I think I’ve been pretty vocal about my cautionary perspective on using composite for deck jobs. If a customer for some reason insists, then we will do it for them. But you can be sure that I’ll pass on all my concerns to them. Not only does the material not look quite right, but it doesn’t seem to hold up as promised by the manufacturers.
Here’s a case in point. Louisiana-Pacific (LP), a large composite manufacturer, recently recalled their composite products. You may recognize LP through their brand “Veranda”, sold in Home Depot stores. The recall had to do with 37 reports of composite decks breaking…resulting in 14 injuries. Click below to learn more-
Composite Decks Recalled by Lousiana-Pacific
After reports like this, it just doesn’t make much sense to me to use composite…particularly when there are so many other great options. What has been your experience of composite material? I’d love to get some feedback.