Stone Age Decks look brand new long after composite decks wear out. We have replaced dozens of composite decks that are less than 20 years old with Stone Age Decks. Composite decking is made of plastic and plant fiber, usually wood, saw dust and peanut shells. Plant fiber absorbs water and expands, causing the deck board to split open and deteriorate. Plant fiber is also a perfect environment for mold and moss growth. As a result, composite deck manufacturers have been sued many times over the years for deceptive advertising and poor product performance. To combat deterioration, most composite manufacturers now cap deck boards with a solid PVC plastic coating. The coating is designed to stabilize fading and to keep water out of the core. But if the PVC coating is damaged, and allows water into the core, the deck board will swell up along damaged area and look terrible. Some composite deck manufacturers now process the plant fibers so they cannot absorb water. But this technology comes at a price.
Stone Age Decks do not fade. Not now. Not ever. Unfortunately for Madison homeowners with a faded composite deck, fading is not usually not part of the warranty. And if you ever need to replace a deck board, it will not color match the existing deck due to fading.
Stone Age deck pavers do not shrink or expand. Composite decks expand and contract with the temperature, creating gaps in cold weather. Homeowners with composite decks can expect gaps at the end of deck boards during cold periods.
Stone Age Decks use no fasteners, just gravity and sand to hold pavers in place. We use a special adhesive on perimeters and steps. No visible fasteners. With composite decks and perimeter boards, you can’t hide fasteners. You’ll always see some screw heads on composite decks. Most Madison homeowners want a deck without visible fasteners tarnishing its appearance.
Stone Age Decks offer unbelievable design and color selections. Stone Age pavers come in many sizes and styles, with 27 color choices. We can custom design a deck that is truly your own, one-of-a-kind creation.
For more than 35 years, Kool View has been creating amazing spaces where Madison area homeowners can enjoy the great outdoors in comfort and beauty. You won’t find more conscientious or experienced deck builders and resurfacing experts in the Madison area.
With decades of experience, we also offer consultations on deck design. Let us know how we can help you create the deck of your dreams.