Is Lumberock Worth It
Yes, recycled plastic lumber is more expensive than wood upfront, but a smart investor knows that the most cost-efficient and valuable products are the ones that save you time and money in the long run. And let’s face it—we know the price is at the top of your priorities.
Lumberock® Premium Decking offers exceptional value by sparing you the cost of labor, cleaning products, paints and stains while adding real estate value to your home. Within five years of owning a Lumberock® deck or dock, you will have recouped your investment and saved yourself hours of labor. Traditional wood decks require bi-yearly sanding and staining. After 15 years of using Lumberock® deck boards, you will have saved over $5,000 in maintenance costs alone.
Additionally, our Limited Lifetime Warranty protects your investment so that you can enjoy your Lumberock® deck or dock for years to come without ever having to replace boards or rebuild your project.
Lumberock® Premium Decking is manufactured to withstand harsh, wet environments making it the ideal choice for your dock, marina, boardwalk or swimming pool project.
The closed molecular formula of our mineral plastic composite lumber stops water absorption from within, and because no organic fills are used, there is nothing for mold or mildew to adhere to and nothing for water to decompose. Also, bacteria, insects and other organisms that thrive in areas with outdoor exposure and lots of moisture cannot permeate the surface or interior of the board. Lumberock® can endure prolonged submersion in saltwater and freshwater and is protected by our Limited Lifetime Warranty even in these conditions.
Additionally, Lumberock® meets ADA standards for slip resistance thanks to the embossed wood grain pattern, and you can stroll barefoot along your dock without worrying about splinters or harsh cracks. Our UV-protecting color additives ensure that constant exposure to sunlight will have no noticeable effect on our recycled plastic lumber.
As the world of deck building moves towards the innovations of composite lumber, there are a lot of options and a lot of questions. With so many choices for low-maintenance lumber alternatives, you might be asking what makes Lumberock® different? Why should you choose our product over another leading brand? There are a number of reasons.
First, when we say “composite” we are referring to the combination of recycled high-density polyethylene plastic and a mixed mineral compound. There are no wood-fills or organic materials like sawdust or wood fibers in our product that will break down and rot, unlike other brands whose wood-fill products are known to grow mildew and decompose despite their claims of longevity. Lumberock® really will last a lifetime.
Second, we use one of the highest percentages of post-consumer recycled plastic to manufacture our boards. At least 75% of our plastic materials come from the milk jugs you recycle at home. Other lumber alternatives are made using virgin plastic material, but obviously, the re-use of waste plastic is preferable to the use of new plastic. Additionally, our mineral plastic composite lumber does not leak harmful chemicals into the environment like PVC products have been known to do.
While wood is still favored for its cost and appearance, the extrusion of recycled plastic lumber reduces deforestation and diverts millions of pounds of plastic from the global solid waste stream. Not only that but—let’s face it—wood deteriorates, cracks, rots, splinters and is prone to mold and mildew. It requires sanding, staining and chemical treatments and needs replacement over time, meaning more expense and more labor.
Lumberock is a Green Product
At Lumberock®, we understand that “going green” is not just a fad; it’s a lifestyle. Sustainable living defines a way of life that attempts to reduce an individual’s use of the Earth’s natural resources by minimizing waste and incorporating eco-friendly products into everyday existence. Choosing Lumberock® helps achieve this environmentally responsible lifestyle.
Post-Consumer Recycled Materials
Lumberock® is made from recycled high-density polyethylene plastic. This type of plastic is typically indicated by the number “2” recycling symbol, as found on milk jugs and detergent bottles. Other composite lumber companies use virgin HDPE plastic to create their boards, however, 75% of the plastic material that Lumberock® uses comes directly from the post-consumer waste stream. This means that almost all of the plastic used in our boards was once a milk jug like you recycle in your own home!
Our recycled plastic lumber features another stage of reusability. It is 100% recyclable at the end of its original intended use. All of the boards can be reduced to scrap plastic that will be reincorporated into other recycled plastic products and will never touch the global waste stream.
Lumberock® Premium Decking is a proud member of the U.S. Green Building Council and the use of our mineral plastic composite lumber can help achieve LEED credits for your building project (The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Green Building Rating System®). Our product was also named a Most Environmentally Preferable Product by the Healthy Building Network.
Our Green Initiative
In addition to manufacturing a recycled and reusable product, Lumberock® maintains the highest standards for ecological conservation in both its business practices and product development. No harmful emissions are released during the production or use of Lumberock® Premium Decking, and the lack of wood materials helps reduce deforestation and global warming. Our business encourages recycling and keeps plastic waste out of our landfills. Also, we insist on energy-efficient office and factory management and all of our team members participate in the reduction of office waste and energy usage.
The Lumberock Warranty
Rest assured that your Lumberock® recycled plastic lumber products will last for years with our Limited Lifetime Warranty. Our warranty protects against rotting, splitting, cracking, splintering, peeling and insect infestation. Year after year, we promise that your Lumberock® Premium Decking products will maintain their beauty and durability.
Above all else, know that our company’s core values of honesty and integrity are engrained in the products we make and the work we do every day. Our strong customer values push us to constantly improve both our product offerings and our service levels.