You wouldn’t think that using redwood for your deck would be very eco-friendly. But if you are yearning to be green, but don’t like the look of composite materials, redwood may be the prefect fit for you.
According to the California Redwood Association, via BobVila.com,”Redwood is grown and harvested in accordance with the highest environmental standards in the world, tapping the sun for energy and soaking in California’s famed North Coast fog. Roughly 90 percent of all product-producing redwood forests are certified by the Forest Stewardship Council or Sustainable Forestry Initiative as sources of environmentally-sound building materials. In addition, redwood uses 97% less energy to produce than plastic.”
In fact, redwood may be more environmentally-friendly than those composite materials, which take a lot of chemicals to create. In addition, many composite materials aren’t recycled and end up sitting in landfills.
And, redwood isn’t that expensive. According to BobVila.com, premium woods like redwood and red cedar cost $18 to $22 per square foot. Not bad considering composite materials can cost $20 a square foot.
Exterior Specialties of PA is here to help with all of your redwood decks, deck building and deck repair needs. Call us today at 215-453-9180 for your FREE estimate.