Fiberon decking, made by Fiberon, is available in either a wood-composite material, or in a newer material called cellular PVC – also known as synthetic wood. In either case, both materials have become popular alternatives to wood for outdoor construction projects such as decks, fences, pergolas etc. and have gained in popularity over the last 10 to 15 years due to their durability and other benefits.
In the Greater Toronto Area, no company has more experience in designing and building decks and outdoor projects using Fiberon decking than Toronto Decks and Fence Company.
Every building material has its advantages and disadvantages. When it comes to undisputed durability, an exotic species of hardwood called Ipe is one of the toughest out there – unfortunately, it’s extremely expensive, hard to work with, and is milled from forests with little or no government oversight in terms of replanting trees.
Composite materials like Fiberon decking boards – made from plastic and wood cast-offs and injected into pre-shaped molds – are only minimally more expensive than natural woods, and offer many advantages that Toronto Decks and Fence Company have introduced their residential and business customers to over the past decade.
Some of the benefits and advantages of Fiberon Decking boards are:
- Fiberon decking and other composite decking have a longer life because they’re made from a combination of materials that hold up better to sun, rain, snow, ice, and other environmental stress.
- These kinds of building materials offer lower maintenance requirements. A wood deck can warp, crack, and need to be refinished every three to five years – meaning the finish will have to be stripped completely, then re-applied in a never ending cycle. If boards warp, they can sometimes be turned over or laid in the opposite direction but will ultimately need to be replaced. The worst thing about wood decking is they can decay over time, resulting in splinters and other dangers.
- Because they are manufactured in a controlled environment, Fiberon decking has a uniform colour, with each board looking the same as the last. The same can’t be said for wood, which is notorious for variations in colour and texture from one board to the next. Early generation composite boards, the ones sold in the early 1990s, for instance, were prone to color fading, but each subsequent generation is becoming more and more fade and weather resistant.
If you’re looking for a low maintenance deck construction material with built-in pest and rot control, contact the professionals at Toronto Decks and Fence Company about Fiberon decking and a design that fits your needs and style.
Our policy is simple, you call us for a one on one in-home consultation and we will provide you with an honest feedback about you deck plans, your chosen deck materials and will show you our fiberon decking project book so you can see it for yourself. Call today 416-238-2589!