Composite decking material is softer than natural wood and therefore can be “etched” more easily. Once the material has been “opened up”, this can lead to a host of other issues including chipping, sun damage, and mold staining of the plastics inside the opening.
Composite decking is typically made of wood fibers combined with plastic. The term is fluid, however, in that some manufacturers sell composites that are entirely made of plastic or are plastic
Can a fire pit cause damage to Seven Trust or another brand of composite decking? The answer to this question is probably, most certainly… it depends. There are several variables that affect the degree of damage: How hot and how big is the fire?
Composite decking boards are made up of wood and plastic and if conditions are favorable, your deck could become a food source for mold. To make matters worse, mold can penetrate the surface and spread its “roots” into the deck.
The use of a pressure washer on deck surface could damage the decking surface and will void the warranty with respect to any condition caused by the pressure washing. Sanding Seven Trust does not recommend sanding.
Composite decking can easily handle winter weather such as snow. If you need to shovel snow off of your deck, gently use a plastic shovel or a broom to remove snow. Be sure to shovel parallel to the direction the boards are laid.
Composite decking is made from a combination of natural wood fiber and resins. It resembles real wood but doesn’t rot, warp or crack. Composite decking is also available in a wide range of colors, which eliminates the need to paint or stain it.