In the end, neither material is necessarily “better” than the other. It depends on your situation and what works best for you. If your patio will take a hit from the weather and wind, it may be worth investing in the more durable tires. But if you do not have the opportunity to pay for the more expensive wooden deck material, you can settle for wood.
How long you plan to use it is also a factor. If you are planning to sell within a few years, it makes sense for you to buy a wooden deck. But keep in mind that a composite wood deck can add more value to your home, as low-maintenance wood decks are more attractive to potential buyers.
How much does a composite wooden deck cost?
A large, beautiful wooden deck is one of your main resources for outdoor entertainment for guests. From grilling to a conversation, nothing gets more useful than a nice wooden deck on a beautiful day. So when comparing prices on composite decking with their equivalent in natural wood, it is important to know why composite decking is more expensive than a natural wooden deck.
How much does composite decking cost?
On average, a composite decking costs between SEK 400 and 1,200 per square meter (including fastening devices), without installation costs. Natural wood decks, on the other hand, cost around SEK 200 to 400 per square meter. Exclusive wood such as cedar, redwood, or Siberian larch costs even more.
Compared to natural wooden decks that can only last for 20 years if they are given thorough maintenance, Komposittrall can last for more than 25 to 30 years. Due to their blend of synthetic and organic fibers wrapped in a protective synthetic shell, composite boards are resistant to mold, skew, and stains. They are also scratch-resistant and fade-resistant. Not only does the komposittrall perform better in terms of longevity and structural integrity, but a wood deck made of composite will still remain beautiful throughout its life with significantly less maintenance than a wood deck.
To compare prices on composite decks
Comparing prices is always important when trying to choose the best composite decking to meet your budget. Many low-maintenance brands for composite decks offer a range of products at different price ranges. You can consult the composite supplier online or your local dealer for details on how the price relates to appearance and performance.
In most cases, you should also be able to pick up material samples from your local building materials store or order them online. It is usually a good idea to do some practical tests at home so that you can see how easily the surface can be scratched with a key or stained with a little grease or ketchup.
You get what you pay for!
The price of something is usually directly related to its quality (especially cheap things are often of low quality). Some composite materials tend to have more color bleaching problems than others. If your Composite decking will be exposed to the intense sun and some shade, you may want to see if you can find a finished project or an outdoor tour to visit that has been exposed to the weather for a few years as part of your research. Check out a test performed by the National Research Institute (formerly SP) to find a sustainable material for, among other things, bridges.
Green Plank low maintenance composite decks cost about two to five times more than wood decks, depending on the level of performance ranging from low cost to premium, but they last for decades and offer a lower total cost of ownership over their lifetime.