Building A New Composite Deck? 3 Tips To Make It Look Great

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If you are adding a new deck to your home, choosing a composite deck offers many benefits. You get the look of wood without having to pay the high price for it, you won't have to worry about termites or other insects damaging the wood, and composite decking is made with mostly recyclable materials. When it comes to decks, you will have many options on how to make them look great. Keep reading to learn of three tips so you will enjoy your new deck even more.

Make it Two Tones

Instead of just one solid color of the deck boards, choose two instead. This will give a two-tone effect, which can make your composite deck look more interesting. Making the deck two-toned also makes it safer. This is because steps will be easier to see, and the edge of the deck will be more visible. 

When it comes to colors, you can choose very contrasting colors, such as a very light color and a very dark color. You could also choose colors that are different but do not contrast a lot. You will have many options when it comes to colors, such as grey, red, and brown. What is available will depend on the company you use to purchase your new composite deck.

Make it Colorful

Add a lot of color to the deck by choosing painted furniture. Decide on the color scheme that you want to use. For example, you could choose colors that go well with your home's exterior or the landscaping. Use colorful pillows on the furniture and throws. You could purchase sofas, benches, tables, chairs, etc. Make sure everything is made with outdoor fabric so they will hold up well to the weather.

Use flowers on the deck also. Purchase colorful containers filled with flowers to sit around the deck. You could choose artificial flowers instead. You can find artificial flowers that look like real flowers. Sit the containers on the railings, on tables, etc.

Choose the Right Railing

You have many options when it comes to the railing on your deck. There are aluminum railings, which are durable and last a long time. Cable railings are also available and will not corrode or rust easily. Glass railings look beautiful, and you will never have to worry about the glass rotting, rusting, or wearing away. The glass is made of tempered glass, so it is durable.

Wood railings are another option and look great. You do have to make sure you maintain the wood properly or it will rot, and insects can damage the wood. There are also likely composite railings that will go well with your composite deck.

The company that builds your deck can help you choose the size and the color of the materials you have available.

For more tips, contact a professional contractor in your area like a Trex deck builder.

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