Does recycled plastic lumber expand or contract?
Our lumber will expand or contract slightly depending upon variations
in the temperature. To accommodate potential movement, adequate
spacing should be provided between adjacent and abutting boards. As
an example, an 8 ft. board may expand or contract up to 1/4"
with a 50 degree temperature fluctuation. The following formula may
be used: Inches of expansion or contraction in length dimension =
.0007 x length of board . Temperature change in degrees
Does recycled plastic lumber burn?
Under normal conditions and use, temperature fluctuation will not
affect plastic lumber. No profile distortions will occur within the
temperature range of 20 degrees F (Fahrenheit) to 120 degrees F.
Like wood, recycled plastic lumber will burn when exposed to a
combustion source for a long period of time and fed by a cellulose
material. Recycled plastic lumber has a flash point of 625 degrees F
vs. wood at 425 degrees F.
What about the warranty on recycled plastic lumber?
We offer a 25 year limited warranty and do guarantee our lumber against
damage caused by insects, dry rot, mildew, corrosion and fungal
decay. Our warranty covers the composition or makeup of the lumber
itself. Due to the millions of uses for this product, we obviously
cannot cover issues of vandalism, poor or improper installation or
any condition or environment that would be considered abnormal to
recycled plastic lumber.
Is recycled plastic lumber slippery when wet?
Our lumber product has a wood-like texture which is not slippery wet or
dry. In fact, recycled plastic decking has been tested to be less
slippery when wet than wood and concrete, which actually encourage
the growth of molds and mildews that can be very slick. A knurled
surface is available on our decking as an added safety feature if so
types of payment does American Recycled Plastic accept?
We accept Visa, Mastercard, and personal or corporate
checks. Orders may require a 50% deposit, paid at time order
is placed, with the remaining balance due when the order is shipped.
For our government customers we will also accept a purchase order with
terms of net 30.
Effective December 1, 2005 we require a minimum order of at least
is the return/exchange policy?
will accept the return of items when the item:
is returned in the same condition as shipped, or
was shipped in error (i.e., wrong item or color) and
c) the return
request is received no more than 30 days from receipt of product.
20% restocking fee will be applied (if the error is ours, this fee
is waived.) and the return shipping costs are the
responsibility of the customer. A prompt refund will be
issued, less the original shipping costs and any applicable
regret that special order or custom-made items are not returnable.
will my order be shipped?
ship via LTL truck freight unless otherwise specified. Smaller
residential items will ship UPS ground as long as the item's size
and weight complies with UPS guidelines. We offer competitive
freight rates and have multiple accounts nationwide to ensure our
customers receive the best possible freight rate. We also
offer no-obligation quotes that are valid for 15 days.
items shipping LTL truck freight will ship shrink-wrapped and
palletized. The customer is responsible for unloading, and removal of
pallet and packing materials in most cases. Standard freight
quotes do not include any accessorial charges unless clearly stated
in the quote. Examples of accessorial charges include, but are
not limited to: residential delivery (this also applies to churches,
schools, condos and golf courses according to the freight carriers),
driver assistance, delivery notification, inside delivery,
etc. Please provide as much information as possible to us
about your delivery situation when placing your order.
Factors such as: forklifts, dock height, commercial locations will
all factor into your freight quote.
Additionally, American Recycled Plastic is not responsible for delays
in transit or loss/damage once the shipment has left our facility.
It is extremely important that, in the unlikely event of
loss/damage, the customer understands that they must not sign
the Bill of Lading without noting, in detail, the extent of the
items that ship palletized will require at least partial
assembly. Please follow the instructions carefully and contact
us with any questions.