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ON DECK: Sustainable Choices for Decks and Railings

Posted by Hilary Daninhirsch

Mar 12, 2015 1:51:00 PM

Wood is still a popular choice, but new technologies are making composites more attractive and sustainable.

A DECK ISN'T JUST an appendage on a house. Decks blur the barrier between indoor and outdoor living. There are myriad sustainable decking and railing options to consider, from classic wood to the scores of new composite decking materials. Many of these incorporate recycled substances that would have otherwise ended up in the landfill, including carpet fibers, plastics, rice husks, bamboo and wood flour.

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Topics: Green Landscaping, outdoor living, green products, decking, eco-landscaping

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