Environmentally friendly decking is good for you, your family and the planet.
A deck is extremely desirable to homeowners. Not only does it give you a comfortable outdoor space to relax, but it is a great place to entertain guests at the same time. Unfortunately, traditional decks tend to need repair and replacement from time to time. In the end, this is actually pretty harmful to the environment because of the waste the process creates.
However, if you are looking for environmentally friendly decking, there are some pretty amazing options out there. For example, our range of wood-alternative decking is fantastic for this purpose.
One of the best things about these products is that they are beautiful and sustainable. You will not need to worry about needing to replace decking or railing. Plus, no harsh chemical cleaners, stains or preservatives are needed to keep the deck looking its best. Also, you won’t need to worry about decay, cracking or issues like termites when you choose this type of deck.
Another great thing about this decking material is that it is made from quite a bit of recycled material. Unlike traditional decking, trees are not needed in the creation of the material, which means they will not need to be cut down. This helps to protect natural habitats of animals all around the world.
Since about 2.8 million hectares are cut down each year, 50-80% of which are cut down illegally, reducing the need for wood is critical to the health of the planet. This process also helps avoid 50,000 tons of waste from making its way into landfills every year.
Finally, homeowners can enjoy environmentally friendly decking by cutting down the energy it takes to have the materials manufactured and delivered. These products are all produced near manufacturing facilities in order to cut down on the amount of fuel it takes to transport them.
NexGEN capped composite decking is made from locally-sourced recycled plastic, timber mill scraps and other materials. Using these materials means we prevent more than 50,000 tons of plastic and other waste from ending up in landfills or incinerators every year. Plus, our composites prevent further deforestation, are free of the toxic chemicals often found in pressure-treated lumber and are manufactured in a process that produces zero water waste.
NexGEN is definitely a great choice for homeowners looking for environmentally friendly decking.
If you’re going to make a deck an addition to your home, make sure to build a deck that is not harmful to you, your family and the environment. To learn more about how you can add this type of environmentally friendly decking to your home, be sure to contact us today.