Plastic vs Composite Deck Boards
Composite deck boards are a popular alternative to wood but aren’t the best decking material available on the market. That honor is awarded to HDPE lumber, more commonly known as plastic lumber.
Residential and commercial decks built with plastic lumber can last a lifetime. Plastic boards will never rot, splinter, or crack. These boards, made from recycled materials, don’t attract insects. There is almost no maintenance required, simply occasionally check for damage, tighten screws, and wash any dirt that accumulates.
Installing Plastic Lumber
No special tools are required to work with plastic lumber. Traditional woodworking tools can be used to build anything with HDPE. Plastic lumber can also be molded, giving it the ability to create unique shapes! Thinking of creating a deck with a rounded edge? You can do it without cutting boards with plastic lumber! To learn more about how to use heat blankets to shape the plastic lumber, contact our team.
How To Clean Plastic Boards
When it’s time to clean your plastic wood boards, you’ll want the following supplies:
- soft bristle brush
- dish soap
Alternatively, a power washer can be used.
Do Plastic Board Colors Fade?
Almost any product will fade when exposed to the sun, however, with plastic lumber, that fading is minimal. UV inhibitors are included throughout the plastic during the extrusion process and these inhibitors help to prevent serious fading, even when exposed to direct sunlight.
Actual Size: 3/4 in x 24 in x 8 ft
Wt(lbs) Per Ft: 8.75
Height: 3/4 in
Width: 24 in
Length: 8 ft
Color: Antique Mahogany, Driftwood Gray, Birchwood, Walnut, Coastal Gray, Brazilian Walnut