As of 2015, both Home Depot and Lowe's customers give positive reviews to Trex composite decking because it weathers well, according to the stores' websites. Home Depot customers also favor Veranda ArmorGuard composite planks because they are durable, while Lowe's customers are positive about ChoiceDek's effortless installation.
Home Depot customers appreciate the Trex beach dune composite decking for its protective shell. One customer states that it is a maintenance-free product. However, another reviewer indicates that the decking is difficult to clean with regular cleaning supplies. As for installation, a Lowe's customer recommends building the frame after receiving the order because plank sizes differ between shipped batches.
The Veranda ArmorGuard receives high ratings because it looks fresh and new after two years. One Home Depot customer states that guests and tradesmen rave about the deck. Another reviewer notes that it gets extremely hot in direct sunlight. Some customers indicate that planks are not consistently square and require a large amount of force to straighten.
For easy installation, Lowe's customers recommend ChoiceDek Foundations beach house gray decking. The planks are easy to cut using a compound miter saw, notes an installer. Although one customer says the DIY project is effortless and looks gorgeous when finished, another reviewer expressed concern about potential mud and grime.