Customize Your Composite Deck


Tips to Make your Fiberon Composite Deck Truly Your Own

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Not all composite decks are created equal. In fact, no one deck should look the same. Give your deck its own personality. Here are four areas you can focus on when looking to customize your new composite deck.

  • Intended use – start with the main function of the deck. If my deck will be used for dining and entertainment, I’m going to consider putting an offset on for a barbecue or outdoor kitchen. Or even an area for a table and chairs. If you prefer lounging and relaxing, I would consider an area to put shading, such as a pergola.
  • Railingrailings come in a variety of colors, shapes and styles, ranging from conventional to spectacular. Like your deck, your railing choice depends on the desired function.
  • Color/pattern – today there are many colors to choose from. With so many choices, you no longer have to settle for a solid color composite deck. You can use a different color to picture frame and highlight the main color. Make the fascia match the rails. Add dimension by putting a breaker board down the middle of a hardwood-colored deck, like our Horizon Ipe or Rosewood. The breaker board can also help create a herringbone patter. There is no rule that the boards have to run parallel or perpendicular to the house. The possibilities really are endless.
  • Lighting – how much do you want and where do you want it? You can light the caps, the rails, the steps or any other part of the deck based on your preference and need.

Be creative and treat the deck like another room of the house. If you need help, check with a deck building professional in your area and use this composite decking photo gallery for inspiration. Feel free to share with us pictures of your customized composite deck at [email protected].


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