A growing number of homeowners are choosing composite lumber rather than real wood for their decking. Made from recycled plastic, sawdust, and other wood byproducts, composite lumber is the ideal product for remodeling interiors and exteriors. The composite decking requires little to no maintenance and is non-rotting, twisting and splintering. Composite material is more expensive than wood, but highly valued for its efficiency and similarity to real wood, and is an excellent decking material.
Is composite wood stronger than wood?
Decks made from composite are stronger than wood decks, which have less natural resistance to mold, decay, and insects. Even pressure-treated wood will discolor and develop toxins when it ages. Also, they tend to have a shorter life span than composite materials.
Are there advantages of using composite wood?
Wood composites have many of the advantages that wood has, but they are lighter, more durable, and easier to maintain. With minimal maintenance, composite decking can last half a century, maintain its color for years, and withstand harsh weather conditions.
Is composite wood recycled?
80% to 100% of the composite decking available today is recycled, which makes it ideal for homeowners seeking a recycled product. Manufacturers offer a wide variety of colors so that homeowners can mix and match their decking by placing accent boards to create a customized look.
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