Building a deck on your property helps expand the usable living space outside, creating the perfect place to grill food, gather with family members, and entertain guests. If you are planning this upgrade, choosing the right decking material will ensure you get the most use out of the structure. Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) is an excellent option because it is more durable than traditional wood planks. Here are several reasons to choose PVC for your project.
Why Should You Use PVC Decking?
Planning a custom deck allows you to choose a specific size, shape, and style for the structure. While the planks you use can limit these options, PVC provides the most design versatility. For example, if you have a rustic home surrounded by many trees, you can choose boards that mimic the appearance of wooden planks so that they blend with the landscape. Alternatively, if you want to express your unique style, you and mix the colors of the boards to create a beautiful patchwork or checkerboard design.
When you use PVC decking, you don’t have to worry about water damage to the structure. The material is impermeable, so moisture cannot seep through and rot the inside or contribute to mold growth. Additionally, termites and other wood-eating pests will not target a PVC deck, as the synthetic material doesn’t provide food for them.
This is also an excellent choice if you have pets and children because you don’t have to worry about splinters. Surrounding a pool with this material ensures that bare feet and paws are safe from potential injuries.
Unlike wood, PVC decking doesn’t require you to stain and seal the surface every few years. This helps you save money and time after the initial installation, as you will have a beautiful surface that is protected from the elements. Also, cleaning becomes much easier when you use PVC boards. All you have to do is sweep the area to remove debris and then wash it gently with a hose. A soft-bristled brush and soapy water can remove most stains that develop.
If you need high-quality building supplies for a construction project, contact Tri-State Wholesale Building Supplies. This family-owned and -operated company serves residents and businesses throughout Greater Cincinnati, OH. They partner with Earthwise Windows & Doors® to provide high-quality materials to help upgrade your property. They also provide an extensive inventory of siding, stone, and decking options. Call (513) 381-1231 to discuss your project with a team member. Visit them online for more information about their services.