Benefits of Composite Decking in Various Seasons

For homeowners, the deck is often the centrepiece of outdoor living. It’s where we host gatherings, relax on weekends, and spend time with family. With its durability, low maintenance, and customisation options, composite decking has become a popular choice to elevate backyards. But how does this versatile material hold up in different seasons and weather conditions? We explore the key climate-related benefits of composite decking.

 

Resistance to Wet Spring Weather

Composite decking is perfect for spring because it requires no staining, painting or sealing, the only required maintenance is seasonal cleaning, by use of a stiff brush or power washing. You can enjoy your deck right away instead of spending weekends on prep work. This low-maintenance material stays splinter-free and is available with different degrees of slip-resistance, keeping your deck safe for family use.

 

With spring rainfalls, composite decking’s unrivalled water resistance prevents warping, rotting, and damage due to mould growth. Its durable construction stands up to spring storms and puddling. And with second generation composite decking such as Ecoscape UK Forma, Grande and Linea –  it resists UV fading, so your deck maintains its vibrant colour instead of fading after a long winter.

 

 

Staying Fresh on Hot Summer Days

Thanks to its durable polymer construction, composite decking stands up to heavy summertime use without splintering, sagging, or showing wear and tear. Though care is needed when rearranging patio furniture. Lift rather than drag to ensure your decking stays looking new. 

 

In addition, because composite decking is fade, mould, and mildew resistant, your deck maintains its clean, crisp look all season long with minimal maintenance. 

 

Consistent Beauty as the Leaves Change

Autumn is a stunning season, and composite decking showcases fall foliage beautifully. Unlike wood, it achieves its colour and grain pattern through a moulding process. This means its appearance is consistent across boards and from season to season. Even after months of use, the crisp colour and realistic wood grain of your co-extrusion decking persists with only basic, regular cleaning, complementing the changing leaves.

 

Composite decking’s mould resistance also makes it perfect for autumn, when falling leaves litter yards. Removing fallen leaves, sticks, and other debris will help keep your low-maintenance composite deck looking freshly installed. In addition, a gentle power wash will be enough to keep the decking looking clean thanks to its durable surface.

 

Moreover, slip-resistant qualities become very useful in autumn as fallen leaves and rain can make decks hazardous. Composite decking provides sure footing, so you can feel secure walking, playing, and enjoying on your deck.

 

 

Withstanding Harsh Winter Conditions

Not all decking materials can withstand winter’s freezing temperatures, snow, and ice storms. However, composite decking shrugs off the harshest winter weather. Its durable plastic construction prevents cracking, splitting, and structural damage that can occur from freeze/thaw cycles in natural cracks found in timber. 

 

You’ll also avoid erosion, mould growth, and by choosing a low slip potential variety of composite decking you can reduce slipperiness issues that can plague wood decking in winter. Co-extruded composite decking’s impervious surface prevents moisture absorption that leads to hazardous icy areas. The innate slip resistance provides stable footing in wet conditions.

 

While wood decking requires time-consuming weather protection before winter, composite decks simply need fallen leaves and debris removed and to be cleaned with a brush and detergent or a power washer. Then they’re ready to be enjoyed year-round. 

 

 

Choose Ecoscape for Superior Composite Decking

Today’s composite decking provides year-round climate performance unmatched by traditional wood. Ecoscape UK offers homeowners composite decking made from recycled materials that provide lasting durability and low maintenance. 

 

Features of Ecoscape’s Composite Decking

  • Slip-resistant surfaces
  • Realistic wood-grain patterns
  • Fade-resistant colours on Forma decking designed to maintain their beauty for years

 

Shop composite decking built to provide enduring enjoyment come rain, sun, or snow, or contact us today to to find out more. 

Gary is the founder and CEO of Ecoscape UK. Gary graduated from Liverpool JM University in 2007 with a 2:1 in Economics. A passion for innovation, design and sustainability, Gary has put to market numerous wpc products/systems, some of which have UK and European registered designs. Outside of work Gary enjoys spending time with his family, the great outdoors and watching Manchester United.

