Composite decking is an environmentally friendly lumber alternative that combines plastic and wood fiber. Pros: Weather resistant; Stain resistant; Lightweight; Won't splinter or rot; Low maintenance. Cons: Some look obviously fake or cheap; Some brands can be slippery; Not resistant to mold and mildew,

Pressure-treated wood decking contains chemical preservatives to make it more resistant to insects and rotting. Unfortunately, many For decking material to be labeled “eco-friendly,” it must be produced in such a way that it does not have a negative impact on the environment. Pressure-treated wood has

University of California Cooperative Extension This field demonstration shows the performance of three decking products approximately 35 minutes after a standard 6-inch by 6-inch Class B burning brand was placed on the top surface of each deck. The untreated redwood (far right) and the wood-plastic

To preserve the look and feel of wood but upgrade in terms of longevity, you might want to consider a redwood or cedar for your decking materials—they make for gorgeous decks and are naturally resistant to warping, cracking and pests. The downside: they're about three times as expensive as pressure treated lumber,

You have many options available, and choosing the right decking material for your lifestyle can impact your long-term satisfaction with your new deck. But have no fear, we're here to Red Balau is naturally decay and rot resistant and because it is kiln dried, it will easily accept stain and sealers. As a Kiln Dried Wood, it is 4

The widespread popularity of PT lumber isn't surprising: it's affordable, readily available coast-to-coast, and easy to cut and fasten with nails or screws. Most PT decking is milled from southern yellow pine, and then chemically treated to resist rot, fungus and wood-boring bugs. The two most common sizes of treated decking

warm, humid climate of Tennes- see, untreated wood will quickly rot and won't last long enough to justify any cost savings. Extension. DECKING. LUMBER. OPTIONS. Treated wood. Preservative chemicals can be added to otherwise susceptible wood to make it resistant to decay fungi (rot) and insects. Wood protection treat

Craft-Bilt decking is painted with a superior “Super Durable” powder coat formula that has passed AAMA's highest paint criteria, AAMA 2605, for things like adhesion, hardness, impact resistance, corrosion and much more. In fact, we left our decking in the salt spray test booth for over 1½ years and the paint

Dear Pablo: I am building a deck and am trying to decide between wood decking and a composite materials like . Which one is more The environmental impact of composite decking can be minimized by planning all cuts to minimize scrap and by carefully capturing the sawdust. A composite deck will