommend that you take certain steps to keep on top of maintenance, ones that will ensure a life span that far outlives the warranty!
Clean your decking!
Most people assume that due to the hardened materials used in a composite deck it is not susceptible to corrosion (usually caused by typical british weather and household spills) however, this is not entirely true, especially when repeated spills over time can and will take effect.
Window cleaning agents, bbq liquids and alcohol can take their time to detrimental effect which is why we suggest cleaning the decking at least twice a year.
Warm water and soap is usually a good option, without a metal scrub. If you choose to use a power wash then please keep the pressure below 1500 psi and wash at 12 inches + away from the surface.
Another preventative measure is to ensure that the gaps between the decking are kept free and unclogged at all times. Failure to do so can create an unsightly blockage and affect the colour of the deck surface. A simple decking brush with good bristles can be used for this and all other decking!
Flower pots and plant beds.
Items such as these can increase the beauty of a garden and indeed a deck but like the above, one must exercise caution.
Water and mulch can gather underneath and around the pot due to prohibited evaporation. This can and will affect the decking if left for long periods of time.
And there you have it, a few easy pointers that, providing you keep on top of, will ensure your deck stays as good as new for many years.