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Whether your #style is grandiose or cozy, consider these low-maintenance green #decking materials!

Whether your #style is grandiose or cozy, consider these low-maintenance green #decking materials!

Whether you want a grandiose wraparound deck surrounding your home, a cozy little platform deck outside of the kitchen, or a modern pool deck , your choice of decking material will impact its life span and maintenance needs. Nearly everyone will agree that the less care needed, the better. Here are six common materials for low-maintenance decking. Composite decking Composite decking requires less maintenance than natural wood, as these boards are made of a mix of wood fibers and plastics. It doesn't need restaining or sealing, and it comes in different colors and faux wood grains. Although not very high-maintenance, composite decking can be prone to warping in heat, and its surface can get hot in the sun, if you like to be barefoot on your deck. It can be an eco-conscious choice because many brands use recycled wood and plastic in their products. It is important to careful...

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