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Why is Plastic Lumber More Expensive than Wood?

By admin - Last updated: Tuesday, November 30, 2010

The most common use of recycled plastic trash bags and waste wood fibers is plastic or recycled lumber. The main advantages of using recycled lumber products are that it is more durable than wood, is heat resistant, insect proof and versatile and comes in a wide variety of different styles and colors. Recycled plastic lumber [...]

Composite Decking

By admin - Last updated: Monday, November 8, 2010

Many of us enjoy sitting on our decks during the summer months, but one thing that many of us hate are the bugs. Wood decking has a tendency to attract bugs such as termites, wood bees and wood roaches. Bugs can cause not only a problem when trying to entertain; it can also be dangerous [...]

Advantages of Plastic Fencing

By admin - Last updated: Monday, March 1, 2010

Fencing is considered to be a landscape element, which has the capacity to be both attractive and functional at the same time. Adding a fence to the front or backyard of a home or business, creates a sense of privacy and security both for the family and pets, and sometimes must be maintained. One of [...]

Fiberglass Fence Posts

By admin - Last updated: Monday, February 22, 2010

Fiberglass composites added to fencing materials have revolutionized the industry of fencing as most people know it. The fencing is constructed of light-weight strong, flexible materials and is the product of choice for many homeowners and businesses. Fiberglass is also used because of uniformity and strength, while aluminum could be cheaper, it could lead to [...]

How Plastic Lumber is Made

By admin - Last updated: Monday, December 14, 2009

Plastic lumber is becoming a popular green building material. This product is made from recycled plastics. But, many individuals do not know how this amazing building product is made. Hopefully this article will take the mystery out of how plastic lumber is made. Many of us wonder what happens to that empty plastic milk jug [...]

What is Tensile Strength?

By admin - Last updated: Tuesday, November 3, 2009

The term tensile strength can be a confusing term for many. What is tensile strength? For one, it is not the strength of that shiny type of tensile that is commonly put on a Christmas tree. Tensile strength is how much stress a building material can take before it reaches its breaking point. Many materials [...]

The Lowdown on Plastic Lumber

By admin - Last updated: Thursday, October 15, 2009

With many people concerned about environmental issues, selecting a greener alternative for building projects is a must.  With the many new products that have showed up on the market for building material in past the few years, none can compare to plastic lumber.  The many advantages of using plastic lumber are numerous.

Tips for Building a Gazebo with Synthetic Lumber

By admin - Last updated: Friday, September 18, 2009

There are many modern building material options for the average Do It Yourselfer to consider before diving into their next out-door construction project. Literally dozens of manufacturers are producing composite decking material that combines the wear resistance of man made technologies and the environmental considerations too keep a project “In the Green.” The benefits to [...]