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  • 2010 Builders' Show Products, Day 2

    Windows, siding, decking, and other introductions from the show floor.

  • ProWood Micro Wood Decking from Universal Forest Products

    ProWood Micro wood is treated with Osmose’s MicroPro, a preservative that has earned Scientific Certification Systems’ Environmentally Preferable Product certification. MicroPro copper wood pre-servative doesn’t need organic solvents to dissolve its copper components, says the maker, instead using...

  • Trex Decking From Trex

    Trex decking is made from about 50% recycled and reclaimed plastic and 50% reclaimed wood. The manufacturer claims the product will not rot or deteriorate because of insects or harsh weather, and resists damage from moisture and sunlight. The plastic part of the product is polyethylene, recycled...

  • Ecolife Wood Stabilizer System From Viance

    Ecolife is a nonmetallic preservative plus wood stabilizer system that offers long-term protection against decay and termites and provides weathering protection to reduce cracking, warping, and splitting in above-ground applications. The manufacturer says Ecolife is no more corrosive to fasteners...

  • CorrectDeckCX Decking From Correct Building Products

    Made with 80% recycled content, CorrectDeckCX is PVC-free and made from 60% hardwood fiber and 40% UV-stabilized polypropylene. The manufacturer claims the deck boards are resistant to rotting, staining, and fading, largely because of the recent addition of a top layer of virgin polypropylene—about...

  • Light a Deck With an Energy-Efficient System

    Energy-efficient low-voltage systems can add value to the home's backyard staple.

  • Demand for Composite and Plastic Lumber to Reach $5.3 Billion in 2013

    Freedonia Group projects a 9.2% increase annually despite housing market downturn.

  • Wireless, Sun-Powered Deck Light From Universal Forest Products

    The Latitudes white solar cap is a wireless, sun-powered light used to accent deck posts and fence posts with ambient lighting. The small solar collector on the cap rests on an LED fixture made of shatter-resistant glass. The solar lens, which becomes fully charged after a full day in the sun, is...

  • Thermally Modified Decking by Cambia by Greenleaf

    Thermally modified decking uses high heat in a controlled atmosphere to provide increased dimensional stability and decay resistance, the maker says; no chemicals are used to preserve the wood. Because of its stability, the product holds paints and stains longer, meaning it needs less maintenance...