Fourth of July is a couple of days away and everybody loves to celebrate the year's best outdoor holiday with family and friends. If you are planning on hosting your family and friends this year, have you thought about how you plan on providing a proper communal area for your guests? It’s not too late to expand your outdoor living space and create an atmosphere that will encourage great conversation, comfort, and overall enjoyment of the 4 of July. Lakeland Building Supply is here to offer decking supplies and equipment to build your dream deck this summer.  Lakeland has been a leading decking company in Chicago for over 30 years and offers the best quality building supplies from many manufacturers including Lumberock and Trex Decking.  Here is some additional information on your decking options:


Lumberock is an eco-friendly alternative to wood decking.  At Lumberock, creating an eco-friendly product that will minimize waste and reducing the use of Earth’s natural resources is a top priority for the company.  Lumberock decking materials are made of recycled high-density polyethylene plastic.  75% of the plastic material that Lumberock uses comes directly from the post-consumer waste stream.  Almost all of the plastic used in our boards was once a milk jug like the one you recycled in your own home.

In addition to supporting a proud member of the U.S. Green Building Council, by using our mineral plastic composite lumber you can help achieve LEED credits for your building project (The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Green Building Rating System®). Lumberock's mineral plastic composite lumber was also named a Most Environmentally Preferable Product by the Healthy Building Network.

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Composite Decking

Wood decks need regular care and maintenance.  Most decks require you sand, stain, and reseal each year to keep the deck fresh and looking new.  Most homeowners run out of time and having a low maintenance deck that looks good year after year seems to be the best option for them.  Composite Decking is made out of a combination of materials including wood and plastic are processed to give the appearance of wood.  Most of the time the plastic is from recycled materials. The benefits of composite decking include: resistance to rotting, resistance to warping, absence of splinters, and it does not require painting, staining, or sealing.


Trex Decking

Another eco-friendly option is using Trex Decking.  Formed in 1996, Trex Decking is the country’s largest manufacturer of wood-alternative decking.  Trex Decking still contains wood in the material but it is also made up of plastic.  Trex decking will not fade due to the wood protecting the plastic from UV damage.  The wood will also give your deck a solid, natural feel.  You will also never need to stain or repair your deck.  Overall, Trex Decking will provide an amazing alternative to you and will look great in your backyard year after year.


Plan your backyard today and provide a deck that will create an inviting atmosphere for your family and guests.  If you would like more information about the products we offer, feel free to visit our website, or give us a call at (847) 264-4037.