Decks are a great selling point as they provide additional outdoor living space. If you’re looking for eco-friendly renovation options that give you an excellent ROI, replacing your wooden deck with composite wood is a smart choice. According to Seiffert Baubedarf, a new composite floor often increases the value of a property by up to 70%. So how is composite material different from wood? Gambrick explains that composite wood is a material that combines multiple other materials, such as pieces of wood, sawdust, and other fibers, for a strong, engineered result. The result is a decking material that is maintenance-free and durable.
Another plus point is the low maintenance requirements. No more sanding, staining, painting or sealing the deck year after year. That alone is a cost saving. Additionally, many composites used in decking are made from recycled materials, making them environmentally friendly, according to Advance, Inc. Time and cost savings, attractiveness to buyers, an increase in property value and environmental friendliness make composite wood decks worthwhile.