Composite decking generally has a positive response from experts and consumers. Composite materials have benefits, such as reduced maintenance and being eco-friendly, but they also have drawbacks, such as eventual fading and absorbing a lot of heat in summer.
Experts recommend purchasing higher quality, slightly more expensive brands, such as Trex and Timbertech, as stated by HGTV. These brands come in a wider range of colors and styles and usually have solid color through the entirety of the board. Higher quality brands don't show scratches as badly because of this compared to lower quality composite boards that just have an exterior color coating.