What Are Some Good Composite Materials for Building Decks?


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Waste wood, cellulose and plastic are some of the best and most commonly composite materials for building decks. The increasing ease of mixing waste wood or cellulose and plastic makes composite decking popular.

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Manufacturers use plastic resins and wood fibers as the main materials in making composite deck boards. Through recycling, wood waste and used plastic containers present a viable source of materials for composite decking.

Composite decks are durable, weather resistant and do not need painting or staining. Another benefit associated with composite decking is the ability to recycle waste wood and plastic to form the materials. These benefits translate to higher costs compared to wood decking.

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