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Should I Install My Own Composite Decking or Hire a Professional?

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If you’re thinking about upgrading your outdoor space with composite decking, you may wonder whether to take on the project yourself or hire a professional.

Both options have their advantages and disadvantages, and the decision ultimately depends on your skill level, available time and budget. 

Let’s explore the pros and cons of each approach to help you make the right decision.

DIY Composite Decking Installation

One of the main advantages of installing your composite decking yourself is the potential to save money on costs. If you’re handy with tools and have experience with similar projects, you may feel confident in your ability to tackle the job. Plus, there’s a certain satisfaction that comes with completing a project with your own two hands.

However, installing composite decking can be daunting if you’re not particularly skilled in DIY projects. If you’re unsure about any aspect of the installation process, it’s better to be cautious and consult with a professional.

Before deciding to install your composite decking yourself, consider the following:

  • Do you have the necessary tools?
  • Can you dedicate the time needed to complete the project?
  • Are you prepared to handle any unexpected challenges that may arise during the process?

If you answered ‘yes’ to all of the above questions, a DIY installation might be a feasible option for you. If you decide to go this route, you can find a wide range of composite decking options and accessories from the Assured Composite website.

For more help and support, check out our step-by-step decking installation guide.

Professional composite decking installation

For best results, we strongly recommend hiring a professional to install your composite decking. While it can be more expensive upfront, you can enjoy the peace of mind that comes with knowing your deck is being installed by an experienced and knowledgeable professional.

One of the biggest benefits of hiring a professional is the speed and efficiency with which they can complete the job. A skilled contractor will have the tools and expertise to get your composite decking installed quickly and with minimal disruption to your daily life.

Plus, a professional installer will ensure a flawless, high-quality finish that may be difficult to achieve on your own. 

When considering hiring a professional, keep the following in mind:

  • Choose an installer with experience installing composite decking and a track record of satisfied customers.
  • Verify that the installer is properly trained and insured to protect yourself in case of any accidents or damage during the installation process.
  • Check for accreditations that indicate the installer has the necessary skills and experience.

It’s also important to note that may get a better deal from installers in the winter due to the summer monthly commonly being booked up.

Ultimately, the decision to install your composite decking yourself or hire a professional depends on your individual circumstances. If you’re confident in your DIY skills, have the necessary tools and time and are working with a relatively straightforward deck design, a self-installation may be a cost-effective option. 

However, if you’re unsure about any aspect of the process, value a quick and efficient installation or simply want the guarantee of a professional finish, hiring a skilled installer may be the best choice.

Regardless of which route you choose, Assured Composite offers a fantastic selection of high-quality, durable composite decking options to help you create the outdoor space of your dreams. With a 25-year warranty on residential products and a 10-year warranty on commercial purchases, you can trust that your investment will stand the test of time.

Order your composite decking today.