|Solid Vinyl Lumber:
Actually, HDPE or
High Density Polyethylene,
a recycled plastic lumber which is impervious to insects, mold, mildew and salt
water. HDPE never needs paint or stain, is more durable than wood, looks like
painted wood and has a lifetime warranty against checking, rotting, splintering
and insect damage. We chose an extruder making a very high quality board
with no voids, nice square corners and a convincing grain.
We purchase truck loads of the plastic lumber and mill our
own rail section in our wood shop. we have been using this material
for several years have learned the techniques necessary. The striking contrast
to the Ipe wood and clean white appearance is perfect. We feel that this product
is far superior to the typical hollow, shiny, PVC rails that are available on
the market, which rattle in the wind, look totally fake, crack in the cold
weather, are offer no strength.
Although not durable enough for flooring this plastic lumber
is the perfect choice for fascia boards and deck rails.