From Our Blog:

Spring Clean Your Deck Without Damaging It

Which methods are best: pressure washing vs. chemical cleaners, chlorine bleach vs. oxygen bleach, staining vs. sealing, water vs. oil based? Spring is just around the corner, and it’s time to get your deck ready for the summer! But how do you clean your deck without damaging it? Here are a few way to get your deck ready for the summer without causing damage:

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What Our Customers are Saying:

TNT is who we recommend to anyone wanting to build decks and other outdoor spaces. Your follow up on projects make you the top of the list in our minds!

- Melisa F, Albany

Sustainability

Planter box created with sustainable materials by deck contractors TNT Builders in Albany, Oregon.Sustainable living is important to us at TNT Builders, and we use materials from suppliers who have a commitment to promoting care of the environment and sustainability. Here are some facts about the sustainable practices of two companies whose materials we use, both for their durability and their reduced environmental impact.

Photos on this page: Top Left, Planter box made with scrap materials; Below Right, Chairs and table made from scrap materials.

Trex

  • Trex is one of the largest plastic bag recyclers in the U.S. 3.1 billion recycled grocery bags were collected for use to manufacture Trex products in 2010.
  • Trex Transcend® Railing is made of Fibrex® material, which contains 40% reclaimed wood fiber by weight.
  • No trees are cut down to make Trex products.

Chair and table set created with sustainable materials by deck contractors TNT Builders in Albany, Oregon.For more on Trex, see the company’s Environmentally Friendly page and video.

TimberTech

  • TimberTech decking and railing is manufactured with an average of 51% recycled content.
  • All TimberTech products are urea formaldehyde-free.
  • 99% of waste material created during TimberTech’s manufacturing process is reclaimed.
  • Since 2009, TimberTech has reduced electrical consumption by 2,300,000 KWH per year.
  • TimberTech reclaims and reuses 140,000 gallons of water/day in the manufacturing process by using a closed looped water system; this is the equivalent of providing water to 2,021 average households.
  • Product cartons are made with 43% recycled material fibers which meet SFI (Sustainable Forestry Initiative) sourcing requirements and are 100% recyclable.

For more on TimberTech, see the company’s Sustainable Living page.