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Published: Thursday, 8/14/2008

Build an Environmentally Friendly and Easy to Care for Deck

(ARA) - Spring is just around the corner and with it comes visions of the great outdoors. The time is right for homeowners to plan and build a deck that will extend living spaces to the outdoors and create an environmentally friendly and easy to care for space to entertain friends and family.

"Adding any deck can make your home feel brand new," says Martin Grohman, chairman of Correct Building Products, makers of CorrectDeck CX decking and railing products. "But with a composite deck, homeowners can take advantage of previously unused outdoor spaces without the maintenance and hassle of traditional wood materials."

The experts at Correct Building Products provide the following five reasons to build an ultra-low maintenance and environmentally friendly deck:

It's good for the environment. Adding a deck can decrease the expanse of lawn to fertilize and water. Using a PVC-free, ultra low-maintenance composite product made from recycled hardwood and plastic is sustainable, lasts for years, and is recyclable.

Ultra-low a maintenance decking products eliminate the annual need for scrubbing, sanding and staining or painting. They only need the occasional sweep or spray with a garden hose. You can then spend time enjoying your deck year after year rather than working to maintain it.


Create a safe outdoor play area for pets and children. With appropriate railing and gate systems, deck space is safe for animals and kids of all ages. Newer composite decking surfaces are even safer with no worries about injuries caused by cracks and splinters in wood decks.

Create a great outdoor entertaining space. A grill plunked down in the grass is one thing, but why not create a permanent home for your outdoor cooking station next to a gleaming patio table and comfortable deck chairs? Ultra-low maintenance composite decking resists stains and spills wipe up easily. Additionally, cooking indoors during the summer heats the house and can add to air conditioning bills.

Take a vacation in your own backyard. Fuel prices are rising and travel is becoming more expensive. A deck can create an outdoor living space that makes being in the yard feel like a retreat everyday.

If you're considering a deck, Grohman suggests taking an environmentally responsible step beyond the traditional stained wood planks.

"An ultra-low maintenance product is worth the investment," he says. "The products come with a lifetime warranty and will save time, labor and materials. Best of all, it's sustainable." Courtesy of ARAcontent



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