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Can I buy it?

The price list quotes a 'contractor's price'. Can individuals purchase your products?

Yes. Call us at (610) 277-3900 to order or fax us your project dimensions (610) 277-3970 and include a return fax number if possible.

Sizes? Real Dimensions?

Dear Cindy, Where can I get samples for the plastic decking since your web site contains no crossection of the decking. I have an area 8 x 27 foot to cover that is 10 foot above ground and weight is a factor. Larry L. Ward

Larry, Our product sells just like lumber sizes. For example: a 2 x 4 is really 1 1/2" x 3 1/2"ect..the only true size on our premium grade is the 1/2 x 8 which measures a full 8", which is designed to cover up a 2x8 in wood which actually measures 7 1/2".

Crates and Skids?
I need to build crates and skids to move heavy equipment. Would use mainly 4x4, 4x6, and 6x6 lumber. Is your product suitable for this application? How does pricing compare to traditional lumber?

All of our material can be used for crates and skids. The initial outlay is more than wood, so you need a closed loop or in warehouse system to make it cost effective. The pallets and crates we've made so date are indestructible.

Backyard Play set?

 I am exploring alternatives to pressure-treated wood for a backyard play set (complete with swing rail, club house, ladders, etc.). Is this an appropriate use of your product?

Hi, we can supply the "lumber", as in plastic, for your play set, but not the slides and swings.

Glue on plastic?

We are a sandwich panel maker and we would like swap plywood with plastic wood
(mainly for moisture protection of foam cores). Our questions: Is plastic wood easily glued? If so can you recommend glues? Does plastic wood have better stiffness then ply wood? Will plastic wood improve impact resistance? Can plastic wood be repaired? Thanks and I hope to hear from you soon! regards, Paul Lazo

Hello Paul! Plastic sheeting will be more flexible then plywood, however, it will be much more durable and easy to repair if damaged. It is almost impossible to damage it! The best glue we have found so far in Lexcel. Email me   for more details! Cindy.

Your web page covers the use of mechanical fasteners but does not mention glues. Is this product glueable? If so please provide complete details. Also, can this product be bent with heat to a curve that will be maintained upon cooling? Thanks!

Hi, we have not had a lot of good luck with glues, although geocel has some silicones that work with HDPE. As for curves, if the material is up on end, you can curve and fasten. If it is on the flat you can heat and bend or provide us with a jig and we will put it in the jig hot off the press for the curves.

Sun? Light? Heat?

Do you have a catalog of you products specifications on size width/lengths and $$$. Are your products solid or hollow. How does it hold-up in sun light heat. We are looking to use it for sub-structure for decking projects also for lanai/patio covers. Do you produce 4"x6"or 8" x 16' boards.

Our product is solid and contains additives for UV stabilization and polymer degradation. We ship factory direct to most locations outside the Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey, Ohio, New York, Maryland areas of the Delaware Valley where we ship with our own trucks.  If you need samples let us know. Cindy.

Cold Weather Tolerance?

I am interested in your product but live in the weather-neurotic county of Canada. It gets hot (90 degrees) in the summer, cold in the winter (-35 degrees), and doesn't know what to do in between. I have read about the heat tolerance of your products but what about its durability and tolerance for extreme cold? What testing have you done to ensure I will make a good investment by building my deck out of your lumber?

Your concerns are good . We have had our product tested by a state with similar temperature extremes. It passed all the tests.  Also, make sure your design is structurally sound if this is a new application for do-it-yourselfers. We offer computer aided design services.

Fencing?

I'm very interested in your product for a split rail type fence around our property. Is there a local distributor in the San Diego area. How would I get a sample of your brown color? Thanks!

We ship factory direct to your area. Email  your fencing requirements and we will provide a delivered quote.

Mixing Wood & Plastic?

Dear Cindy, I would like to know whether you could give me more info on the mixing of plastics with wood. I hear its been done in the US but we here in South Africa are still keen to learn more. Can you help me out please. Best regards, Pieter Keser.

Happy new year Peter! Our plastic lumber is made with hdpe plastic and NO wood. there are several brands that are made with varying types of wood or saw dust. prior to setting up our manufacturing in 1996 ( we started as distributors in 1990), we did a lot of research on product composition. Our goal was to produce a product that we could give a lifetime warranty to. we ruled out wood and plastic mixes even though they are less costly, because we had seen installations cake apart like press board when exposed to the outdoors, especially in high moisture areas. we also ruled out commingled plastics as we had seen delaminating with some products. if you would like samples, let us know. for information on distribution or licensing, email us.

Use as curbing?

Could you provide information on the use of recycled lumber as curbing/landscaping separators between a sand bed playground area and an asphalt activities area Re: Local outlets in RI for your product line; cost of timbers (4" x 4" or larger or pre formed curbing materials) Application at our Elementary School in Richmond, RI Thank you Jen Anderson

Hi,  This is an excellent application for plastic lumber. In addition to what you can find on the price page, I have some less costly 4 x 4's in both gray and black that are substantially less. Call me at (610) 277-3900 on Monday and I'll give you the pricing. Cindy

Deck materials costs?

Cindy, I very much appreciate the work you're doing -- recycled plastic is a wave of the future, here today. Can you help me estimate the cost of a modestly designed (nothing too fancy) 250 square foot second-story deck (including supports, stairs to the ground, and a gate)? And how might that cost compare to typical lumber? Thanks so much!

