High and Dry After Flood Damage

Repairing the damage done to your home after a flood can look like an overwhelming job. In most cases, it’s best to seek out the services of a professional flood damage restoration team. But when my home flooded a few years ago, I found out that there were some things that I could do myself. Books, clothes, and even furniture can recover from water damage under the right circumstances. Knowing how to prevent mold, and remove it when you find it, can also come in handy after a flood. I know that it can be a devastating event for a family. That’s why I started this blog – to share my experience with flood damage and share the things that I learned that helped me put my home back together. With both professional help, and amateur ideas, hopefully you can learn something useful from my experience.

No Rotting, Splintering Or Staining: The Benefits Of Composite Deck Materials

Construction & Contractors Blog

Adding a deck to your home can increase its value and its exterior beauty. Having a deck off the back of your home is also nice for grilling and enjoying warm summer evenings. Learning more about modern, man-made materials for your home's deck construction is a good idea for preventing expensive and time-consuming maintenance and for ensuring your deck will last for many years to come.

Composite Materials Offer Affordable Durability

Natural wood rots easily, especially when you do not keep it protected with sealants. Some sealants are expensive and must be applied on a regular basis to keep wood from succumbing to the elements. Composite materials are manufactured out of recycled wood fibers and plastics. Composite decking materials also contain special pigments for rich color, additives to reduce fading and damage from the sun, and preservatives to prevent rotting and decay from external factors like mold and mildew. Composite deck materials offer durability you do not have to maintain, a great time- and money-saving benefit. Cleaning your deck with soap and water is the only maintenance you will need to worry about.

Composite Materials Are Easy On The Environment

The wood used in composite decking materials is ground-up waste wood, leftovers from sources like old furniture and usable mill wood that are recycled for their fibers. Composite materials also contain recycled polyethylene plastics made from shredded plastic grocery bags and milk jugs, a huge bonus for the environment by keeping these items out of the landfills. Some composite materials are made using recycled paper products instead of wood fibers for greater resistance to fading from the sun. If you would like to build a new deck while also lowering your environmental footprint, choosing composite materials is the way to do so.

Composite Materials Have The Look Of Real Wood

During the manufacturing process, many types of composite decking materials are embossed with wood grain to give them the appearance of real wood. You can even choose some composite materials that look like older wood that has faded some, giving a real appearance to the materials. Several colors and styles are available for you to choose from, making it a lot easier on you locating just the right materials for your needs. Taking your time to look for the material that best suits your home's exterior decor is a good idea.

Making the best choices for your home improvement projects means choosing materials that will last the longest while maintaining their aesthetic qualities. Composite decking materials make these choices easy and do so at a price you can easily fit into your budget. If you do decide that composite decking is the right choice for you, contact a contractor like Robert G Miller Inc. for more information.


12 January 2016