- May 21, 2009
- Planet Earth
- Yep, one of THOSE !!!
From my early researchI’ve heard that decking with an outer protective plastic shell is better at resisting fading. Is that correct?
Some boards are made from resin with colour impregnation - expensive but believed to be colour fast
Some boards are ‘capped’ with a thin plastic wrap - this can either be on all surfaces or some of them. These tend to be a wood/polymer mix to construct the boards
Some boards are made of the wood/polymer mix entirely with colour staining throughout. I believe these are likely to fade over time.
Some boards are made from extruded upvc.
I see three options
Spend as little as you can and end up with a lesser product you will most likely need to replace.
Spend just enough to get the quality that you are happy with and will last a long, long time.
Throw caution to the wind and buy the very best product you can.
The big call for me is the balance between spending enough to get the right product without spending excess money.