Low Maintenance Resilient Decking, Fencing, Railing

It is Saturday morning and you have nothing to do…except power-wash, sand, seal and repair the deck. Now imagine a long-term solution for decking, fences and railing that requires little effort in terms of maintenance or repair; does not peel, crack, splinter or fade; and can even get stronger over time. No more Saturdays working on the deck!

Already a proven solution for outdoor needs in terms of durability and resistance to ever-changing weather conditions, the growing use of recycled plastic lumber provides a solution that can last for decades. According to vinylbydesign.com, “fencing, decking, railing and other plastic outdoor products—including gazebos, arbors, and bridges—are among the newest applications in the building products industry.”

Because it will not rust or splinter, plastic outdoor living products often are not replaced as often as some other building materials. As an alternative to conventional products, the use of plastic products reduces the loss of habitat and soil from over-harvesting old growth forests.

Products produced of vinyl often can be reheated, melted and used again. Even the vinyl sawdust that is created by decking installation can be put back into the recycling stream.

Resilient Decking, Fencing, Railing Resources

The Specifier’s Guide to Vinyl Fencing

Many have faced a fence renovation project where classic and traditional style is critical, but the expense and time involved in maintaining the system requires more modern specifications. There are many weather-worn perimeter...

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Plastic Lumber Possibilities

Traditional applications find progressive results As a substitute for treated lumber, plastic lumber products resist insects, rot, moisture, and many chemicals. There are two different types of plastic-lumber products—the...

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Composites as High Performance Building Solutions

    What Is Green Construction? In both new construction projects and renovation work, design professionals are continuing to discover the advantages of green building solutions: plastic composite building products, including...

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Vinyl Net Zero Solar Decathlon Missouri SciTech CHAMELEON House

What is a green building? Host/Student Kyle Eby steps us through energy efficiency, sustainability, and Life Cycle Assessment attributes of the design and execution of this innovative home concept built for the Midwest....

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A Healthy Home

Products you use building a home can help save energy and pollution over the life of a building. More about the energy use over the life of a building at http://www.greenbuildingsolutions.org/Main-Menu/Life-Cycle-Assessment.

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