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Guidelines to Purchase Composite Lumber

By Julia Roger Subscribe to RSS | July 3rd 2012 | Views:

If you are looking for an alternative of wooden item, then composite lumber is the thing to be chosen. It is made up of plastic, woods fiber and at times wood covered with plastic sheeting. You can experience several advantages of using this item. To start with, due to the waterproof nature of plastic, it does not rot even if you keep it exposed to moisture and water for a longer period. Another thing is that, bugs and insects do not affect it, thus, it is not damaged so easily. However, certain kinds of plastics are there that you should never purchase since they are hazardous for both environment and your health.

Plastic lumbers always make good and thoughtful purchase. You can save a good amount of money if you purchase these items. It is better to follow the necessary guidelines for purchasing plastic lumbers. Always go for re-usable or recyclable materials. These are made from LDPE or low density polyethylene and HDPE or high density polyethylene. Since these are easily procured and can be recycled as well, these plastics are used for making diary product and water containers as well. You must keep in mind that you should never go for plastics made up of PLS with PVC and polystyrene because these are neither decomposable nor re-usable or recyclable.

Ensure that you are not buying plastic with fiberglass as it may cause pulmonary lung disease. However, since plastic is sturdy and hard, it can be used for making tables, benches and chairs. The best thing that you can do is to buy plastic sheeting from manufacturers, who procure them from locally available recycling centers. It is worth mentioning that you should avoid using those materials, which are made up of non-recyclable plastic material. Always go for composite lumbers that are made up of fifty percent recycled plastic. These guidelines would help you to make informed choice.

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