Composite Decks. Learn the pros and cons of using composite decking as opposed to other materials Genevieve Schmidt Low-maintenance - “99% of my clients ask for a low-maintenance landscape,” says Chuck Edwards of Breckon Land Design Inc. in Garden City, ID. Capped composite needs little care beyond hosing
In much of the country pressure treated wood is also the most widely used material for deck surfaces along with deck railings, stair treads and lattice. This is a great option for decking because it is long-lasting and the most economic of decking materials. Pressure treated wood is treated with chemicals to resist rot, decay and
Some companies use Rice husk fiber to eliminate the risk of mold altogether. These new capped composite products are still heavy, prone to a bit of noticeable sag between joists long term, but all in all, they age much more gracefully than the first generation material. PVC decking on floor Decking (PVC
My clients also wanted a deck that would withstand constant exposure to salt and the weather extremes of New England. Although we would use pressure-treated yellow pine for the framing material, we ruled out pressure-treated decking because it tends to crack and check after a few seasons. Wooden lumber would also
Hey Mr. Green,. I belong to the Cool Cities group Cool Joliet. We have a controversy over raised beds in a community garden. Should we use cedar wood or composite lumber for the beds? Composite timbers are a blend of wood fiber and UV-protected polypropylene, 100% recycled material, and the
Decking materials billed as green aren't always all they're cracked up to be. Selecting sustainable decking materials that are durable and reliable can be difficult. Transportation emissions are a major contributor to greenhouse gases, and if you use a local harvester, it's easier to track where the lumber came from and
There are many railings that provide beauty to your deck design and added safety for all who use it. Complete the look of your deck with post caps. Made from a variety of materials, these decorative caps are attached to the top of rail posts to add a custom look. The is the place to go to get everything you need
Less maintenance than wood decks; Most use recycled materials; Durable; Long lasting; Won't rot away. Personally, I like that composite with composite deck owners. Garden Structure says, “The color fades and cleaning with the harsh chemicals they recommend leaves the decking chalky and porous.