I have owned a deck-building company in Kansas City for almost a decade and a half. I’ve built a lot of decks and I know the products inside and out. If you’re going to build a deck, the smartest thing you can do is build it to last. Decks aren’t cheap to build no matter what products you choose, so if you plan to live in your home for the next 20 years, you want to build a deck that will last that long too. I used to be a real wood lover, and natural wood decks are beautiful, but real wood just won’t last as long as manufactured wood. When composite wood first came out, I wasn’t a fan. It didn’t look enough like real wood and had some serious issues as well, including the price tag. But composites have come a long way and honestly, today, I wouldn’t use anything else on my own deck. Before I get into what I believe is the best composite decking for value, let me talk about real wood vs. composite.
Real Wood Decking Vs. Composite Decking
The advantages of real wood – the natural look, lower upfront costs, and the ability to change the color by re-staining it – have lost the edge they once had. Today, the price of real wood has skyrocketed, and composite offers the natural look people want, so the distance between the two types of decking has decreased dramatically. Now, factor in all of the advantages composite wood offers over real wood. It’s low maintenance (no cleaning or staining). It’s moisture, rot, and termite resistant, durable and long-lasting. Plus, composite offers UV resistance so it will not fade over time, like natural wood. And now, with its versatile color and grain options, there’s really no reason not to go with composite. Some composites are rated to last up to 50 years! Go composite because your deck is an investment.
Fiberon Cabin Is the Best Composite Decking for Value
Okay, so now that I’ve shared my opinion on real wood vs. composite, let me help you compare the composites. There are a lot of choices and I’m familiar with them all. I like different brands and types of composite decking for different reasons. Some, like Deckorators, are stronger than others, some are better looking than others, and some provide the best value. That’s what I want to share with you today. My pick for the best value and return on investment. If I have a client who is looking for a budget-friendly board I always recommend Fiberon Cabin.
Fiberon Cabin Provides a Great Return on Investment
Staying within a budget can be challenging when building any deck. It’s always a function of price and quality. The cheapest materials won’t last and the most expensive aren’t affordable. Fiberon Cabin strikes the perfect balance between quality and price. I do all my cost-basis bids with Fiberon Cabin. While Fiberon’s upper-tier products are excellent, I believe the Cabin provides the best value and ROI in the market.
Fiberon Is Eco-Friendly to Boot
Besides being budget-friendly and high quality, Fiberon decking is made from a blend of recycled plastic and wood fibers, which makes it more environmentally friendly than traditional wood decking. Additionally, Fiberon decking is fully recyclable, which means that it won’t end up in a landfill when it reaches the end of its life. So besides being beautiful and affordable, it is a more sustainable choice as well.
Our Decks Are Designed to Last
We engineer with a higher level of integrity versus trying to be the lowest bidder meeting minimum tolerance and requirements. We don’t cut corners…anywhere. You can rest assured that when we build it, we build it right. We may not be the cheapest deck builder in the market, but we build our reputation with each project, so we make sure it will stand the test of time.
Kansas City’s Custom Deck Builders
At Creative Concepts and Design, if you can imagine it, we can help you design it and build it. Our design talent sets us apart from a lot of other deck builders in Kansas City. We really listen to what you want. Our designers can take an ordinary deck and tweak just one or two features and create something more functional, unique, or beautiful. We can customize your deck to fit your space and your budget. Considering how long these composite structures will be around, it’s worth spending a little extra time in the design stage to make your finished deck an addition that will add aesthetic value to your home for years to come. And if your budget is tight, the best composite decking for value is Fiberon Cabin.