The demand for lumber has reached an all time high and prices are surging. Recent lumber shortages come as a result of the increase in home construction projects over the past year. As people spent greater time at home during the pandemic, many recognized their needs for more space and decided to either move or build new additions. Demand for lumber continues to rise even as restrictions have ended.

The high cost of lumber has inspired many homeowners to explore composite wood options. Unlike lumber, which is derived directly from timber, composite wood is made from a blend of wood shavings, sawdust, and plastic. Composite wood is not only more durable than timber, but is oftentimes made of recycled material. As a more environmentally friendly option, composite wood promises the aesthetic appearance of wood through a more sustainable medium. 

Composite wood has traditionally been more expensive than lumber as a construction material, but the reduced cost of the upkeep of composite wood can actually save homeowners money in the long term. When factoring in the current inflated prices of lumber alongside its costlier upkeep, more people are considering composite wood to be a viable home construction option. 

Composite wood is also more durable than lumber. Unlike lumber, composite wood is much easier to pressure wash and stands a lower likelihood of being damaged. A deck made of traditional lumber can easily be ruined through pressure washing because of its less durable nature. 

Renew Crew knows how to clean composite wood. Our specialized pressure washing services protect and maintain your surfaces for years to come. Ensure the security of your home investments by prolonging the life of your composite wood surfaces with cleanings from Renew Crew. 

Whether you want to revitalize your driveway, deck, or home exterior, Renew Crew offers a thorough process to clean and protect your home, backed by our 100% satisfaction guarantee. Schedule a free estimate by calling 877-683-8000.