Composite vs. Wood

Why do people choose to use compoosit materials for their decks? Most everyone will say for one or all of these reasons:

  • Composites require little or no maintenance,
  • Composites are more environmentally friendly than wood, and
  • Composites are longer lasting than wood.

Is any of this actually true? Do composites really require less maintenance? Are they more eco-friendly? Do they last longer then wood decks? Here is some evidence that real wood decking is still the way to go.