What is the Best Composite Decking?

What is the Best Composite Decking

More and more homeowners throughout New Jersey and Pennsylvania who have a new deck installed or an old deck replaced choose composite decking over wood. While composite decking costs more initially, it costs less over the long term as it lasts longer and requires less maintenance. The aesthetics and design options have also come a long way over the years and have helped spur this trend. Once a homeowner has decided to go with composite decking over wood, then the next question becomes “What is the best composite decking?”.

Best Composite Decking

Composite decking is a popular choice among homeowners and builders alike due to its durability and low maintenance requirements. There are many types of composite decking available on the market today, with varying levels of quality and price points. Let’s have a look at the top four composite decking brands on the market.

• Trex

Trex is the answer when a customer asks NexGen “What is the best composite decking?”. This brand has been on the market for 25 years now. It manufactures many of the most popular composite decking products, and many of the innovations in this space that we now take for granted were the result of research and development by this company. Another reason we choose Trex is that it offers the best warranties in the industry and those range from 25 to 50 years. We also like that Trex products are made from 95% recycled materials and thus limit the impact on the environment.

• TimberTech

TimberTech is one of the oldest brands on the market as well being introduced only a year after Trex. This is a good product sold with warranties that are comparable to Trex. There are two reasons it comes in at number two on this list. One is that the product portfolio is much smaller, which means less choice for our customers. The other is that even its most expensive material is made from 80% recycled materials, and most of its products come in much lower at 50%.

• Fiberon

Fiberon is similar to TimberTech in that it’s a good product with a solid warranty, but there’s limited choice for the consumer. This brand is also a bit better on the environmental front as the products are made from 90% recycled materials. Fiberon offers a good value proposition as well, but many homeowners agree that Trex and, to a lesser extent, TimberTech have better-looking products.

• MoistureShield

MoistureShield is one of the newer products we mention when a customer asks us “What is the best composite decking?”, and this is the brand that comes the closest to Trex in regard to the percentage of recycled materials It’s a good product, but Trex tends to beat it in price while also being a stronger and more durable composite decking product overall.

Enhance Your Home With Composite Decking

NexGen chooses Trex decking because it’s a proven product that delivers our customers excellent value, and our team has extensive experience designing and installing new Trex decks and replacing old decks with this material as well. If you’re interested in a Trex composite deck, call us at 215-277-7630 or use the form on our website to schedule a free consultation and estimate or for further details about what is the best composite decking.