Trying to sell composite decking to someone who doesn’t need it is like trying to sell sand in the desert. There’s a certain point when folly catches up to the chase and you’re left feeling a little foolish. But what can you do about that? Sometimes, we all feel a bit foolish, don’t you think?
But here today, surrounded by lots of educational pieces about gardening, I’d like to think you’d come away buying some decking despite the fact you don’t even have a garden. The meat of this encounter is to give five reasons why if you want to add a patio in your garden then it should be composite lumber, or even if you’re not interested in adding a patio but are the kind of strange person who likes to know where they stand with wood. Four would be small and paltry. Six would be gaudy and overly anxious. Five somehow feels right.
- You don’t have to become complicit in cutting down any more trees Composite Decking. There’s a place for nature in the hearts of humans, but sometimes it’s better to leave it alone and find a new way. Composite lumber combines an array of materials which not only rival traditional materials but in some ways surpass them entirely. And even if they aren’t as traditional or renewable, at least we still have a few trees to look at when we do decide to leave the house. You don’t have to get up any earlier, or grow a neckbeard, or pretend to know all the answers; you just have to decide between the real thing or the new one.
- The other materials in the lumber help protect it from scrapes and cuts brought on by excitable children and well-spent evenings. One of the ways to compete with a rival especially one as prolific and traditional as wood (still a big name in some of the more elite social circles) is to do what it can do but better. And when it comes to durability, UV protection, and all things moist-be-gone related, composite lumber is there for you. What a great thing, in this day and age, to be able to depend on something, even if it’s a little lumber, sat there in the garden.
- Comes in a range of colours, unnatural and beautiful. The great thing about blending nature with human engineering is that you don’t have to play by the rules. Metallics and lacquers, and acid-wash. Mostly it comes down to creativity. If you have an idea, I am sure that there’s someone out there who will happily oblige your wildest garden decking fantasises, which we all know are the strangest of all.
- Very little upkeep to maintain. Which is great if you’re either very busy or just lazy, and the great thing about composite lumber is you don’t have to admit which category you’re in. You will have to whip out the stiff brush and sweep up the cookie crumbs and juice from time to time. The gels and diluted chemicals for those really dirty days, but the rest of the time can be spent learning to play the tuba, summoning sprites, or watching videos on your phone.
- Comes with a long-term guarantee. There’s nothing that leaves us feeling safe and secure quite so much as a twenty-five-year guarantee. There you are, comfortable in the knowledge that when you come out with your morning coffee and scowl at the world, scrutinizing it for flaws and shortcomings, at least with your decking you’re allowed to say that you’re doing it on behalf of the people. Who will spend those precious seconds of their life looking for rain-scald and wood warp if not you?
In conclusion, composite lumber is the sort of thing that could complement both your garden and your life, if that’s the sort of thing you’re interested in. Natural wood comes in a variety of beautiful colours, the shapes, and faces found in the grain of the wood. If only they grew as fast as guinea-pigs, we wouldn’t have to feel bad about cutting them down in an attempt to make something beautiful.
Composite decking is great if you’re looking for something durable, resistant, and mostly human-proof. In an ideal world, patio decking is used often, full of life and laughter, with lots of tears and a little dribbling. If you could live in a world like that, full of barbequing and dance, and play, not having to worry about the stains and scuffs because you know that they’re doing all of this on composite lumber, part nature, part human, a strange item in a strange world.