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Loving your backyard (TimberTech deck makes it just what you want)

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of TimberTech.

My family and I quickly realized how integral our outdoor space would be to our lives when we first purchased our home. We love going to the yard and playing on the grass. The swimming pool and surrounding deck was a great extension of our indoor space. It became a mainstay of Summer fun as well as the epicenter for our extended family but it was poorly maintained.

As soon as we moved in my husband gave the old deck a much needed makeover by power washing, sanding and staining. During the process, we discovered just how much the old deck was in disrepair. We loved being that place where everyone wanted to go and hang out. We decided to replace the entire deck in the next year.

Doing extensive research we decided on composite decking. We knew there was a higher upfront cost compared to the standard deck. Our short experience with the old deck made us realize, in order to keep a wood deck in top shape we’d have to upgrade to a higher quality wood like Ipe or Redwood and stay on top of vigorous annual maintenance. Even with all the upkeep, we can expect a wood deck to reasonably last about 15 years or so. After doing the cost comparison between the higher end wood species and the composite, the price was comparable. In the end, the thought of sanding, staining and sealing a wood deck every two years or even yearly was just not appealing.

The composite decking from TimberTech offers a high-quality composite deck with loads of good looks and color options with minimal maintenance. We’ve had our deck now for four years and it was the best decision we’ve made in terms of our home improvement. When my children aren’t swimming, they play on the deck for hours. We entertain constantly and the deck is a great place to serve before or after dinner drinks.

There are some things to consider. Framing a composite deck is an additional cost. TimberTech decks are cooler than other competitive composite products. This is especially important to consider if your deck will be in direct sun all day. We take five minutes before the kids go out to spray the deck down with the garden hose to avoid boo-boos. All things considered, the pros far outweigh the cons.

We really liked that when choosing a deck we had options.

Advantages of a TimberTech Deck

-Reduced maintenance-Environmentally friendly

-Family Friendly

-Resistant to insects and rotting

-Grove edges for easy placement

How long do Composite decks last?

Traditional wood decks have a lifespan of 10 to 15 years. They need maintenance and painting.  Composite decks are made to last 25 to 30 years. Composite decking is weather, insect, and rot resistant, making it last for 25 to 30 years or longer.

Consider what you want your deck for?

I know this may sound silly.  My question though is whether or not you will be using your deck frequently or not frequently.  Do you want your deck to be an extension of your home and play areas for your kids?
This 3 step process will help you pick the best deck.

Does Composite Decking Stand up to others?

Composite decking defiantly stands up to all other decks and in many cases surpasses other decking. If you are considering a new deck or replacing the one you have I would consider TimberTech to make your life a little easier.

Learn more more about decking options.

We both agreed that we wanted something easier to maintain, but we didn’t want to give up a beautiful look either.  Thankfully with TimberTech Composite decking, we didn’t have too.  The look is not only beautiful but comes with colors and styles to choose from.

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of TimberTech.

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