The exclusive colors and patterns of Ultrashield offer you countless possibilities. The latest Naturale range includes a unique treatment on the shield to make it the most natural composite ever.
Composite decking is an increasingly popular choice for decking whether you are seeking patio decking options, banister materials, railing materials or other outdoor decking options. It is sometimes referred to as fake decking or imitation decking, but it is more accurately described as manufactured or engineered decking. Composite decking products are man-made decking products that combine a mix of recycled plastic and recycled wood fibers to create a product that looks just like real wood.
Composite materials can burn, but they require a much higher temperature than wood. Many varieties of composite meet the Wildland-Urban Interface Building Code in California. Along with improved fire safety, composite is safe to walk on barefoot because it won’t splinter. NewTechWood’s hidden fasteners also allow for minimal gaps, making less of a tripping hazard than other deck materials.
Why are more and more homeowners finding composite deck material options to be the best decking material? There are actually quite a few reasons. One of the most important for homeowners is the durability of man-made decking timber. Because of their material construction, along with our UltraShield® capping technology, they do not rot and result in much more weather-resistant decking than you will find with ordinary wood decking material.
Many varieties of composite lumber are made of waste wood and recycled plastic. The waste wood often comes from ground-up remnants that furniture factories and mills produce. You’ll also find recycled plastics from objects like plastic bags and milk jugs. Within every 10 square feet of composite material, there are 3,000 recycled bags and over 1,000 one-gallon jugs. At NewTechWood, we keep more than 12,000,000 pounds of plastic out of landfills every year.
ULTRASHIELD® CAPPING TECHNOLOGY
We use a 360-degree cap over the composite core, giving four sides of our boards the ultimate protection. During manufacturing, we extrude the shield and core under a high-temperature mold. With this process, we don’t use any harmful chemicals or adhesives to bind the cap to the core. As a result, your plastic-composite decking is better for the environment than other options.