If you fax me (610) 277-3970 a sketch--nothing needs to be scale---I will do a quote for you. In terms of comparison of priced wood, our material is comparable to clear cedar and 2- 2 1/2 times treated wood. However as you can see from the picture  our product looks great, where as the wooden dock looks worn---:) BTW the dock is a month older than the deck, both 3 years old at the time of the picture.

Wainscoting?

 I have a basement that has a habit of trying to turn itself into an indoor pool. I am considering using your t&g product as a wainscoting. Do you make anything thinner than the 1x6? That would seem like overkill in the thickness. Something around three inches wide would be nice too, but I can live with the six inch size.

Our 1 x 6 t & g can be routed with a  groove to appear like a 1 x 3 t & g with standard routing equipment. we have done this for jobs on historic properties and the historic commissions have approved it. we can router for you for shop time or you can do it. If you would like a sample of what this looks like, email us  or call us at 610-277-3900.

FSA Contracts?

Hi - Do you have Federal GSA Contracts available for the purchase of your goods? Bronx Community College of The City University of New York utilizes all Federal GSA, City and State Contracts for purchases of this kind. Are you a sole vendor of this type of furniture? is there a supplier in the NYC area? Please advise. Thanks much.

Let us know what you need and we will provide a quote. Metropolitan lumber (ask for tom) in long island city is a dealer for us. we have had contracts with many states and universities, but do not have a federal contract at this point.

How are things recycled?

How are things recycled? Which is better: Cardboard or Styrofoam, paper or plastic?

All three are good. Our plastic lumber is made from recycled hdpe #2, basically milk jug material. For detailed information on recycling from start to finish, you may want to contact your local recycling coordinator or the national recycling coalition. You'll find links on our Friends Page. Students welcome here :-)

Hometime show?

Cindy, I was watching a episode of Hometime on the learning channel and they referred to a product by Plastic Lumber Yard ? It was a 3' X 6' sheet of what looked like drywall except it was made of recycled products and had the appearance of granite once it was sanded and finished with poly coating. Is this your product? If not a subsidiary of your company? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

Hi, I'm really not sure if that was our product or not, we have 4 x 8 sheets and can make them look like paneling for an extra cost. If you have the date and time of the show I'd be interested to see if it was our product. The sheeting comes in black and white, however, we can provide you with our tongue and groove plastic lumber in a multitude of colors ,serves the same purpose as stated on the web page. What color would you like and how many feet in height and distance would you like to cover? Please check our price and size page Here: Thanks for your interest! Cindy.

Plastic Lumber Start up information?

I am a pro bono business consultant in Yerevan, Armenia. I have client who is interested in developing  a plastic lumber business in this country. Armenia is a third world developing country, formerly a USSR country and has no lumber to speak of but has lots of used plastic. I am in need of general, beginning,  information on how one starts this business. I would appreciate all the help you could provide me. Thanks, Loretta Land.

Hi, Due to distance you will either want to warehouse by container load or license our technology and manufacture the material. I can tell you with confidence based on 9 years of selling plastic lumber what colors, sizes and lengths and profiles to stock. I would suggest you telephone me (610) 277-3900 to discuss the details. Thanks for your interest! Cindy

Floating dock?

I would be interested in pricing of your plastic wood I build floating docks using steel pipe and have used plastic wood, but I could not nail it in place. Currently using 2 by 8 fir on 3' 3" center's. Would your product span this using 22 pounds per square foot for load weight support, and what would be the weight of you product per lineal foot on a 2 by 6 board. Are large quantity orders discounted? Thank you.

Hi Jeff, our 2 x 6 will make  this span, however, you can also use sleepers 12" on center and use our 1 x 6 to reduce cost and weight. Our structural grade 2 x8 and 2 x 10 can be used for joists in the dock.  Our plastic lumber material can be nailed or screwed like wood, with no pre-drilling required. Thanks for your interest.  If you need dock references, please call us at (610) 277-3900 and we will put you in touch with dock builders who use our product. Cindy.

Burning Point?

In Los Angeles we are prohibited from using wood decks as they are perceived to have the same potential hazard as wood roofs. What data can you provide me regarding the flame spread and developed smoke properties of your plastic wood decking products. Arthur.

Arthur, although it has a higher kindling point than wood and is self-extinguishing when flame is removed, plastic lumber, like wood, will burn when exposed to a combustion source for a long period.  It will soften at 180* and melt at 435*f.  Flame retardants can be added for an additional charge. Cindy.

Ceiling Beams?

I am looking for decorative ceiling beams in molded plastic.  I live in the NYC metro area.  Can you help!!!!!!!!  thank you.

Hello, we have 2 x10's, 3 x 10's, 4 x 6's and other sizes that might fit the need.  Are you trying to have a "rough" look (my house is 120+ years and has rough beams) or a milled look?  Both can be accomplished.  Thanks, Cindy.

For Boats?

I am redoing an older classic yacht.  The teak and plywood decks are completely rotted and I am looking for an alternative to plywood and fiberglass.  Would you please let me know if you have anyone in the Philadelphia area distributing your products or how I might obtain information. Thanks,  Bob.


Hello Robert! Our factory is in Norristown, PA. Our teak colored plastic lumber looks and feels like the real thing without the rot and maintenance. It is ideal for boats. Let us know what you need. Cindy. Read more at the questions & answers page! Click Here!

 

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