Original Article by: TimberTech

While traditional wood has been a decking staple for decades, it’s certainly not your only deck material choice. If you haven’t explored newer engineered materials, you’re missing out on low-maintenance and high-performance perks that wood just can’t offer.

One of the first steps when building a deck is deciding what you’ll build it out of. It’s a big decision to make for your home and finances, so we’re comparing all the benefits and considerations for composite decking vs. wood so you decide with confidence.

Before we dig into the details, here’s a quick overview of composite and real wood decking: