Resin Vs. Raw Materials?
Resin is a type of plastic. We use a Linear Low Density Polyethylene, or LLDPE which is formulated for strength and durability.
Unlike metal, such as iron or steel, Resin will never rust, corrode or rot. Iron rusts, flakes off and eventually crumbles. Steel is an iron alloy, and even galvanizing (dipping in zinc) cannot protect it forever. Enamel finish or powder coat is thin and one small scratch is an entry point for corrosion to begin. Resin is immune to these afflictions of metal.
Unlike stone, Resin is non-porous, so water cannot seep in or leak out. That means that unlike clay, concrete or granite, Resin will never sustain water damage, discolor or stain. Resin will never crack from the pressure of expanding and contracting with temperature changes.