April 29

6 Reasons Why Quality Decking Materials Matter


Homeowners are focused on outdoor living more than ever before. According to a recent Houzz survey, more than half of respondents recently updated their outdoor living space. For many homeowners, their deck is the center of their outdoor living and entertainment areas. A quality deck is a must-have when you’re ready to spend more time outdoors. The materials used to construct your deck determine its lifespan and how much enjoyment you get out of it in the coming years. You should consider investing in quality decking materials instead of cutting corners when building or replacing your deck.


Increased Safety

You can’t put a price on your family’s safety. Investing in quality decking materials will offer peace of mind and reduce the risk of accidents or injuries as your loved ones spend time on the deck. Lower-quality materials with a cheaper price tag are prone to more problems as they age and deteriorate. Constant exposure to the elements can weaken parts and make them more susceptible to damage. A quality composite deck can help ensure your deck is free from rotting wood, mildew and mold, and splinters.


Smart Investment

Although you may want to save money by selecting cheaper decking materials, they can come at a higher price in the future. Experienced deck contractors can recommend the best materials for your area to ensure they last longer and hold up well in your climate. Spending more upfront for higher-quality decking materials can offer homeowners peace of mind and avoid potential headaches in the future.


Enhanced Appearance

Quality decking materials will enhance your deck’s look and make it more attractive. Your home’s value can increase with the addition of a well-built deck. In addition, your quality-built deck will look beautiful year-round and provide great entertaining space. Choosing high-quality materials will make your deck look new for many years. If you choose composite materials, they have a natural appearance that looks like a real wood deck. You can have the natural wood look you want without compromising on quality. 


Longer Lasting

Most homeowners don’t want to spend significant money, time, and energy building a new deck and repeat the process every few years. Higher-quality building materials last much longer than less durable materials. The most durable decks can last for years with proper care and maintenance. Warranties are often available when purchasing high-quality building materials to protect your investment and give homeowners peace of mind.


Higher Durability

You can spend less on repairs and hire deck companies less often to fix issues if you invest in durable building materials when constructing your deck. Cheaper materials may look good for a while but rarely stand up to the test of time. Higher-quality decking materials also mean you can enjoy your deck more without worrying about safety issues or needed repairs. 


Less Maintenance

Deck contractors will tell you that one of the most frequent types of maintenance on low-cost decking materials is staining the wood. Wood is prone to fading with regular sun exposure and can quickly look old and dingy the longer it’s in the elements. Staining your deck or repainting it is a project that no one looks forward to due to the labor-intensive work involved. Many homeowners opt to use composite decking because it eliminates the need for the time-consuming tasks of staining or resealing their decks. Composite decking is also appealing because it does not peel, split, or rot as wood materials do.


Hire an Experienced Deck Builder

Work with a reputable decking contractor to select quality materials that are durable enough to hold up well in your area’s climate. You want to relax and enjoy your deck, not spend hours cleaning and performing regular maintenance to keep it looking new and pristine. Investing in high-quality materials gives you the gift of more free time to enjoy your outdoor space. An experienced deck builder will help you select the best materials and construct your deck to the highest standards.


Choose RainTight for Your Outdoor Living Needs

RainTight has unique solutions that allow you to enjoy your existing deck, patio, or porch regardless of the weather. Our team has decades of experience designing and installing custom-made decks, underdecking systems, screen rooms, and patio covers. We can create a custom design that increases the value of your home, blends seamlessly with your existing architecture, and provides years of enjoyment.

RainTight’s headquarters and manufacturing facility is located in O’Fallon, Missouri. Since 2007, we’ve served clients throughout the greater St. Louis area. We are also pleased to serve clients in the Lake of the Ozarks region. Contact us online or call us at 636-242-6202 to discuss your needs and schedule a free consultation.



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