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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 option 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 times and money!
    • No risk of rotting, twisting, splintering, cracking, or warping
    • Vast selection of colours
    • Low Maintenance: Easy to Clean & Install
    • Mould, Rot, and Fungal Decay Resistant
    • Weather Resistant
    • Warp Resistant
    • Slip Resistant
    • Long life (lasts longer than other lumber materials)

    At The Home Depot, you will find Veranda and Trex composites, and Eon Ultra premium resin brands. The following chart indicates our selection of colours for each brand:

    Available colours(Colour selection may vary by store)

    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
    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, Vintage Lantern Vintage Lantern
    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, Fascia White Fascia White
    Trex Composite Decking, Fascia White Island Mist
    Trex Composite Decking, Fascia White Havana Gold
    Eon Resin Decking, Cedar Cedar
    Eon Resin Decking, Chestnut Chestnut
    Eon Resin Decking, Grey Grey

    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 Buying Guide

    Compliment the look with composite post caps
    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 may be a larger investment up front, it will not corrode, splinter, rot or warp and requires no staining or painting.

    IS OPTING FOR COMPOSITE DECKING AN AFFORDABLE OPTION?

    The price of a composite deck depends on various factors. While the cost of the actual composite lumber tends to be higher, its low maintenance, low-risk, and high durability make it a more economical choice in the long run. If you don't hire a professional, and are building a smaller deck, your costs should also be fairly minimal. Finally, the costs of the substructure, joist hangers, and fasteners are generally the same price for all lumber materials.

    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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