While solid wood reigns supreme in the world of furniture and fencing, composite wood has started to give wood a run for its money. So much so, that you can find composite lumber in stock at several home improvement centers right next to our beloved wood.
With this in mind, let’s take a closer look at the world of composite wood and what makes it unique.
What Is Composite Wood?
In short, composite lumber is a type of product made from a mix of various types of wood that have been recovered and recycled along with the combination of plastic and chemical compounds.
While there are typically equal amounts of wood and plastic in composite boards, some have higher levels or wood in the mixture.
Composite boards are especially useful when creating outdoor decks, as they are rot-resistant and require lower levels of maintenance.
Benefits of Composite Wood
Composite Wood is Environmentally Friendly
For those of you concerned about your environmental footprint, composite wood is environmentally friendly. These products reuse materials that would otherwise end up in landfills.
Not only this, but it decreased the need to harvest new wood, which helps to lower the rate of deforestation on our planet.
Composite Boards Can Handle Various Weather Conditions
If you live in an area that gets all four seasons, composite lumber may be a great choice for you. These composite decking boards are designed to handle a variety of weather conditions.
It’s important to note that these boards will not cup, rot, or splinter. It’s a far cry from what can happen with their solid wood counterparts.
Composite Wood Is Low Maintenance
Another benefit to composite wood is that it’s quite low-maintenance. The composite boards used are often resistant to mold, mildew, and termites, so you won’t have to worry about installing it in humid areas.
You won’t need to stain or oil your boards to keep them looking fresh either. Cleaning is quite straightforward as well.
When you composite boards are looking a little dull, freshen them up with some soapy water and a high pressured wash. If there are any stubborn stains, a stiff brush with soapy water should take them right out.
Liberty Deck & Fence Co. Is Here For Your Fencing Needs
Here at Liberty Fence & Deck Co., we are committed to providing our customers will quality service to meet their needs. We love working with our clients to provide them with customized wood fences for their properties. If you’ve been considering a fence update or installing your first fence, don’t hesitate to contact us. Our mix of professionalism and quality will be sure to win you over.
Fill out our online contact form to receive a free fence and deck estimate. Tell us a little bit about the kind of deck or fence you are looking to build to help us provide you with an accurate estimate. Once the form has been filled out, a member of our team will contact you as soon as possible.