Composite Decking Vs. Wood – Which One is Right for You?

Jun 14, 2023

When it comes to building your dream deck, you have several options to consider, including wood and composite decking materials. While traditional wood, like pressure-treated fir (PT wood), has been a popular choice for many years, composite decking offers numerous advantages that make it a compelling alternative.

Low Maintenance

One of the key benefits of composite decking is its low maintenance requirements. Unlike wood decks, which demand regular power washing, sanding, and sealing/staining, composite decks only need a simple soap-and-water cleaning to keep them looking their best. They are also highly resistant to mold, rot, and insect damage, saving you time and money on maintenance over the long term.

In fact, some composite decking comes with warranties against discoloration or warping, providing added peace of mind. At Premier Sundecks, we exclusively offer composite decking products that come with a minimum 25-year fade guarantee, ensuring long-lasting color vibrancy. In addition, all our products are backed by comprehensive warranties that protect against discoloration or warping. For more details on our warranties, please visit our TimberTech Page, as we install TimberTech composite decking exclusively.


Composite decking boasts exceptional durability, making it an ideal choice for outdoor spaces. Unlike wood, which is prone to fading, rotting, and splitting, composite decks are designed to withstand the elements with ease. They resist both weather conditions and insect damage, reducing the need for costly repairs and maintenance. Additionally, composite decking can add long-lasting value to your home and often comes with transferable warranties.

Variety of Colors

Composite decks offer a wide array of color options to suit any home aesthetic. With an extensive range of colors available, you can find the perfect match for your house without the need for staining or painting. Consider the shade of your home and the surrounding environment when choosing a color. From warm browns to cool grays, composite decking allows you to create a cohesive and visually appealing outdoor space.

Environmentally Friendly

Composite decking is a sustainable choice that benefits both homeowners and the environment. By utilizing recycled materials such as sawdust, plastic milk jugs, and shopping bags, composite decking reduces waste and conserves natural resources. It also requires less maintenance compared to traditional wood decks, contributing to a more eco-friendly outdoor solution.

While composite decking offers numerous advantages, it’s important to address a common concern. Some people worry that darker composite decks may experience colour fading over time. However, at Premier Sundecks, our composite decking products come with a minimum 25-year fade guarantee, ensuring that the colors remain vibrant for years to come. We are proud to exclusively install TimberTech composite decking, which offers warranties against discoloration or warping, providing you with added peace of mind. To learn more about our comprehensive warranties, please visit our TimberTech Page.


Whether you prioritize low maintenance, durability, a variety of colors, or eco-friendliness, composite decking offers a compelling solution for your outdoor space. Say goodbye to the laborious maintenance and limitations of wood decks, and embrace the beauty and practicality of composite decking.

Transform Your Outdoor Living with Premier Sundecks: Vancouver’s Expert in High-Quality Composite Decking

Ready to transform your outdoor living experience with composite decking? Contact us at Premier Sundecks in Vancouver for expert advice and high-quality composite decking options. Our team will guide you through the selection process, ensuring you find the perfect composite deck to suit your style and needs. Call 604-880-6092 today and elevate your outdoor space with a durable and stunning composite deck that will stand the test of time.