The Best Pool & Patio categories are recognizing four categories this year: Best Patio Furniture, Best Pool Cleaner / Vacuum, Best Hot Tub / Spa, and this one--Best Decking. It's the third consecutive year that Pool & Patio has participated in the site-wide About.com Readers' Choice Awards.
Composite decking has increasingly become the popular choice for residential decking applications. As companies and consumers have become more environmentally aware, the recycled materials that make up some of the composite decking products have been another reason to favor this type over more traditional wood. Also known as wood-polymer composites, wood alternatives or synthetic decking, composite has quickly become the fastest-growing decking material for residential use in the past dozen years.
What makes decking worthy of recognition?
- Retention of original color
- Mildew, mold and weather resistance
- Sagging and flexing resistance
- Stain, fade and scratch resistance
- Cost--something for every budget
- Range of products
- Reputation of company and product
- Design and style
Ready to meet the finalists, presented in alphabetical order?
First up: Duralife