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What is it made of ?
SunDeck is made of solid bamboo; it is a
form of grass. Our bamboo is harvested from
controlled, sustainable bamboo forests.
What are some of the other uses for SunDeck-bamboo?
SunDeck-bamboo can be used for a wide range of
applications. It can be used for Decking, Railing, Walkways, Siding, Cladding,
Patios, Gazebos, Balconies, Landscaping, Outdoor Furniture, Benches, Picnic
Tables, Garden Furniture, Fences, Terraces, Trellis work, Pergolas, Play
Grounds etc., or anywhere traditional lumber is used.
Will the board color be the same on material made at a
As bamboo is a natural product, no two
boards will be the same, nor is any sample shown an exact replica of
what to expect, only an indication. Bamboo will vary in color and grain.
This is one of the benefits of using a natural product.
Is SunDeck-bamboo maintenance free?
No, it will require periodic maintenance
just as any other hardwood lumber or decking.
What are the main differences between SunDeck-bamboo and
other wood decking products?
Most timbers come from non-sustainable
forests. Not Green and Not Environmentallly friendly.
Most timbers are not renewable; growing slowly
and having long rotation cycles of 30-100 years until harvest.
SunDeck-bamboo is green, sustainable and
environmental friendly. It is also renewable, fast growing, and has a short
rotation cycle of 3-5 years between harvests.
What sizes and lengths are available?
Please view the products
How should SunDeck-bamboo be handled or stored?
SunDeck-bamboo is supplied as a kiln dried
product and is suitable for outdoor use. Store out of direct sunlight, keep dry and off
the ground. Allow the product to acclimate to the installation area before
use. Keep it dry and covered prior to installation.
How does SunDeck react to below freezing temperatures and
in hot weather?
great performance and durability for use in harsh climates.
High resistance to Warping and Twisting
Dimensional stability (Less swelling and less shrinkage)
Less expansion & contraction (reduced bending &
Are there any special tools required for installation?
No special tools for installation. We
recommend using high-quality drill bits and fine-tooth saw blades.
How do I cut SunDeck-bamboo?
Carbide tipped, fine-tooth saw blades and high
quality drills bits are recommended for smooth cuts. It is best to cut boards
boards reverse side up. Always test with an off-cut first.
Does SunDeck-bamboo come with a warranty?
Backed by a 20-year residential and 10-year
commercial limited warranty.
How do I dispose of SunDeck-bamboo? Can it be taken to a
Yes. SunDeck-bamboo does not contain any toxic
or hazardous materials and can be disposed of with normal construction materials.
Will it grow mold or mildew?
As with any natural product, mold or mildew may grow
on your deck, especially if food particles, leaves or dirt remain for an extended
period of time. Sweep or clean your deck regularly to avoid this problem. Avoid
getting fertilizers from your lawn on your deck. Clean leaves out of the
gutters and make sure that water cannot pool on your deck. Periodic cleaning
is highly recommended.
Before application of any sealers or coatings,
brush and clean the surface to remove dirt and dust, then apply a high quality
mold/mildew inhibitor as directed.
There are high quality Mold, Mildew &
Stain removers on the market which are specifically designed to destroy mold and mildew
and inhibit re-growth. Check with your local hardware or lumber supplier.