Our Sevice / FAQsFrequently Asked Questions
1What are COOWIN Composite Decking material made of?
Our composite decking products consist of wood and plastic with a rich, realistic wood grain pattern.
2Does COOWIN come in different finishes or surface textures?
Currently, COOWIN sells products with a Groove,Sanding,3D Embossing,Embossing finish on the other. Choose among six colours (Cedar,Red pine,Red wood,White,Coffee,Light grey etc.),There are also five art colors. to make your deck project your own. We can also customize it according to your preferences.
3Does COOWIN decking provide good traction?
Yes, COOWIN decking is slip resistant.
4What is the difference between COOWIN Composite Decking and wood?
COOWIN combines the natural appearance of wood with the durability of plastic. Unlike wood decks, which require continuous maintenance, weather protectants and water-seal products do not need to be applied to COOWIN. COOWIN's surface offers excellent traction and will not splinter or become structurally unfit due to rotting, splitting, warping, cupping, checks or damage caused by fungal decay or termites.
5Why is composite decking more expensive than treated wood?
Composite decking is more expensive to manufacture, but, over time, the maintenance, repair, and or replacement costs of wood decking exceed the initial investment in a COOWIN deck.
6What is a composite deck material?
The material is usually composed of fine wood particles (sawdust) and 50% or more recycled plastics. The plastic is either a Polypropylene (hard plastic like keyboards and TV's) or Polyethylene (softer plastic like plastic bags or milk jugs) and fine wood particles (wood flower). It is manufactured under heat and pressure to encapsulate the wood in the plastic and a UV inhibitor prevents any lightening in color. Polypropylene composite will retain its shape so you can make curved railings and benches.
7How do COOWIN products produce less waste during installation?
COOWIN products provide unique features that help contractors reduce waste by up to 15 percent per job. Grooved and square edge boards come in a variety of lengths so contractors will have to cut fewer boards to fit, creating less scrap. Boards that are reversible have usable surfaces on both sides. This reduces the number of cuts needed, thereby eliminating waste.
8What is the significance of using HDPE to make COOWIN decking?
High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) provides superior physical and mechanical performance as compared to mixed density resins. HDPE resins are typically found in more rigid products like drinking cups and food packaging. The use of HDPE results in a decking board that is stiffer, more durable and much harder than other decks made with inferior grades of plastic.
9Why don’t I see a repeating pattern on Symmetry boards like I do with some other decking?
Symmetry Decking is manufactured to have more random, natural graining than you’ll find with other deck boards. There are no visible repeats or easy-to-discern patterns.
10What is the composition of COOWIN™ Composite Decking?
All COOWIN Composite Decking products are crafted from reclaimed hardwood fiber and rugged, UV-stabilized polypropylene. COOWIN Composite Decking combines a unique polypropylene-based formula with a highly advanced manufacturing process to yield a superior material. COOWIN Composite Decking was the first composite composite decking manufacturer to use polypropylene instead of polyethylene and also the first to introduce a capped composite composite decking product. Polypropylene (think of Tupperware® or red gas cans) makes it stronger, stiffer, and harder than other composites, so it can span longer distances and withstand higher temperatures with less expansion and contraction.