Plastic Lumber Yard Blog

The team at Plastic Lumber Yard regularly publishes blog posts designed to help answer questions about our products, the installation process, and to inspire. Browse out latest posts or skip to a specific topic.

Recent Posts

The Ultimate Guide to Low-Maintenance Outdoor Living in 2024

Discover the products that will help you create a low-maintenance outdoor living space in 2024!

Upgrading Your Deck in 2024

Thinking of upgrading your deck in 2024? Read our post to discover premium decking materials!

Choosing the Right Fence for Your Ranch Style Wedding Venue

Discover the benefits of using vinyl post and rail fencing, also known as ranch style [...]

Vinyl Railing vs Wood: Pros and Cons

Discover the pros and cons of both wood and vinyl deck railing.

Businesses That Could Enhance An Outdoor Space With A Pergola

Discover how businesses can greatly enhance their outdoor spaces by installing a vinyl pergola.

What is Wainscoting?

Discover wainscoting, an affordable way to add architectural design to your home.

Livestock That Can Benefit From A Plastic Lumber Enclosure

Discover why plastic lumber is the best choice when building livestock enclosures.

PVC vs. Wood Beadboard: Which One is Right for You?

Discover the differences between PVC and wood beadboard so that you can choose the best [...]

Marine Board: The Ultimate Solution for Boat Repairs

Discover Marine Board, a highly versatile and durable material that is a great choice when [...]

Elevate Your Interiors: The Timeless Charm of PVC Beadboard Paneling

PVC beadboard merges a classic elegant design with durable and waterproof material. Learn about the [...]

Nominal vs Actual: What You Need To Know About Lumber Dimensions

Learn about the difference between nominal and actual dimensions and how these measurements can impact [...]

Installing A Beadboard Porch Ceiling

Learn all about the benefits of using cellular pvc beadboard for a porch ceiling.

How Can Plastic Lumber Be Used In Zoos?

Learn how plastic lumber and plastic sheeting can be utilized for zoo construction projects.

Transform Your Bathroom with PVC Beadboard

Learn all about the benefits of using PVC beadboard for wainscoting in a bathroom.

Plastic Lumber for the Oil and Gas Industry

Learn about how plastic lumber and sheeting can be utilized for various projects in the [...]

How To Electrify A Vinyl Fence

Read our guide on how to electrify a ranch style vinyl fence.

Different Applications For Plastic Lumber in the Construction Industry

Learn about the top 5 ways in which contractors use plastic lumber for their projects.

Deck Builders Should Partner With A Trusted Supplier

Plastic Lumber Yard supplies decking builders with the durable and long-lasting lumber they need to [...]

What is Rackability in Fencing?

If you're installing a fence on a property that has a slope, you need a [...]

Ideas For Turning Your Pergola Into The Perfect Outdoor Entertainment Area

Are you ready to turn your outdoor property into a visually stunning and functional entertainment [...]

How To Clean Plastic Lumber

Learn how to clean plastic lumber without damaging the boards.

How Can State Parks Use Plastic Lumber?

State and national parks can benefit greatly from using plastic lumber for a wide range [...]

Using Plastic Lumber For Wetland Boardwalks

Why is plastic lumber the best choice when it comes to building new and replacing [...]

Are Railings Required By Code On Deck Stairs?

Learn all about the building codes that apply to handrails on deck stairs in both [...]

Fall And Winter Vinyl Fence Maintenance

Keep your vinyl fence in great shape by following these fall and winter maintenance tips.

How To Install A Split Rail Fence

Installing a split rail fence can be a great DIY project for any property owner. [...]

Can Plastic Lumber Help Reduce The Cost Of Running A Farm?

Learn more about how farms can use plastic lumber to reduce operating costs and increase [...]

Swimming Pool Fences: What Is The B.O.C.A. Code?

Learn about which types of vinyl fencing meet the required building codes for pool fences.

7 Things To Consider Before Purchasing A Privacy Fence

Learn about the seven important factors to consider before purchasing your new privacy fence.

It’s National Swimming Pool Day! Celebrate With A New Pool Fence

Happy National Pool Fence Day! Learn all about how a vinyl pool fence can enhance [...]

Why Is Poly Lumber More Durable Than Traditional Lumber?

Learn more about the properties that make poly wood more durable than traditional wood lumber.

Can A Commercial Deck Be Built With Plastic Lumber?

