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Armadillo Decking

November 30, 2015

Why Use Armadillo Decking

If you have been thinking about adding a deck to your home, consider Armadillo decking. Armadillo decking is a trusted name in composite decking. There are two types of Armadillo decking, Armadillo and Armadillo Lite.


Armadillo decking is made of composite material, which is a mixture of wood pulp and recycled plastic materials. It resists scuffs, scratches and fading, which makes it desirable for durability and a long lasting life.

Armadillo Lite

Armadillo Lite boasts the same benefits as Armadillo decking, but it is 20% lighter. This makes it easier to handle and transport. Armadillo Lite also uses less material than Armadillo decking.

Armadillo Decking

The benefits of Armadillo decking include:

Low maintenance: easy to clean, resists mold and mildew. Armadillo decking can be hosed off to remove debris. A mild detergent and water can also be used to easily scrub any spills or dirt buildup. In addition, rock salt or calcium chloride can be used on the decking to prevent freezing and melt ice during the cold winter months. Power washing your Armadillo decking is not recommended as it can damage the surface of the deck.

With composite decking, the need to stain or to provide a protective finish over the years for maintenance is unnecessary. This saves the homeowner time and money in the long run, not to mention the headache and hassle of a do-it-yourself stain job.

Durable: compared to wood, composite decking is stronger and more durable. With winter right around the corner, it is easy to see why you would want a low maintenance choice for decking. Weather such as snow, sleet, ice and rain can do great damage to your deck. Because Armadillo decking resists fading, scuffs, and scratches, it makes it an ideal choice for Pittsburgh’s cold, harsh winters. In addition, Armadillo decking will not crack or splinter and resists many types of stains, as compared to natural wood.

Attractive: Armadillo decking’s exterior layer is made with a truly unique composition of material that allows it to blend and disperse the color pigments in such a way that it captures the genuine look and beauty of real wood. It also comes in a variety of colors including: tumbleweed, foxtail, painted desert, canyon gray, and rustic red.

Environmentally friendly: Armadillo decking is made of 100% recycled materials, using approximately 50% wood and 50% recycled plastic.

There are great benefits to composite decking such as Armadillo and Armadillo Lite. Compare your options to see which works best for you.

For more information or a decking quote, contact Pittsburgh’s decking professionals at Quaker State today!