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Differences Between PVC Foam Board & Composite Decking
If you’re building a deck or any outdoor structure, you need to make sure to use the right material. While some materials are aesthetically pleasing, they may become warped, worn, or damaged depending on the climate you live in and the weather. As a result, more and more homeowners are moving away from using wood to construct their decks and porches, and are instead using synthetic materials like PVC foam board and composite decking. If you’re planning a new outdoor renovation, here’s what you need to know about the differences between these two materials.
Composite claddingUseful in a variety of applications, from siding to decks, composite cladding offers a natural wood look with superior weathering. Composite combines two different materials, often a wood and plastic, in order to offer the look and durability of traditional cedar decking without requiring as much work to maintain it. You will need to clean composite occasionally, but the maintenance is far less cumbersome than a traditional wood deck, as a monthly wipe down is usually enough to remove any dirt or blemishes from your cladding.
Unlike other treated woods, composite decking is also colorfast, because it’s made with multiple coats of staining which are baked into the ... more
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