California Redwood is a popular decking material, and for good reason. Besides it beautiful finish, it outperforms composites and plastics that some homeowners have chosen for their decks. If you’re considering a big outdoor project for this spring, keep in mind these advantages of using California Redwood:
Appearance: You can easily treat stains on redwood with household cleaners and finish for long-lasting beauty, but composites and plastics are often susceptible to stains and cracking.
Renewability: As a natural material, redwood is 100% biodegradable, but plastics and composites end up in landfills.
Maintenance: While all decks require some maintenance, redwood is a low-maintenance choice compared with composites and plastics.
Energy-efficiency: Redwood is grown naturally using the sun for energy, whereas a lot of gas-powered energy is put into producing plastic and composite materials.
Comfort: Even as redwood bakes in the sun, it retains a safe temperature for bare feet.
Firesafe: California Redwood meets strict fire codes, whereas some composites and plastics do not due to the chemicals in them.