Gray Composite Deck by Archadeck

Gray Composite Deck by Archadeck

Update 11/6/13:  For our recent article about composite decking, check out Composite Decking Options.

Some folks feel that there’s nothing (and I mean absolutely nothing!) that rivals the good-looks of natural wood.

Other folks… not so much.

Instead, they view wood ‘as a whole lot of work’.

And as with most things in life, there’s never one definitive ‘right’ answer to the ongoing debate about wood vs. composite.

But for the purposes of this post, let me elaborate on why composite building materials do have a place in the decking industry.

Two Toned Composite Deck Design, Archadeck

Composite Deck with Gray Trim by Archadeck

Composite decking provides a strong and lower maintenance wood-alternative for decks, screened porches or other outdoor structures.

With advances in composite technology, the material is insect and fungus resistant, mold and mildew resistant, and is pretty-darn-hardy when faced against the outdoor elements.

In addition, quality composite decking  constructs a deck that has reduced maintenance, no staining and little upkeep.

Another advantage, style-wise, is color selection.  Composites come in all sorts of wood-tones; however, there are plenty of color choices too.

With manufacturer warranties and Archadeck’s warranty, homeowners are provided reassurance and guarantees for their project — quality, durability and workmanship.

To learn more about composite or vinyl decking and to explore the decking material best for you:

St. Louis Decks, Composite Decking, Archadeck

Composite Deck in St. Louis County by Archadeck

Contact Archadeck of West County and St. Charles County in St. Louis by calling 636-227-0800.

Visit our website to see our photo galleries of beautiful outdoor living spaces for homeowners living in the Greater St. Louis area.

Or if you prefer to submit a quick question, you’ll find an online contact form on the homepage of our website,

Archadeck is a leading St. Louis contractor for outdoor living spaces.   We custom design and build decks, screened porches, shade pergolas, open and screened gazebos, under deck enclosures, pool and hot tub decks and much more.

Outside of St. Louis, go to to find other locations.

Sources:  Archadeck Nova Scotia, Beautiful Backyard Blog, This Old House