Get Vinyl Decking For Your Deck – It Can Withstand Anything!
Although vinyl decking material is more expensive than wood, it will last a lifetime. You have no danger of small children getting splinters in their hands or feet or of hurting themselves with nails that may have worked loose. Vinyl decking provides you with a permanent worry free deck. The only work you have with vinyl deck material is installing it. Then you can sit back and enjoy it for the rest of your days. An occasional washing will keep it clean and when you use cleaners for vinyl you will also prevent any buildup of mildew on the decking. You can easily sweep it with a broom and your garden hose will do fine for washing.
And it doesn’t look like a vinyl deck
The vinyl deck material comes in the same color of wood so it looks just like you have a wood deck. It is also available in white, beige and grey, if you prefer another color. Even in the hottest days of summer, the vinyl will remain cool to the touch. Vinyl decking is environmentally friendly. It is not harmful to children or pets and if you ever decide to take the deck off your house, vinyl decking material is 100% recyclable. The raised rubber traction makes the vinyl slip resistant, which is why many people prefer to use this as the decking material of choice around their pools.
Unlike wood and concrete, you won’t hurt yourself as badly if you should fall on a deck made from vinyl material. With vinyl decking, you can get the railings to match so your have perfectly coordinated deck. It increases the aesthetics of your home and because the vinyl deck material is expensive, it also increases the value of your home. You will need to have a wood deck frame and the starter boards for the vinyl deck need to be long enough to cover this wood frame. You can also allow for a 3 -inch overhang.
When you start to install vinyl decking, always start at the edge closest to the house. Use the stainless steel deck screws and center them in the plastic slots that come with your installation kit. The decking boards are tongue and groove so you won’t have any problem fitting them together. If you have ever installed vinyl siding on your home, you won’t have any problem building a deck with vinyl decking.