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What is the average life expectancy of composite wood decking?
Saturday, February 29, 2020
How long does composite wood decking last?
You can expect composite wood decking to last 20 to 30 years, with an average of 25 years. Here’s a graph that compares composite decking life expectancy to other deck/patio materials.
Composite deck boards need minimal maintenance and does not splinter like wood, but the surface gets much hotter than wood on a sunny day. They are composed of equal parts of recycled polyethylene plastic and wood fibers, such as sawdust, and come in multiple wood-like colors embossed with a wood grain pattern.
Go to our blog post What is the average lifespan of the parts of a house? for rating of other house components.
To learn more about deck safety, see our blog What are the warning signs of a dangerous deck?
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Field Guide for Home Inspectors, a quick reference for finding the age of 154 brands of HVAC systems, water heaters, and electrical panels, plus 210 code standards for site-built and manufactured homes, and the life expectancy rating of 195 home components. Available at amazon.com for $19.95.
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