Halloween Season has arrived. As one of the most celebrated holidays in the United States, Americans go all-out for this big day by decorating their houses and lawns with the most frightening ornaments they can find, scary movie marathons are on almost every television channel, months are spent finding the perfect costume and children run throughout their neighborhoods collecting candy and sweets from neighbors.
Origins of Halloween
Ancient origins of Halloween date back to over 2,000 years ago when the Celts celebrated their new year on November 1. The Celtic festival of Samhain signified the end of summer and the beginning of winter and darkness, which was associated with human death. The Celts believed that the worlds of the living and dead collided on this night, and ghosts of the dead returned to earth. Large bonfires were lit and costumes were worn to help ward off evil spirits and ghosts.
Fast-forward to the 9th Century, the influence of Christianity increased in the Celtic areas and All Souls Day was sanctioned a religious holiday. This Holiday was celebrated to honor the dead, and similar to ancient origins, bonfires and dressing up in costumes helped ward off evil spirits and ghosts.
Nowadays, in the United States, dressing up in costumes, trick-or-treating, and scary decorations and attractions are the main components, and warding off evil spirits and ghosts are just “ghost stories” of the past.
Don’t be Scared about a New Building Material!
Halloween is a scary time, but when it comes to using a new building material, it doesn’t have to be. Yes, the unknown is like the frightening monster under your bed, but we’re here to shed some light on these misconceptions. Don’t let confusion, misinformation or lack of information trick your mind when choosing a building material for your construction project. Overcome your fear by getting a better understanding of how structural recycled plastic lumber can work for you.
A great way to conquer your fear of the unknown is to get more information and familiarity with the product. Structural recycled plastic lumber can replace traditional wood for hundreds of applications in numerous commercial markets. Plastic lumber cuts, drills and fastens like wood and comes in standard profile sizes like traditional wood. Embossing and texture can be added to the product to make it look and feel even more like wooden timbers.
Structural & Strong
Familiarizing yourself with the performance and structural properties of recycled plastic lumber will also help you conquer your fear. Plastic lumber by Bedford Technology comes in varying degrees of strength to fit your project needs. Strength is adjusted during the environmentally-friendly manufacturing process in which fiberglass strand or fiberglass polymer rebar is added to the material to increase rigidity and enhance performance characteristics to create an ultra-strong composite plastic building material. Unlike other plastic composite materials, Bedford Technology products don’t contain fillers, which can decrease the strength and durability of the material. With 7 product lines to choose from, you’ll be sure to find the best solution for your specific project.
Protect the Environment
You don’t have to worry about negative environmental effects when using recycled plastic lumber by Bedford Technology. The material is sourced from post-consumer recycled products like milk jugs and laundry detergent bottles. Bedford Technology has brought millions and millions of pounds of plastic back to life by re-purposing it into a durable building material and keeping it out of the landfill.
Candy Jackpot: Using recycled plastic lumber products by Bedford Technology can also qualify for the LEED Certification Program. This program was founded by the USGBC and helps promote sustainability practices throughout companies to be more conscious about the environment. Your toughest building challenges will be solved, and you’ll join the thousands of companies on the trick-or-treating route to protect our environment.
Additional Sweet Treats
Bedford Technology’s structural recycled plastic lumber offers more than just strength, familiar workability and environmental benefits. It also turns super-human when dealing with weather conditions. This material won’t break down due to high moisture. It can withstand extreme heat, cold, snow and rain. Unlike metal, this material won’t corrode or rust and unlike wood, this material won’t splinter or break. The color is manufactured throughout the entire product, so it won’t fade and doesn’t need to be painted or stained.
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