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Composite Decking vs. Wood: Sustainable Solution for Hawai'i Homes

When enhancing the outdoor spaces of Hawai‘i’s homes, the choice between wood and composite decking is more than just aesthetics. It’s about creating a space that’s not only beautiful but also built to withstand the unique challenges of island life. Hawai‘i’s year-round sun, ocean spray and high humidity affect outdoor structures. Fiberon Decking offers a sustainable, durable alternative to traditional wood. Its products are tailored for Hawai‘i’s homeowners who want longevity and less of an environmental impact on our island.


Comparing Wood and Composite Decking

Wood and composite decking are popular choices for different reasons. However, when compared, composite decking edges ahead in many ways.

      • Cost Over Time
        While wood may have a lower initial installation cost, the added maintenance and potential for quicker replacement means that it can cost more over the lifespan of a composite deck.
      • Sustainability
        Using recycled materials in composite decking makes it the more sustainable option for an ecologically conscious homeowner.
      • Longevity
        Composite decks have a much longer lifespan than wood decks, necessitating fewer replacements and reducing material waste.
      • Aesthetic Freedom
        Fiberon’s composite decking options offer various styles, colors, and finishes, giving homeowners more aesthetic control over their outdoor spaces.


The Fiberon Advantage Over Traditional Wood

Composite decking, such as the Fiberon Decking available at all Hawai‘i Island, Maui and O‘ahu HPM Building Supply locations, brings considerable benefits over classic wooden decks. Here are some of the standout features:

      • Fire-Rated Quality
        With the increasing frequency and intensity of wildfires in Hawaiʻi over the last decade, it's crucial to consider the fire resistance of building materials, especially in areas where landscapes are becoming more fire-prone. Fiberon's commitment to manufacturing fire-rated decking that meets California fire code requirements for Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) zones is a significant step towards ensuring the safety of homes and structures in these vulnerable areas. By offering both PVC and PE composite decking options that have been rigorously tested and approved for use in WUI zones, Fiberon provides homeowners and contractors with the peace of mind that comes with using materials designed to withstand the challenges posed by potential wildfires. Investing in fire-resistant decking materials is not only a smart choice for protecting your property, but it also contributes to the overall resilience of our communities in the face of a changing climate.
      • Durability and Longevity
        One of the most significant advantages composite decking holds over its wood counterpart is durability. Fiberon Decking is resistant to rot, decay and insect damage. This prolonged longevity requires far less maintenance over its significantly longer lifespan, reaching 25 years or more.
      • Low Maintenance
        Fiberon decking doesn’t need to be stained, sealed or painted to maintain its appearance and integrity. This low-maintenance feature is a godsend for those who want to spend less time on upkeep and more time enjoying their home's serene beauty.
      • Environmental Sustainability
        Fiberon Decking is an environmentally friendly choice because it utilizes a combination of recycled wood and plastic. This blend of materials repurposes leftover timber and recycled plastics, including grocery bags and packaging materials that would otherwise end up in landfills.
      • Resistance to Fading and Staining
        Fiberon led the way with its industry-defining 25+-year warranty against fading and staining introduced in 2009. Fiberon continues to offer industry-leading warranties, assuring homeowners of the product’s robustness under Hawai‘i’s extreme conditions.



What Fiberon Offers in Hawai‘i

For Hawai‘i, a composite deck isn’t just a luxury; it’s a practical investment. Fiberon’s commitment to innovation and sustainability means that its decking solutions are tailor-made for the challenges and expectations unique to the islands.


      • Diverse Product Range
        Fiberon’s products come in various styles, colors, and texture options, reflecting the natural beauty of wood without the labor-intensive upkeep. The range ensures homeowners find a product that fits their vision and property.
      • High-Quality Materials
        Fiberon’s dedication to quality materials and manufacturing processes ensures that decks can easily withstand the rigors of the local climate.
      • Leading Warranties
        Fiberon’s industry-leading warranties cover everything from fading to structural integrity, giving homeowners peace of mind and confidence in their investment.
      • Environmental Responsibility
        Sustainability is at the heart of Fiberon’s ethos, and its products’ environmental footprint reflects that. Using recycled materials and a commitment to reducing waste ensures that every Fiberon deck is a step towards a greener future.


HPM Building Supply: Your Composite Decking Destination in Hawai‘i

For customers across Hawai‘i, HPM Building Supply offers the gateway to the sustainable elegance of Fiberon Decking. Select colors and collections are stocked on Hawai‘i Island, Maui and O‘ahu, plus additional selections are available by special order to all islands. 

      • Customer Support
        HPM’s knowledgeable staff is equipped to guide homeowners through selecting and installing the perfect Fiberon decking solution, turning a potentially daunting project into a pleasurable and rewarding experience.
      • Proven Expertise and Quality
        With years of industry experience and a commitment to providing top-tier products and customer service, HPM Building Supply carries Fiberon Decking to offer Hawai‘i’s residents the best outdoor living design and functionality.
      • A Better Space, A Better Tomorrow
        Choosing Fiberon composite decking is not just about the present; it’s about building an outdoor space that can be enjoyed for years while contributing to a more sustainable future.

Surpass the traditional and step into the modern era of outdoor living with Fiberon Decking. Visit or contact your nearest HPM Building Supply location to learn more about transforming your home with Fiberon. Engage with a company that aligns with your sustainability values and initiate the first step towards constructing a more durable, low-maintenance, and environmentally friendly deck for your home in Hawai‘i.



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Make the sustainable choice for your home with composite decking that offers durability, low maintenance and environmental responsibility. Connect with us today at your nearest HPM Building Supply location to start your journey towards a more beautiful and eco-friendly outdoor space. 

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