Sustainable Decking Solutions

Sustainable Decking Solutions: The Foundation We Build On at Legacy Decks

As we become increasingly conscious of our environmental impact, the demand for sustainable alternatives in every facet of life continues to grow. This extends beyond just everyday practices; homeowners and business owners are now seeking sustainable decking options for their outdoor living spaces.

At Legacy Decks, sustainable practices is not a marketing slogan: It is who we are. Decks free us from the indoors and bring us outside with nature. If we fail to be good stewards of our environment, there will not be any outdoors or natural resources to enjoy.

So, we make sure the processes we use, the materials we select, and the manufacturers we partner with all align with our passion to make sustainability the foundation of what we do here at Legacy Decks.

We love partnering with homeowners and business owners who have the same passion for adopting sustainable practices into their lives so we can leave this world better than we found it.

How Legacy Decks Incorporates Sustainability into its Business

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Our commitment to sustainability in the custom decking industry is evident through our focus on promoting and using sustainable materials:

  • Steel: Steel is durable and long-lasting. Decks built with a steel structural framework have a longer lifespan and need less frequent replacement. Steel is one of the most recycled materials in the world, and it is often made using recycled steel.
  • Vinyl and Composite Materials: Composite decking is made from a blend of recycled wood fibers and plastics. Vinyl decking is made from synthetic materials and recycled plastics. This use of recycled materials not only diverts waste from landfills but also reduces the need for virgin timber.
  • Aluminum: Aluminum is durable and recyclable. Aluminum is often used for deck railings. They can be recycled at the end of their lifespan without degradation in quality.
  • Recycled Materials: Utilizing recycled materials in deck construction means fewer new resources are extracted and processed, which is beneficial for resource conservation and reducing environmental impact.

By choosing these materials, when we work with people like you, together we are reducing the environmental impact associated with deck construction and maintenance.

Benefits of Eco-Friendly Decking Materials

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Because there are so many benefits of using eco-friendly decking materials, they are our No. 1 choice when building decks. These materials have a positive impact on the environment because of their durability and low maintenance requirements. Because composite and vinyl decking materials do not rely solely on wood, they help us reduce the pressure on forests and the related environmental impacts of logging and deforestation.

 Why Legacy Decks Likes TimberTech Decking Products

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We like TimberTech because they are like us: A company that is truly passionate about sustainability. That’s why we are proud to recommend TimberTech as a decking option for homeowners who are also passionate about sustainability.

TimberTech is committed to using recycled materials. The TimberTech composite decking lines incorporate 80% or more recycled materials, while the TimberTech Advanced PVC line contains 60% recycled material.

Another impressive aspect of TimberTech’s sustainability efforts is their dedication to conserving trees. Using their vinyl and composite decking, TimberTech has saved over three million trees from being used for deck building and replacements.

TimberTech products also reduce chemical use. TimberTech, unlike traditional decking materials, does not require frequent staining, painting, or sealing with potentially harmful chemicals.

TimberTech’s commitment to advanced recycling capabilities is evident in their state-of-the-art recycling facility in Wilmington, Ohio. This facility is dedicated to transforming recycled materials into outdoor living products, further reducing waste and promoting a circular economy.

Water conservation is another area in which TimberTech excels. TimberTech recycles up to 97% of the water used during production through closed-loop filtration systems.

Sustainability is ingrained in TimberTech’s manufacturing process. The cores of their capped composite deck boards are made from up to 100% recycled wood and plastic, resulting in an entire board that contains around 80% recycled content.

Ready to Work With Legacy Decks on a Sustainable Decking Project? Reach Out Today

When you choose to work with Legacy Decks, you are choosing to help build a greener future with us.

When you are ready to make a sustainable choice for your decking project, Legacy Decks can help guide you through the process of choosing vinyl or composite decking materials.

Click here to learn more about services offered by our award-winning specialists at Legacy Decks. Interested in creating the outdoor living space of your dreams and usher in a sustainable future today? Get started with a free estimate!