Learn about how the International Building Code determines which materials, like plastic lumber, can be [...]

Best Outdoor Furniture Options For Businesses

Read about the most frequently ordered outdoor furniture pieces for businesses from Plastic Lumber Yard.

Deck Railing 101

Learn more about when deck railing needs to be installed, the different types of deck [...]

The Best Deck Building Materials For Tropical Climates

Learn about the best deck building materials for tropical climates.

May Is Deck Safety Month. Is Your Older Deck Safe?

Did you know that May is Deck Safety Month? Read about the top 5 safety [...]

Why Are Pergolas So Popular?

Learn all about the benefits of installing a pergola on your home or business.

2022 Deck Design & Building Trends

Get the latest information on the top decking building trends of 2022!

Using Plastic Lumber For Horse Stables

Learn about why plastic wood boards are the perfect building materials for barns, stalls, and [...]

Complete Guide To Dock Building Materials

Learn about the top three materials used to build docks.

What Are The Parts Of A Pergola?

Learn all about the different parts that make up a pergola so that you can [...]

DIY Boat Projects With Marine Board

Learn about all of the DIY projects that a boat owner can do with HDPE [...]

The Complete DIY Pergola Shopping Guide

Are you shopping for pergola? Read our guide to learn more about how to pick [...]

Transform Your Outdoor Space Into An Office

Our latest post includes ideas for creating the perfect outdoor office!

City Planners Should Use Plastic Lumber – Here’s Why

Learn all about how plastic lumber can be used in various projects in any city [...]

How To Install Vinyl Fencing: A DIY Guide

Are you wondering what it takes to install your own vinyl fence? DIY home and [...]

The 6 Most Common DIY Decking Mistakes

Learn about the common mistakes made while building a DIY deck so that you can [...]

How To Install A Vinyl Fence Post

Learn how to properly install a vinyl fence post, creating a strong foundation for your [...]

Plastic Lumber: A Sustainable Solution For Vineyards

Learn all about the benefits of using plastic lumber at a winery.

6 Creative Uses For Plastic Lumber

Our plastic lumber has been used in dozens of construction projects - read about some [...]

What Is Poly Lumber?

Learn all about poly lumber, how this building material is made, and the construction applications [...]

How To Choose A Fence For Your Dog

Looking to install a fence for your dog? Learn about which fencing styles are best [...]

Yearly Vinyl Fence Maintenance Tips

Although vinyl fencing is low maintenance, it does require some yearly care. Read our post [...]

Do I Need A Fence For My Commercial Property?

Are you researching the right type of fence for your commercial property? Read our post [...]

The Advantages of Using Vinyl Split Rail For Horse Fencing

Why is vinyl split rail fencing a great option for horse farms? Read our post [...]

How Plastic Lumber Can Be Used In Medical Building Construction

What are the challenges that are faced by contractors in medical building construction? How can [...]

An Update On Plastic Lumber Lead Times

This past June, our team published “Why Are Leads Times So Long For Plastic Lumber”. [...]

What’s The Best Decking Board For Cold Climates?

If you live in an area that experiences winter weather it's important to choose a [...]

What’s The Difference Between HDPE Lumber And Composite Lumber?

Two of the most popular wood alternatives are HDPE and composite lumber. Explore this blog [...]

Planning A Pool Deck For Next Spring? Here’s What You Need To Know.

Installing a pool and surrounding deck in 2022? Planning is one of the most important [...]

5 Deck Design Ideas You’ll Love

Fall will be arriving soon, the perfect season to enjoy cooler weather outdoors. One of [...]

Building A Pergola Over A Patio

Does your patio feel like it’s lacking something? Does it feel flat and boring? Are [...]

What’s The Difference Between A Pergola, Arbor, & Gazebo?

Learn more about pergolas, arbors, and gazebos to determine which could be the right shade [...]

How To Choose A Contractor To Build Your Deck

Your new deck will be a space that is used for entertaining friends and family. [...]

Decking: How To Choose The Right Materials

Learn about the most pros and cons of the common materials used to build decks.

Using Plastic Lumber To Build Furniture

Building your own furniture can be a rewarding project. Working with traditional wood is certainly [...]

DIY Fence Installation Mistakes You Can Easily Avoid

One of the best parts of owning a home is the ability to make it [...]

DIY Pergola Essentials

Building a pergola is the perfect DIY project! However, not all pergolas are made to [...]

