Sometimes, the best way to restore an historic building is not the way it was originally built. The methods and materials of construction have changed, and newer options are available to re-create the original design.
Building owners and facility managers must balance short-term budget realities with the need to maintain properties for the long term. Advancements in fluid-applied roofing membranes can help reduce capital costs by restoring rather than replacing roofs.
Since the late 1980s, manufacturers have introduced dozens of wood-plastic composite decking products, including composite boards with thin plastic caps (i.e. capped composites) in recent years. Composite decking manufacturing methods vary, resulting in deck boards with significantly different performance characteristics.