Poly-wood the green solution to Traditional Wood
Poly-wood the green solution
to Traditional Wood by; Glenn Mast
Poly-wood is a
green dream. Not only does the product, which is made up of recycled plastics,
and sawdust and formed to look like wood, comes in many colors, helps save the
landfills, but it also protects the future of trees by offering an alternative
for construction of furniture, garden lighthouses, birdhouses, wind chimes, fences,
decks and outdoor landscaping decor.
This new plastic lumber is
finding a great reception in the hearts of many contractors. Since poly-wood
first began being used commercially in 1990, it has been found that it does not
fade, is not affected by the elements, and is often more durable than
traditional lumber used in the same applications.
Another great benefit of
using poly-wood for a building project, like the new back deck you've been
thinking about, is that it is not susceptible to termites or other insects. The
industry has recognized that plastic lumber is the perfect solution to outdoor
construction and have designed the poly-wood to look more like traditional
wood. It can also be cut like real lumber, making it easy for even a DIYer to
The plastic lumber has also
gained popularity in the outdoor décor industry. The poly-wood can be found in
bright, playful colors for use on the beach or next to a pool. It also comes in
more traditional wood tones for a classic look in the outdoor room next to the
pond. The best thing about the new technology is that it does not have to be
The only downfall to the poly-wood
to date is the expense. It does typically cost more than traditional products.
The industry is working hard to offer a variety of products that will entice
all aspects of the public to discover poly-wood. The variety of colors and the
variation of sizes being offered make finding the perfect piece for your
project a snap.
When the cost is taken into
consideration with all the benefits - the durability, the strength, the
maintenance free aspect, you will find that in the long run it will be more
cost effective than traditional wood and especially the impact on the
environment - it is easy to see how the popularity of the poly-wood will only
continue to grow.
Resource: Glenn Mast is a successful business owner of a couple
websites that offer Amish Handcrafted Products. His sites offer products
and information about Amish Made Products & decor for your home,
lawn or garden.