What kind of maintenance is needed?
Our mineral filled plastic lumber is designed to require very little maintenance. Other than cleaning the material with a garden hose, broom or pressure washer, there really is no maintenance needed!
What tools are needed during installation?
No special tools are needed during installation. Our mineral-filled composite plastic lumber cuts, routers and drills much the same as natural lumber.
Does the material expand or contract with temperature changes?
Yes, like all alternative wood materials on the market today, our mineral-filled composite plastic lumber expands in the heat and contracts in the cold on the butt ends of the boards. To work around this, we recommend that you incorporate a small gap between boards to account for this slight movement. We provide you with guidelines to follow in installation, which are based on current temperature and potential extreme temperatures.