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Comments (21)

  1. Harrison chambers
    February 1, 2022

    “Great read! As a homeowner, I always want my deck to look its best in every season. Learning about the benefits of composite decking, especially its resistance to wet spring weather and UV fading, has convinced me to consider this material for my next deck renovation. Plus, the low maintenance aspect is a huge plus. I’m excited to explore options like Ecoscape UK Forma, Grande, and Linea. Thanks for the informative post!”

  2. Malcolm Hoe
    February 16, 2022

    “Great read! As a homeowner, I can attest to the importance of a durable and low maintenance deck, especially during different seasons. The fact that composite decking requires no staining or sealing is a huge plus, saving time and effort. I also appreciate the water resistance and slip-resistance features, making it safe for my family to use. I’m definitely considering Ecoscape UK Forma, Grande, or Linea for my next deck renovation. Thanks for the informative post!”

  3. Blair
    May 8, 2022

    “Great article highlighting the benefits of composite decking in different seasons. As a homeowner, I appreciate the low maintenance and durability of this material, especially during the wet spring weather. It’s reassuring to know that it can withstand the elements and still maintain its vibrant color. I’m considering purchasing Ecoscape UK Forma for my own deck and would love to hear from others who have used this product. Thanks for the informative read!”

  4. Sam Sellers
    May 13, 2022

    “Great read on the benefits of composite decking in different seasons! As a homeowner, I appreciate the low maintenance and durability of this material, especially during the wet spring weather. It’s reassuring to know that it can withstand the elements and still maintain its vibrant color. I’ve been considering upgrading my deck and after reading this, I’m definitely leaning towards composite decking. Thanks for the helpful information!”

  5. Nick Craggs
    July 13, 2022

    “Great article highlighting the benefits of composite decking in various seasons! As a homeowner, I appreciate the low maintenance aspect of composite decking, especially in spring when I’d rather spend my weekends relaxing on my deck instead of prepping it. The resistance to water and UV fading is a major plus, ensuring the deck stays safe and looking fresh throughout the year. I’m definitely considering Ecoscape UK Forma, Grande, or Linea for my next deck upgrade!”

  6. Guy
    July 29, 2022

    “Great read! As a homeowner, I appreciate the focus on the benefits of composite decking in different seasons. The fact that it requires minimal maintenance and stays safe and durable in wet spring weather is a huge plus. I also love that it resists fading, keeping the deck looking fresh all year round. I’m definitely considering composite decking for my own backyard now. Thanks for the helpful information!”

  7. Alexander Bannerman
    August 2, 2022

    “Great read on the benefits of composite decking in different seasons! As a homeowner, I appreciate the low maintenance aspect of this material, especially during the wet spring weather. It’s reassuring to know that it can withstand the elements and still maintain its vibrant colour. I’m definitely considering Ecoscape UK Forma, Grande, or Linea for my next deck project. Do you have any tips on where to purchase these products? Keep up the informative content!”

  8. David Smith
    September 3, 2022

    “Great read on the benefits of composite decking in different seasons! As a homeowner, I appreciate the low maintenance and durability of this material, especially during the wet spring weather. It’s reassuring to know that composite decking can withstand the elements and still look great. I’m also impressed by the range of slip-resistant options for added safety. I’m definitely considering Ecoscape UK Forma, Grande, or Linea for my own deck. Thanks for the informative post!”

  9. Jenny
    November 10, 2022

    “Great read! As a homeowner, I’ve always been curious about how composite decking holds up in different seasons. This article provided valuable insights on its resistance to wet spring weather and how it stays fresh even after a long winter. I appreciate the low maintenance aspect and the variety of slip-resistant options available. I’m definitely considering composite decking for my next backyard project. Thank you for sharing this information!”

    • Nick Benn
      December 4, 2022

      That’s interesting to hear. Have you personally used composite decking in different seasons? I’m curious about its durability in extreme temperatures and how it compares to traditional wood decking. Any insights on that?

  10. Wayne Pascoe
    November 13, 2022

    I’ve been considering adding a deck to my backyard, and this article has convinced me that composite decking is the way to go. The fact that it requires no maintenance and is resistant to water and UV fading makes it perfect for all seasons. I also appreciate the mention of different slip-resistance options for safety. I’m curious about where I can purchase this product, and I’m excited to see how it will elevate my outdoor living space.

