Proper care of your deck during the cold winter months helps it to keep its lasting function and beauty.
Clearing off the snow
Avoid using metal shovels, which can easily scratch the deck surface, and instead choose a plastic shovel. Run the shovel in the direction of the deck boards, rather than across them. Be careful around railing posts and mitered or butted decking joints, to ensure the post skirts and decking capstock does not get damaged.
Capped Composite decking from leading manufacturers such as Trex, TimberTech, Fiberon, Deckorators, and MoistureShield, are made by combining recycled plastics and wood fiber core, capped with a PVC shell. These will absorb and maintain heat more than wood, however, both will get hot to the touch when exposed to direct sunlight.