March 31, 2023

10 Reasons to Choose Composite Decking for Your Spiral Staircase

10 Reasons to Choose Composite Decking for Your Spiral Staircase


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When it comes to adding an outdoor staircase to your home, The Iron Shop offers a variety of high-quality kits with numerous customizable options to match any need. One of the more popular materials we use is Trex® composite decking, a practical option that offers many advantages for outdoor staircases.

Composite decking has been a favored material for outdoor projects for over two decades because it provides a water and sun-resistant protective barrier. The boards withstand extreme weather conditions, including hurricane-force winds, and hold their color over the life of the product, unlike wood, which weathers if not routinely treated with sealants. Composite decking is also a smart option that offers both functional and aesthetic advantages, just like spiral staircases generally.

Trex® products are engineered to keep cooler than most other composite decking products, making them comfortable to walk on even on the hottest summer days. Trex® is also the world’s largest manufacturer of wood-alternative decking and railing, which means that customers can trust the quality of the product and the company’s commitment to sustainability.

Here are ten reasons why choosing composite material treads for your outdoor spiral staircase is the right choice for your home or building:

1. Space Savings

Spiral staircases are the right choice for outdoor areas where accessibility is limited. A spiral staircase takes up less space than a traditional staircase, which means you can have more living space in your outdoor area.

2. Unique Designs

Spiral staircases are a distinctive design element that can make any outdoor living space stand out. They are both functional and visually appealing and can add a touch of elegance to any outdoor area.

3. Natural Wood Looks

Spiral staircases made with composite decking are designed to look like natural wood, with a variety of color and grain options available. This gives it a warm and inviting appearance that is appealing to many homeowners.

4. Durability

Composite decking is engineered to withstand extreme weather conditions, including hurricane-force winds. This makes it an excellent choice for outdoor spiral staircases that will potentially face severe weather.

5. UV-resistance

Composite decking provides a protective barrier against sun exposure, which can cause other materials to warp or fade. This means that The Iron Shop’s spiral staircases will stay looking great year after year, no matter what Mother Nature throws at them.

6. Water-resistance

Even in the dampest climates, composite decking holds its color over the life of the product. Rain will not cause the boards to fade or stain over time, unlike wood, which weathers and rots without regular maintenance.

7. Non-slip Surfaces

The boards have non-slip, wood grain textures that make them safe to walk on, even when they are wet. Non-slip treads and handrails are essential for safety in outdoor spiral staircases.

8. Eco-friendliness

Composite decking is made from 95% recycled plastic film and reclaimed wood. By using composite decking, we are helping to save natural resources and keeping plastics out of landfills, making it a sustainable choice.

9. Wide Array of Colors

The Iron Shop can match any home’s style and create visual interest with a wide range of color options. Composite decking offers a natural but contemporary feel that can make any outdoor living space stand out.

10. Warranty Support

Trex® is backed by a 50-year limited residential and fade and stain warranty. This means that customers can trust the quality of the product and the company’s commitment to sustainability.

Make Outdoor Living More Accessible, Attractive, and Eco-friendly

Proudly made onsite in our Pennsylvania manufacturing facility from durable and attractive materials like custom cut, powder-coated aluminum and natural-looking but ultra-tough composite decking, The Iron Shop kits can be customized with a wide range of trims, accessories, and material choices to match any style. Trex® is also America’s largest manufacturer of composite decking and redirects more than 400 million pounds of plastic and scrap wood from landfills each year, making it one of the largest plastic film recyclers in the U.S.

Plus, with numerous design options, including integrated LED lighting, it’s simple to choose a look that perfectly complements your outdoor space. Whether you’re looking for a modern or traditional design, we have the options you need to create the perfect look for your outdoor living space. The Iron Shop includes everything you need in our standard kit, including all components, fasteners, and easy-to-follow instructions.

We make the process of enhancing your home with a space-saving, stylish, low-maintenance, and long-lasting outdoor staircase as simple and hassle-free as possible.

Reach out today to learn more about the many advantages of an outdoor spiral staircase kit built with Trex® composites.