4 Sep 2011 . Wood decks are rapidly being replaced by plastic, aluminum and . It costs around $18 to $25 per square foot, including labor, to install . slightly less expensive "hybrid" decking, with a plastic coating over a composite shell.
1 Nov 2007 . Wood substitutes cost more but promise less maintenance. . there's powder-coated aluminum (see "An Aluminum Alternative," page 3).
HomeAdvisor's Deck Cost Guide offers price information on decking projects, as reported by . Plastic-wood composites are strong, don't rot, and are easy to install. .. your other two solutions are waterproof membranes or rubberized coatings.
Increasing market share for wood-plastic composite and plastic decking materials will . value gains, as these products are sold at a higher price point than wood decking. . The rising use of capstock-coated decking, which provides enhanced.
11 Apr 2014 . The use of composite and plastic decking products as an alternative to timber . cost increases, have made composite products more competitive in many . 100 per cent PVC products or plastic coatings over the top of boards.
. one brand's wood-plastic composite (WPC) or polyvinyl chloride (PVC) decking or . Cost vs. Quality. What is certain is that making WPCs and PVC products requires a . Just as putting a hard candy coating around an M&M's chocolate core.
HomeAdvisor's deck repair cost guide surveys homeowners to reveal the . will sell composites made entirely of plastic or plastic wrapped around wood.
The basic flaw is that the plastic protective coating is very imperfect, and very fragile. . The premium price of composite decking is worth it only if the materials.
6 Oct 2015 . Composite decking with a plastic and wood blend throughout the board . look of wood and low upkeep benefits of PVC at nearly half the price.