A Factsheet from Austin Energy's Green Building Program: Deck Lumber Alternatives

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Decks built of the most popular wood products, treated yellow pine, cedar or redwood, require extensive annual maintenance to keep them looking good and structurally sound. If you fall behind on this chore, your deck can rapidly deteriorate and may be come, at best, unsightly and, at worst, unusable.

You can save yourself all that money on cleaner and sealer and all that time in maintenance by choosing a no maintenance deck material. Download this fact sheet to learn about:

  • The economics of using an alternative decking material
  • Why these materials are a good choice
  • What kinds of material are available
  • Links to alternative material websites

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