  11. J Maxwell
    March 15, 2023

    “Great article highlighting the benefits of composite decking in various seasons! As a homeowner, I appreciate the low maintenance and durability of this material, especially during the wet spring weather. It’s reassuring to know that composite decking is resistant to warping and rotting, making it a safe and long-lasting option for outdoor living. I’m also impressed by its UV resistance, keeping the deck looking vibrant even after a harsh winter. Can’t wait to upgrade my backyard with composite decking!”

  12. MARK MACDONALD
    April 24, 2023

    “Great article on the benefits of composite decking in different seasons! As a homeowner, I appreciate the low maintenance aspect of composite decking, especially during the wet spring weather. It’s reassuring to know that the material can withstand the elements and stay splinter-free for family use. I’m also impressed by the resistance to UV fading, ensuring a vibrant deck all year round. Can’t wait to upgrade my backyard with Ecoscape UK Forma, Grande or Linea decking!”

    • Nick Benn
      June 14, 2022

      “Thank you for sharing your positive experience with composite decking. However, I’m curious about the long-term durability of the material. Have you had any issues with warping or cracking over time? And how does it compare in cost to traditional wood decking?”

  13. Darren Musgrave
    May 3, 2023

    “Great article highlighting the benefits of composite decking in various seasons. As a homeowner, I appreciate the low maintenance aspect and resistance to wet weather. It’s reassuring to know that this material can withstand spring storms and maintain its vibrant color. I’m definitely considering Ecoscape UK Forma, Grande or Linea for my own deck. However, I would like more information on where to purchase this product. Thank you for sharing this informative piece!”

  14. natasha stanbury
    August 5, 2023

    “Great article highlighting the benefits of composite decking in various seasons! As a homeowner, I appreciate the low maintenance aspect of composite decking, especially in the wet spring weather. It’s reassuring to know that this material is resistant to warping, rotting, and mould growth. I’m also impressed by its durability in withstanding spring storms and UV fading. Overall, this has definitely convinced me to consider composite decking for my backyard. Thank you for the informative read!”

  15. Shaun Day
    October 27, 2023

    “Great article on the benefits of composite decking in different seasons! As a homeowner, I appreciate the low maintenance and durability that this material offers. It’s reassuring to know that it can withstand wet spring weather and resist warping and mould growth. I’m also impressed by the variety of slip-resistant options available, making it safe for my family to use. I’m definitely considering Ecoscape UK Forma, Grande, or Linea for my own deck. Thanks for the helpful information!”

  16. Kerry Doig
    November 19, 2023

    “I found this article on the benefits of composite decking in different seasons to be very informative and useful. As a homeowner, it’s important to have a deck that can withstand various weather conditions, and composite decking seems to be the perfect solution. I especially appreciate its low maintenance and water-resistant properties, making it ideal for spring weather. I’m considering purchasing Ecoscape UK Forma for my own deck and I’m glad to know it also resists UV fading. Thank you for sharing this valuable information!”

  17. Marlow
    December 30, 2023

    “Great article highlighting the benefits of composite decking in various seasons! As a homeowner, I love the idea of having a low-maintenance and durable deck that can withstand different weather conditions. The resistance to wet spring weather and UV fading is definitely a plus. I’m considering purchasing Ecoscape UK Forma, Grande or Linea for my own backyard. Thanks for the informative read!”

  18. Emma
    February 16, 2024

    “Great read! As a homeowner, I’ve always been curious about how composite decking holds up in different seasons. This article answered all my questions and more. The fact that it requires minimal maintenance and is resistant to wet weather makes it a perfect choice for spring. Plus, the added benefit of UV resistance ensures a vibrant deck all year round. I’m definitely considering investing in Ecoscape UK Forma, Grande or Linea for my backyard!”

  19. Joshua
    April 19, 2024

    This article highlights the many benefits of composite decking in various seasons, making it a great choice for homeowners looking to elevate their outdoor living space. Its durability and low maintenance make it perfect for spring, with its resistance to wet weather and ability to withstand storms and puddling. Plus, with options for slip-resistance and UV fading, you can enjoy a safe and vibrant deck all year round. I’m curious about how to purchase this product and would love to hear about personal experiences or insights from other sources.

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