Protecting the Environment
Your state-of-the-art outdoor living space brings you even closer to outdoor living. Because PVC and composite decks are good for the environment.
Trex® pioneered the use of recycled wood and plastic to create realistic wood-like deck surfaces more than 20 years ago, long before green was a buzzword. That matters to us. And we’re pretty sure it matters to you, too. Because in the end, all of us want to look out on our decks and know that we’ve done our part.
Since then other companies have come up with similar approaches to creating environmentaly-friendly deck materials. All of them offer wonderful benefits that you just don’t get from wood, so you have the piece of mind that you’re helping the earth every time you enjoy your outdoor living space.
It gets better yet. Because your PVC or composite deck is going to stand up to the test of time better than wood, which means you won’t have to cut down trees in the future to keep it maintained. These alternate decking materials have long warranties and are virtually maintenance-free.
An XMT deck is an environmentally responsible deck
Hundreds of millions of pounds of plastic and wood are saved from landfills each year by makers of composite decking materials. So in addition to contributing to a healthier environment, building an eco-friendly deck also contributes to your good karma. Trex, one of our suppliers, has produced a sustainability report to help you better understand the many ways you help the environment when you build a deck with these modern materials.
Reclaimed wood that would otherwise end up in a landfill finds its way into the components we use for our high-performance composite decks. By using reclaimed sawdust, no trees have to be cut down to make your outdoor living space. Which makes it even easier to enjoy being outside.
Composite decks contain recycled plastic from a variety of sources ranging from the overwrap on paper towels to dry cleaner bags, sandwich bags, newspaper sleeves, and grocery and shopping bags. A typical 500-square foot composite deck made from Trex products contains 140,000 recycled plastic bags!
Eco-friendly processing methods by manufacturers like Trex help the earth in numerous ways. Likewise, our PVC decks include a 50-year fade and stain warranty, so you are saving the environment for a lifetime. No wonder we feel good about building with these great products.
Start by telling us about the design you have in mind. We’ll provide a no-obligation quotation.