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Choose Recycled Decking Material for a High-Value, Low-Maintenance Space

March 31, 2021

Building a deck used to automatically mean building with traditional lumber, like pressure-treated wood. However, thanks to valuable innovations in materials science over the last two decades, you now have the option of high-performance, low-maintenance — and sustainable — recycled decking material.

Why Choose Recycled Decking Material?

Recycle decking material featuring TimberTech AZEK Harvest Collection in Slate Gray with hanging chair

Recycled decking material is a major component in our composite decking — and for good reason.

TimberTech® decking offers you unique advantages you can’t find with wood.

Recycled Decking Material Advantages

High-value, low-maintenance living: Nix the wood stain, keep the gain. Our composite decking retains its appearance and durability, so you can protect your back, and your budget.

✓ Sustainability: TimberTech® composite decking supports green or eco-conscious initiatives and can help in achieving LEED-certified construction.

✓ Enduring beauty: Our boards boast realistic grain patterns and nature-inspired hues, just like real wood. Unlike real wood, they resist fading, staining, and weathering.

When it comes to recycling, our artfully engineered composite decking isn’t just the sustainable choice — it’s the superior one. Because Better Tech, Better Deck™.

Sustainability Is at Our Core — Literally

We source both recycled wood and recycled post-consumer plastics in creating our decking portfolio. Learn how a TimberTech deck benefits your home, and the planet.

What Is the Best Recycled Decking Material for My Project?

Choosing the right deck boards for your project depends on what criteria matters to you most.

Some of the major factors will likely include: best material for performance (so your deck stays low-maintenance); best material for aesthetics and sophisticated design; and best material in terms of value for the cost.

Best For: Performance / Low Maintenance

The more durable or better-performing your deck boards are, the less maintenance they will require. In the world of composite decking, warranty coverage serves as a strong indicator of performance.

Combining recycled decking material with innovative materials science allows us to offer composite decking products backed by industry-leading warranties.

Recycled decking material featuring TimberTech AZEK Vintage Collection in English Walnut with hammock

Choose Capped Polymer

The 100% synthetic TimberTech AZEK® decking line — made from majority recycled polymers — is backed by industry-best coverage, including:

  • A Lifetime Limited Product Warranty
  • A 50-Year Limited Fade & Stain Warranty

TimberTech AZEK decking was also named #1 in quality in the 2019 Brand Use Study by Builder Magazine.

Best For: Beautiful Aesthetics

Our technology allows us to take post-consumer plastics of many colors and densities — including darker material that often gets sent to the landfill — and transform them into beautiful, sustainable decking.

We therefore have the right options for your backyard build: nature-inspired hues, realistic grain patterns, and options for color-blended or monochromatic decking.

Inspired by Nature, Perfected by Tech.

Explore the full spectrum of our decking color portfolio to discover your ideal hue. Then, enjoy lasting beauty for decades.

Best For: Value for the Cost

Value isn’t just about upfront material cost — it’s also about product longevity. When you invest in something as impactful as a capped polymer or capped composite deck, you need to know that your deck will last.

Value Will Come From

  • Less frequent need to replace your deck boards than with wood or less durable composite products.
  • No need to sand, stain, or power-wash your boards — the pristine color is locked in.
  • Enduring performance thanks to superior moisture resistance — mold and mildew don’t stand a chance.
  • Enduring beauty thanks to superior fade and stain resistance.

Note that various factors influence the cost to build a deck. When thinking about budget, it’s important to factor in the long-term cost-savings earned from ditching costly maintenance and replacement.

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TimberTech Decking: In It for the Long Haul

From our moisture-resistant polymer capping to the coextrusion process we use to transform recycled decking material into beautiful boards, your TimberTech deck is engineered for high-value, low-maintenance outdoor living.

Need Help Getting Started?

Let TimberTech be your guide. We can connect you with our deck experts or professional contractors, so you get the insight your project needs.

Now that you know how recycled decking material can be transformed into nature-inspired, high-performance decking, it’s time for you to see and feel the difference for yourself. Order free samples, right to your door.

See & Feel the TimberTech Advantage

Our capped polymer and capped composite decking lines combine recycled material with all the beauty of traditional wood.

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