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.