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    Composite Decking Buying Guide

    Composite decking offers the beauty of wood without the drawbacks of potential corroding, splintering or termite damage. This low-maintenance decking alternative holds up to the temperature extremes of Canadian weather with minimal thermal expansion and contraction to maximize the stability of each deck board.

    Veranda Composite Decking

    Composite Decking

    Each composite decking brand offers a variety of colours, shades, patterns, widths and lengths. Although construction techniques differ for composite decking compared to traditional wood decking, composite boards are installed on a pressure-treated lumber sub-structure for a new deck or replacement. The material cuts and drills like wood and is easy to install.

    Composed mainly of either wood flour (a recycled post-industrial material), PVC or wood fibres and polyethylene, composite decking is smooth to the touch and barefoot-friendly. Composite decking also provides excellent traction.

    Premium resin decking is composed of 100% low-maintenance engineered polymer material, which does not contain any wood fibres or organic material. Resin decking is 100% recyclable and completely resistant to mould, mildew, bacteria and termites.

    Key benefits:

    • High durability
    • No staining or painting required – saves time and money!
    • No risk of rotting, twisting, splintering or warping
    • Great selection of colours, which allows you to personalize your outdoor living space

    At The Home Depot, you will find Trex and Veranda composites and Eon Ultra premium resin brands. The following chart indicates some of the features of each brand:

    Features Composite Decking
    Trex Veranda
    (Exclusive to The Home Depot)
    Eon
    Easy to Install
    Easy to Clean
    No Painting or Staining Required
    Mould, Rot and Fungal Decay Resistant
    Weather Resistant
    Warp Resistant
    Splinter and Crack Resistant
    Slip Resistant
    Fire Resistant      
    Stain Resistant
    Reversible Finish  
    Available Colours [-]

    Colour selection
    may vary by store.
    Trex Composite Decking, Beach Dune
    Beach Dune
    Trex Composite Decking, Clam Shell
    Clam Shell
    Trex Composite Decking, Madeira
    Madeira
    Trex Composite Decking, Saddle
    Saddle
    Trex Composite Decking, Winchester Grey
    Winchester Grey
    Trex Composite Decking, Woodland Brown
    Woodland Brown
    Trex Composite Decking, Fire Pit
    Fire Pit
    Trex Composite Decking, Gravel Path
    Gravel Path
    Trex Composite Decking, Lava Rock
    Lava Rock
    Trex Composite Decking, Rope Swing
    Rope Swing
    Trex Composite Decking, Spiced Rum
    Spiced Rum
    Trex Composite Decking, Tiki Torch
    Tiki Torch
    Trex Composite Decking, Tree House
    Tree House
    Trex Composite Decking, Vintage Lantern
    Vintage Lantern
    Trex Composite Decking, Fascia White
    Fascia White
     

    Veranda Composite Decking


    Veranda Composite Decking, Gray
    Gray
    Veranda Composite Decking, Walnut
    Walnut
    Veranda Composite Decking, Redwood
    Redwood


    Veranda HP Decking


    Veranda HP Decking, Gray
    Gray
    Veranda HP Decking, Walnut
    Walnut
    Veranda HP Decking, Redwood
    Redwood


    Veranda Tropics Decking


    Veranda Tropics Decking, Coastal Gray
    Coastal Gray
    Veranda Tropics Decking, Bali Brown
    Bali Brown
    Veranda Tropics Decking, Pacific Red
    Pacific Red
     
    Eon Resin Decking, Cedar
    Cedar
    Eon Resin Decking, Chestnut
    Chestnut
    Eon Resin Decking, Grey
    Grey
     
    Residential Warranty 25-Year Limited 25-Year Limited 25-Year Limited

    Veranda Composite Decking and Railing

    Turn your backyard into an inviting space for entertaining, dining and sunbathing with Veranda Composite Decking and Railing systems.

    View Brand Guide

    Railings for Composite Decking

    Veranda Composite Railing Eon Resin Railing Trex Iron Railing

    Versatile railing systems add elegance and sophistication and are available in a wide range of warm, beautiful colours. Choose from composite, metal or glass styles and complete the look with rail posts with matching post caps and sleeves. View Brand Guide

    Veranda Latitudes Solar Post Cap Veranda Mission Post Cap Veranda Natural Post Cap

    Frequently Asked Questions

    WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES OF INSTALLING COMPOSITE DECKING OVER
    TRADITIONAL WOOD DECKING?

    While composite decking is a larger investment up front, it will not corrode, splinter, rot or warp and requires no staining or painting.

    SHOULD I PURCHASE ALL OF MY DECKING MATERIAL AT ONE TIME?

    It is recommended that all required decking material is purchased at once because manufacturing runs can produce slightly different colours.

    HOW SHOULD I TRANSPORT AND STORE COMPOSITE DECKING BEFORE INSTALLATION?

    Composite decking is weighted similarly to wood but is more flexible. When moving boards, lift from two balanced midpoints. Store on a flat surface, and cover if stored outdoors for an extended period of time before installation.

    CAN COMPOSITE DECKING BE USED FOR POSTS OR JOISTS?

    While composite decking is tough and durable, it is not intended for use as a load bearing post, joist or other primary load bearing part of a structure.

    WHAT SHOULD I USE TO CUT COMPOSITE DECKING?

    You can cut composite decking products using the same tools you use to cut pressure-treated wood. A sharp, carbide-tipped saw blade is recommended. When cutting EON, use a mitre saw with a carbide blade that has the fewest number of teeth possible for that size blade. Bring the blade to full speed, then cut through the board quickly to allow for clean cuts.

    DO I NEED SPECIAL TOOLS TO INSTALL COMPOSITE DECKING?

    Composite decking products can be cut, drilled, and fastened using conventional tools. For your safety, remember to wear safety glasses and protective clothing.

    HOW DO I CARE FOR MY COMPOSITE DECK?

    You only need to clean your deck periodically. A soapy mop and a garden hose work well. A low-pressure power washer can also be used.

    DOES COMPOSITE DECKING FADE?

    Veranda Composite Decking will fade slightly in the first 60 to 90 days. This colour tone shift depends on exposure to sunlight and other environmental factors. Veranda and Trex composite decking comes with a 25-Year Fade & Stain Warranty.

    WHY CHOOSE PREMIUM CAPPED COMPOSITE DECKING?

    Premium cap stock composite decking has all the advantages of composite decking, plus a protective outer layer that makes this product even more low-maintenance. Cap stock has an additional warranty that covers both stain and fade resistance. It’s also more resistant to scratches than either wood or regular composite.

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