Composite balcony decking is the popular construction material for decks. It is made from wood fibres, which are combined with resin to create the decking. What’s more, it has additional benefits over traditional materials: high strength and low weight. Its main use is as an alternative to other materials such as timber and concrete. The main application of this product has been in Europe but now it’s expanding due to its low-cost manufacturing process, ease of use and durability.
Benefits of composite balcony decking.
1. Low cost
Composite balcony decking has been widely used in Europe and Asia. It is a low-cost alternative to other materials such as timber, steel, and concrete. In addition, composite decking is also a sustainable option which contains recycled post-industrial waste to generate energy for production, along with up to 30% of all products coming from waste. In some countries, this reclaimed product can even be sold for scrap value.
2. Resistance to water damage
It does not absorb water at all, so it will not rot away or cause any warping when exposed to rain and freezing temperatures like wood do. It also has the ability to tolerate soils, as it doesn’t warp or rot at all against water-soaked soils. Composite decking is also resistant to warping and cracking, because of the resin which creates it (wood fibres).
3. Safety and security
Unlike traditional materials such as wood and steel, composite balcony decking’s joists are either glued or polyurethane sealed (to ensure long-lasting strength and stability), making them stronger than traditional materials. Additionally, because there is no need to remove nails and screws, there are no sharp edges for children to hurt themselves when playing with toys or throwing balls.
Because of the solid composition and its ability to maintain a regular structure, it can be used under different weather conditions. The resin-based composite material is also UV resistant, so it won’t lose its colour even after years of use. Furthermore, because the product is made up of recycled products such as waste wood and recycled material such as post-industrial waste, it is sustainable.
It has a strong structure and is prone to age-old and long-term use without losing its shape or structure. It can withstand intense weather conditions such as freezing cold weather, hot dry weather, heavy rain and windy weather without deteriorating or suffering from any moisture damage.
6. Buildable appearance
As the product is made up of wood fibres, the product can create a classic look when combined with other elements such as wood or steel. It also has different colours such as brown and dark brown, so the colours can be combined with other colours for a trendy look.
7. Energy efficiency
The product is able to be used in situations that require durability, increase in strength and easy manufacturing, which makes it a good candidate for long-term building construction use. It is also able to perform efficiently, because of its ability to withstand adverse weather conditions. It can withstand extreme hot or cold weather without any problems such as warping or cracking.
By using composite balcony decking, architects and builders can create a durable and stylish-looking structure. It also allows them to use a high-quality product with low manufacturing costs, high strength and easy installation.