Material longevity – As stated in the initial paragraph, composites last longer, they do not rot nor do they attract termites. In addition to this, unlike other woods you will not have to worry about your composite wood splintering. The problem however is that this longevity also makes the wood easy to scratch. If you have a very playful dog you may want to keep him or her away from your composites as any scratches made on the wood will not be very easy to smooth out.
Limited Fading – While your composites may start fading fairly quickly, probably within the first three months of summer, the fading stops after the initial fading and retains its colour for a longer time than normal wood. The problem is the wood is also prone to staining. If you have children make sure they do not leave food stains on your composites because these stains can be very difficult to remove. It’s even worse if you get grease on you Composites, grease stains could permanently stain your composites creating a brownish appearance and ruining the smoothness of your composites.
An idea you want to pursue with the Composite decking option is building an outdoor tub surrounded by a composite deck. This will make for a spot for those hot summer nights when you need to be outdoors but in the privacy of your own yard.