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Remodeling: Overview Of Synthetic Decking
Remodeling Magazine article describes types of synthetic decking used as wood substitutes.
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Qualified Remodeler: Alt Decking Targets Wood's Market Share
Qualified Remodeler says the rising price for wood products may lift all boats in the alternative decking category.

RemodelingTV: Composite Deck Tips
Remodeling TV online video covers basic rules and pointers for working with composite decking that will make your job faster and easier without having to cut corners.
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Dovetail: Comparison Of Wood-Plastic Composite & Wood Decking
Dovetail report Comparison of Performance Characteristics & Environmental Attributes of Wood-Plastic Composite vs Wood Decking says life cycle assessment indicates that WPCs have substantially higher environmental impacts in comparison to a naturally durable solid wood product such as western red cedar. While WPCs may be made completely, or nearly so, from recycled content, the overall environmental impact of WPC products is nonetheless large as compared to impacts linked to traditional solid-wood decking products. (PDF)

EcoBuilding: Composite Or PVC For Decks?
EcoBuilding Pulse Magazine offers a primer on how to select between composite or PVC decking products for your clients.

Fine Homebuilding: List Of Synthetic Decking Manufacturers
Fine Homebuilding provides a list of synthetic decking manufacturers.
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