Material Type: Wood/Plastic Composite
What you need to know
Plastic resin or polyvinyl chloride (PVC) is mixed with wood flour (or sawdust) and extruded into planks in a variety of colors and textures. Step and railing systems also are available.
Composites cut like wood but don't rot, shrink, warp, or splinter. The components can't be used for structural support (beams or joists). Dark colors may show weathering; compare new and "aged" samples.
Warranties range from 10 years to life. No need to stain or paint yearly. Clean as needed with soap and water, household detergent, or deck cleaner. A mildew treatment may be necessary for boards in shady areas.
$1.75-$4.75 per square foot, uninstalled.
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