Keep Decking Cost Down: Go Plastic

Using plastic for your deck can help keep decking costs down. Plastic also has other advantages. Read on for more information.

What Is It

Despite the name, plastic decking isn’t entirely plastic. It’s generally also made with reclaimed wood, which is lumber that has been harvested from other buildings for reuse. Because it’s made with a combination of materials, it looks and feels more like wood than like plastic.


Since it’s made of reclaimed wood and other components, the start-up costs to build a deck with plastic decking are relatively low. Not only will you save money up front, but you will save money on upkeep over many years. You won’t have to worry about resealing the deck every year or replacing splintered boards. You can also rest assured that your plastic decking will never rot or be infested by bugs.


Since the material lasts much longer than a traditional wood, plastic decking is much better for the environment. Lumber can be made of both recycled plastic and reclaimed wood that may have otherwise ended up in a landfill. Easy maintenance means no harsh chemicals that could harm the environment or your family.