How to Choose Decking With a Low-Environmental ImpactNovember 24th, 2020 | by Admin Deck Experts | in Custom Deck Building | 0
Many of us are attempting to reduce our environmental impact as much as we can so the question must be asked, what can I do to reduce environmental impact when building a deck? What choices of decking have the lowest environmental impact?
Here are some tips to consider when looking for decking. Many toxic chemicals are used in the production of plastics and results in a product that is not at all biodegradable. Similarly, while wood is natural, its harvesting, and treatment can be an environmentally damaging process.
Wood also requires regular treatment with chemicals to prevent rot and maintain its appearance, which sort of offsets the natural angle. The most environmentally friendly choice these days is a fusion of the two, composite decking.
Most often this decking is composed of recycled wood with a polymer binding, thus making use of extraordinarily little plastic as well as avoiding the use of new wood which would require fresh lumber.
Composite Decking is durable, long lasting, highly resistant to rot and still available in a wide range of colors and styles. Here at Deck Experts we carry two of the leading lines of composite decking, Trex and TimberTech, for your low-environmental-impact decking needs.
TREX is one of the original wood-alternative, decking manufacturers, and they make use of reclaimed wood and recycled plastic in its manufacture. TimberTech produces more conventional composite decking with its standard composite lines, PRO and EDGE but it also offers the AZEK line, which contains no wood particles whatsoever and is made entirely of recycled polymer.
These decking options provide both environmental sustainability and a stylish appearance to make for the best-looking, most environmentally friendly, and easy-to-maintain deck you could want, and we recommend them.
Deck Experts, based in Surrey, BC, are professional deck builders with a long track record of success. We offer free estimates and long warranties and can build or fix any deck around. If you have any questions about this article or would like to talk to us about decks, please call us at (604) 626-7100.