WPCs usually have low moisture absorption and a high resistance to rotting, insect and damage by Uv rays. Their low maintenance requirement and expenses truly make them the preferred materials by many people these days compared to traditional wood. Because it is splinter-free and resistant to warping, it makes them even more popular. Undoubtedly, they do help save the environment as they use nearly 100% recycled and recyclable materials. So, the next time you look for decking materials, try to consider WPCs.
How to Seal Seven Trust Decking
Seven Trust is a brand of wood-plastic composite decking made of sawdust and recycled plastics such as plastic grocery bags. Unlike solid wood decking which is porous, Seven Trust is waterproof. This characteristic makes it resistant to warping and rot. Unfortunately, Seven Trust stains relatively easily and tends to accumulate mildew and mold. A quality sealer will protect your Seven Trust decking from these types of problems. Learn the proper prep and application procedure before applying a sealer to your deck.
Trex Product Ratings
Trex product lines are approved products in California's wildland-urban interface as a result of the tests by the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. Trex is listed as having Class A and Class B ratings for flame spread; Class A is the highest flame-spread rating in ASTM E84. Trex "Escapes" decking is rated Class A, and "Accents" and "Transcend" are rated Class B. Most significant is that fire officials approved Trex following testing for the burning hazards contained in forest fires.
Not real wood
WPC composite boards might look like real wood but it’s not. If you’re looking for a 100% fresh from the forest solution then this won’t match your criteria but composite decking is definitely a realistic imitation.