Should you use recycled construction panels in your home?

Published On: Sep 18 2012 05:02:40 PM EDT
Updated On: Oct 02 2012 02:50:43 PM EDT
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By Dan Gould, Networx

From Seattle remodlers to Orlando flooring contractors to the DIY home improvement enthusiast, everyone is looking for materials that perform better and hold up over time.

Just such an amazing new material has been created by Washington State's NewWood. They have developed a type of high performance wood composite construction panel that is made out of 50 percent recycled wood and 50 percent recycled plastic. The NewWood material is water and weatherproof, cuts like wood and acts like plastic.

It can be used as utility board, underlayment, fencing and hundreds of other uses. It's a promising green option that can cut down waste in the world and provide a solid material for all kinds of projects.

Source: http://www.networx.com/blog/material-tip-100-recycled-construction

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