The Benefits Of Vinyl Deck Railing

You’ve started the process of adding a new deck or porch and now you need [...]

Vinyl Railing & Plastic Lumber: Perfect For Shore House Decking

Summer is here and millions of Americans are heading to the shore for some fun [...]

Changes In The Plastic Lumber Industry: Impacts On Lead Times

The team at Plastic Lumber Yard wanted to take a moment to address the most [...]

How To Choose The Perfect Deck Color

You’ve decided to add a deck to your home - congratulations! You’ve likely put a [...]

2021 Updates To Your Outdoor Space That Will Impress

When was the last time you spruced up your outdoor living space? Your deck, patio, [...]

Spring Cleaning Guide For Your Outdoor Space

Spring is the perfect time to refresh, reinvest in, and renew your outdoor space. A [...]

Why Should I Choose A Vinyl Pergola Over Wood?

Pergolas can be a beautiful addition to any outdoor space and it’s natural to feel [...]

How To Choose The Best Fence For Your Property

Have you been thinking about adding a fence to your property? You likely have a [...]

The Top 5 Climbing Plants For Your Vinyl Pergola

Although pergolas are a beautiful structure in their own right, each one can frequently be [...]

Decks

Decking: How To Choose The Right Materials

Learn about the most pros and cons of the common materials used to build decks.

How To Choose The Perfect Deck Color

You’ve decided to add a deck to your home - congratulations! You’ve likely put a [...]

How To Choose A Contractor To Build Your Deck

Your new deck will be a space that is used for entertaining friends and family. [...]

Planning A Pool Deck For Next Spring? Here’s What You Need To Know.

Installing a pool and surrounding deck in 2022? Planning is one of the most important [...]

The 6 Most Common DIY Decking Mistakes

Learn about the common mistakes made while building a DIY deck so that you can [...]

Can A Commercial Deck Be Built With Plastic Lumber?

Learn about how the International Building Code determines which materials, like plastic lumber, can be [...]

The Best Deck Building Materials For Tropical Climates

Learn about the best deck building materials for tropical climates.

What’s The Best Decking Board For Cold Climates?

If you live in an area that experiences winter weather it's important to choose a [...]

Fences

Swimming Pool Fences: What Is The B.O.C.A. Code?

Learn about which types of vinyl fencing meet the required building codes for pool fences.

How To Install A Vinyl Fence Post

Learn how to properly install a vinyl fence post, creating a strong foundation for your [...]

How To Choose The Best Fence For Your Property

Have you been thinking about adding a fence to your property? You likely have a [...]

7 Things To Consider Before Purchasing A Privacy Fence

Learn about the seven important factors to consider before purchasing your new privacy fence.

How To Choose A Fence For Your Dog

Looking to install a fence for your dog? Learn about which fencing styles are best [...]

Yearly Vinyl Fence Maintenance Tips

Although vinyl fencing is low maintenance, it does require some yearly care. Read our post [...]

Pergolas

Ideas For Turning Your Pergola Into The Perfect Outdoor Entertainment Area

Are you ready to turn your outdoor property into a visually stunning and functional entertainment [...]

Why Should I Choose A Vinyl Pergola Over Wood?

Pergolas can be a beautiful addition to any outdoor space and it’s natural to feel [...]

The Complete DIY Pergola Shopping Guide

Are you shopping for pergola? Read our guide to learn more about how to pick [...]

Building A Pergola Over A Patio

Does your patio feel like it’s lacking something? Does it feel flat and boring? Are [...]

The Top 5 Climbing Plants For Your Vinyl Pergola

Although pergolas are a beautiful structure in their own right, each one can frequently be [...]

DIY Pergola Essentials

Building a pergola is the perfect DIY project! However, not all pergolas are made to [...]

What Are The Parts Of A Pergola?

Learn all about the different parts that make up a pergola so that you can [...]

Why Are Pergolas So Popular?

Learn all about the benefits of installing a pergola on your home or business.

Railing

Are Railings Required By Code On Deck Stairs?

Learn all about the building codes that apply to handrails on deck stairs in both [...]

Deck Railing 101

Learn more about when deck railing needs to be installed, the different types of deck [...]

The Benefits Of Vinyl Deck Railing

You’ve started the process of adding a new deck or porch and now you need [...]

Vinyl Railing & Plastic Lumber: Perfect For Shore House Decking

Summer is here and millions of Americans are heading to the shore for some fun [...]