In recent years, innovations in plastic decking materials have made dramatic improvements over traditional wood decking. Known as composite decking, this durable and attractive material looks like wood, but it’s actually made from a combination of wood and plastic.

Plastic composite decking is becoming increasingly popular with homeowners for a number of reasons including:

  • Resists warping, splintering, cracking, rotting, and sun damage better than wood.
  • Attractive prefinished appearance that goes all the way through the material.
  • Low maintenance, doesn’t need periodic refinishing like wood.
  • Can be made from recycled materials.
  • Easy to cut and install.
  • Less expensive than wood decking over time due to lower maintenance costs.

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Danny Lipford

Danny Lipford


Danny Lipford is a home improvement expert and television personality who started his remodeling business, Lipford Construction, at the age of 21 in Mobile, Alabama. He gained national recognition as the host of the nationally syndicated television show, Today's Homeowner with Danny Lipford, which started as a small cable show in Mobile. Danny's expertise in home improvement has also led him to be a contributor to popular magazines and websites and the go-to source for advice on everything related to the home. He has made over 200 national television appearances and served as the home improvement expert for CBS's The Early Show and The Weather Channel for over a decade. Danny is also the founder of 3 Echoes Content Studio,, and Checking In With Chelsea, a décor and lifestyle blog.

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