Do You Need to Seal Composite Decking?

Do You Need to Seal Composite Decking?Home maintenance is never fun, especially when you live in an area that experiences a wide variety of weather extremes (we’re looking at you, Wisconsin). While you’re likely no stranger to routine exterior home maintenance responsibilities, decking can sometimes throw homeowners for a loop. In this article, we’re taking a closer look at composite decking and its maintenance guidelines—focusing on answering this question: Does composite decking need to be sealed?

Composite Decking Dos & Don’ts

Unlike wood decking, composite decks do not have to be sealed. How is this possible? Composite decks are crafted from a unique material blend of wood, plastic, fiber, and binding agents. This combo better preserves the overall quality and appearance of your deck over time, despite its constant exposure to UV rays and outdoor elements. It also makes the product low maintenance! That said, you can choose to seal your composite deck, but you’ll have to reseal it over time and time again to keep your deck looking new; that’s why most contractors and manufacturers don’t recommend sealing composite decks. 

Tundraland’s Here to Help

If you’re new here, welcome! Tundraland is a home improvement company that specializes in a wide range of services, including composite decking installation. Our decks are locally built using top-quality, recycled materials, ensuring you benefit from a deck that’s specifically designed for Wisconsin weather. To learn more, contact us today! We serve homeowners throughout the state of Wisconsin.

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