Roof decking is available in a variety of different materials to fit the needs of specific applications. Each option has its own advantages and disadvantages. Composite roof decking is a popular option that offers high durability and low maintenance. Let’s take a closer look at what composite roof decking is and how it performs to see if it’s the right material for your project.
What Makes Composite Roof Decking Different?
Composite material is a material made from two or more components that have different properties that, when combined, create a new material that is superior to the separate components.
Composite pavers are a blend of recycled materials, including plastics and rubber, and polymers that bind together to create an incredibly strong, durable, and recyclable material. Composite roof decking can also be manufactured in a variety of colors to complement the design aesthetic.
Does Composite Roof Decking Lay Flat?
Composite roof decking lays flat on the roof, but the roof will slope slightly to facilitate drainage during rain. In contrast, a pedestal roof deck system floats above the roof, to create a perfectly level surface. Pedestal systems are expensive and heavy and have a complicated installation process. If the actual surface of the roof is uneven with high and low spots or undulations, shims can be used to level out composite decking.
Composite Roof Decking Alternatives
Composite roof decking offers a range of benefits, but other materials have their own advantages and disadvantages as well. Other materials include:
Wood roof decking creates a beautiful aesthetic, but it requires sustained maintenance over the course of its life and is prone to warping over time. It should also be refinished, whether painted or stained, periodically, in order to maintain its appearance and remove any chipped or flaked paint.
Porcelain roof decking creates an upscale look and is best for spaces where the aesthetic takes precedent. It is shiny and slippery, so it can be dangerous for rooftops, especially after rain or when it’s wet with dew in the morning.
Concrete is a common roof decking material, and it is known for being durable and long-lasting as well as providing an industrial look. However, concrete can stain, so it isn’t best in areas where food or drink may be spilled. It is also prone to cracking on impact, and its weight can mean additional structural support is needed to support the pavers.
Benefits of Aspire Pavers
Aspire Pavers are three times lighter than concrete pavers which can easily chip or crack if they sustain an impact or as they are subjected to weather freeze-thaw cycles throughout the years. The lightweight composite material of Aspire Pavers not only makes them easier to manage and install, but it also means that it takes less energy to transport them.
Durable and Low-maintenance
Composite pavers are extremely durable, and Aspire Pavers have a 10-year limited warranty and lifetime no-crack warranty for residential applications
Easy to Install
Our patented grid system makes installation easy for contractors and homeowners alike.
Made with up to 95% post-consumer recycled material, Aspire Pavers include material from recycled scrap tire rubber and plastics. In fact, we have helped to divert millions of pounds of scrap from landfills since our inception as Azek in 2007. A key component of our company is focusing on maintaining and increasing sustainability both in our product and in our practices.
Create a Beautiful Rooftop Deck with Aspire Pavers
At Aspire Pavers, we want to help you create the rooftop of your dreams. With our lightweight, sustainable, and durable materials, you can create a space that is designed for comfort and will stand the test of time.
Contact the experts at Aspire today to learn more about our composite roof decking and explore our color and size options.