Sunshine Contracting is a TrexPro Contractor
TrexPro Contractors complete installation and product training regularly and strive to always be up to speed on all Trex products. In addition, in order to be a TrexPro Contractor, you must meet certain general liability insurance and licensing requirements. TrexPro Contractors are a select group of experienced, talented, and dedicated professionals armed with the tools and resources to make your decking experience a great one.
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Composite Decks Are Environmentally-friendly
If you relish the idea of having a large backyard deck to lounge away the summer months but hate the idea of killing several trees to build that deck, the answer for you may be a composite deck.
Composite decks are decks that use materials that come from two or more sources, and in many cases, one of those materials is recycled plastic. It’s an option that should spark the interest of any homeowners seeking to combine their love of the outdoors with their love of preserving the outdoors.
The Dominance of Wood
For many years, wood was the material of choice – or in some cases, the only material of choice – for homeowners seeking to add a deck to their homes. As decks were supposed to afford homeowners a small piece of the great outdoors, wood many times added to the attempt at rustic charm and relaxation.
But because wood was subject to relatively rapid deterioration (stripping it of its bark made it more susceptible to the elements and insects), pressure treated wood was invented. This involved injecting the wood with chemicals to make it resistant to water, insects and fungus. But while this helped the wood last longer, it still meant that trees would have to be chopped down to create the deck.
Composite Decks – The New Environmental Choice
Enter composite material, a new option for environmentally conscious homeowners. Arriving on the home construction scene in the 1990s, composite material combined wood pulp and recycled plastic, primarily bottles and bags. The wood itself, in many cases, was also recycled from older decks and other discarded wood construction projects. It represented a way for concerned homeowners to help curb the logging of trees while still enjoying the advantages of having an outdoor deck that closely resembled the more popular wooden decks.
There are several manufacturers of composite decks material, but the most popular are TREX, Evergrain, Fiberon and Timbertech. TREX bills itself as the world’s largest manufacturers of deck material that serves as an alternative to wood. Evergrain, meanwhile, claims to create the only composite deck material that is compression molded. Fiberon produces high quality deck, railing and deck hardware from composite material. And finally, Timbertech produces composite deck, railing and fence material from composites, as well as deck accessories such as lighting and furniture.
Composite material represents an alternative to using wood to construct your home’s new deck. Composite decks come in a large variety of styles and colors and are very easy to maintain. If you’re concerned about the impact of using wood on the environment, but still prefer the look and feel of wood, then the composite material might be the best option for your home.