When it comes to improving any property, building or rebuilding the outdoor living space is one of the most common improvements done. Decks, fences, and pergolas are usually added to the backyard. Traditionally, these types of improvements are built using wood that would match the design or style of the property.
Natural wood, however, requires constant maintenance because it is susceptible to rotting and molding, and can crack and fade with extensive exposure to sunlight, rain, snow, and the changing weather. So despite wood’s aesthetical advantages, it simply cannot last for years while sustaining its look and function. This leads to the need to periodically replace certain areas of the property made with wood to maintain the living space.
Fortunately, thanks to advances in technology, specifically with regard to HDPE lumber, using wood on properties can now be cost-efficient. Sporting the look and feel of natural wood, HDPE lumber can help homeowners build additional living spaces made entirely from wood, without worrying about rotting, molding and even fading wood.
Labeled as #2 plastic, HDPE is one of the most commonly used plastics in the country. Found in plastic bottles, milk jugs, and refillable plastic bottles, recycled HDPE is the major component of HDPE lumber. So when an owner chooses to use this material to improve the outdoor living space, he is doing the environment a favor by using materials made from recycled plastic, and minimizing the use of natural wood.