Planet Earth – We Got Your Back

At Builders’ General, our team understands the importance of protecting our environment through sourcing and supporting biodegradable, renewable and sustainable products. After all, we have been around for 90 years now and plan on thriving for many more generations.

Sustainable construction materials – like composite wood, recycled wood, reclaimed wood, and engineered lumber – generate less waste and offer higher energy efficiency than their more traditional counterparts.

Aligning ourselves with partners that place a growing emphasis on sustainability and greener building practices, our number one supplier of lumber is Weyerhaeuser, the largest private landowner in North America, constantly striving to produce a sustainable supply of wood fiber while preserving the biological diversity and water quality of the forest ecosystem.

Other favorites are composite wood offerings from both Trex as well as AZEK/TimberTech. These leaders of pre-treated construction materials are usually stain and pest-resistant. As sustainable construction materials, they also offer consumers high-performance, eco-friendly, low-maintenance composite boards that can withstand years of sun and snow while retaining their rich color.

You can use composite wood, steel, and other recycled construction material for pretty much any construction project. The versatility of these hybrid components is almost limitless and extends beyond their use in outdoor patios and decks.

The same machines that process wood, plastic, and metal can also handle composite materials. Additionally, construction materials from Weyerhaeuser, Trex, and AZEK/TimberTech are easy to shape, mold, and edge. So, manufacturers now use them extensively to construct stairs and stairwells, railings, fences, and other similar projects.

Environmentally Friendly Facts

Recent data shows that the U.S. construction industry generates around 600 million tons of C&D (construction and demolition) debris annually. In fact, 30% of all material on a construction site could potentially end up in the waste pile.

Thanks to advances in recycling technology, Trex offers composite construction materials that are made from up to 95% recycled materials. And hats off to AZEK/TimberTech that are able to  divert approximately 500 million pounds of waste and scrap from landfills in 2021.

The chances of your outdoor deck becoming home to termite, mold, or insect infestations is much lower with the use of pre-treated, sustainable building materials. This makes composite and recycled materials excellent for construction in humid locations and places with plenty of rainfall or snow.

Sustainable construction materials offer several environmental, maintenance, longevity, and cost-related benefits. They also make routine maintenance and cleaning much easier since you can clean stains and dirt off the surface with just soap and water.

If you are looking for hassle-free, high-quality construction material alternatives to traditional wood, then explore our options at Builders’ General Supply Co. in Little Silver. With over 90 years of experience in the industry, we offer the best quality construction solutions from some of the most popular brands in the industry. Get a free quote today!

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