It may only be mid-February, but I imagine some of you are already planning Spring projects. If any of those involve decking perhaps Advanced Environmental Recycling Technologies has a recycled content material worth using: MoistureShield. The company just announced that certain lines of MoistureShield contain 95% total recycled content, as verified by ICC-ES.
A.E.R.T. encapsulates recycled wood fibers in recycled polyethylene plastic — 57% pre-consumer recycled content and 38% post-consumer recycled content — to provide a green deck material that, according to the company, resists rot, decay, moisture, and insects. MoistureShield also meets ground contact specifications.
MoistureShield sells at a “mid-range price” compared to other composites and can be installed with typical wood working tools.
At this time, products with 95% total recycled content include the Vantage Collection™ (decking and fascia), Elite Collection™ ( decking and fascia), Essential Collection™ (decking and fascia), MoistureShield railing, MoistureShield exterior trim, and EcoShield™ deck tiles. MoistureShield FR fire-rated decking contains 91% total recycled content.