In Part One and Part Two of Best Decking Options for your Home, we explored some of the most common types of decking on the market today. We started with traditional wood decking, which includes cedar and redwood decking. Then we worked our way through all of the exotic hardwood decking materials that we carry, which include: Ipe, Garapa, Mahogany, Red Balau and Tigerwood. We barely scratched the surface of composite decking by exploring Trex Decking, but let’s talk about the rest of the brands we also carry!
Composite Decking Options for your Home
TimberTech Composite Decking
TimberTech decking from Azek Building Products combines the beauty of wood with the strength and durability of composite products. TimberTech does not need to be stained or sanded and is durable to stand up to the toughest use. It is mold and mildew resistant and easily resists scratches and stains. TimberTech is capped on all 4 sides and offers 30-year Fade & Stain and 25-year Limited Warranties. Choose from TimberTech Legacy Decking, TimberTech Tropical Decking, or TimberTech Terrain Decking with various color options and style choices available.
Fiberon Composite Decking
Fiberon is another excellent choice when deciding between brands of composite decking. They offer 3 collections- Horizon Composite Decking, Symmetry Composite Decking,and Good Life Composite Decking. Each collection has their own colors and styles available. Their colors are inspired by natural elements and pigments, and each palette is subdued yet striking. Fiberon is capped (or covered) on all four sides with PermaTech® surface material and never needs sanding, staining or sealing. Four-side capping increases durability, enhances stain and fade resistance, and ensures a polished appearance all around.
Fortress Composite Decking
Fortress decking is a bamboo based and fully capped, co-extruded composite decking material. Through their revolutionary capping technology, every board is UV, mold and moisture resistant. Their products offer a higher resistance to weathering when compared to traditional decking. No staining, sanding or straining to clean your deck again- simply hose it off! Their unique combination of bamboo and recycled plastics make their materials extremely environmentally-friendly without the toxic chemicals and preservatives typically used to treat natural wood.
EverGrain Composite Decking
Since 1944, TAMKO has been a great example of the progress and innovation in the building products industries. They manufacture their products right in the US and are known for their wood-grain like color options. TAMKO EverGrain Composite decking materials are made with polyethylene and wood fibers to provide you with the durability that you want. Their 20-year Warranty protects against rot, splints, splitting and termite damage. They also offer a stain warranty against common food and beverages stains! Choose colors and styles from their collections- Envision Distinction, Envision Inspiration, and Envision Expression.
Green Bay Composite Decking
Green Bay Decking is a superior composite product that contributes to the value of your home and saves you money down the road. Their cost savings are realized with the longevity and value of their decking products. Expect to see color retention, water absorption and mold, mildew and decay resistance. They are well-known for DuxxBak, the only complete non-vinyl composite water shedding deck system on the market. Made with a combination of Biodac®, rice hulls, high-density polyethylene resins, and other high-quality ingredients, DuxxBak has high fade resistance and very minimal water absorption in comparison to its wood composite competitors. Other water shedding systems require that you not only buy the decking materials, but the water shedding system that goes beneath it as well. In theory this means that you’re paying for 2 decks. You can avoid this hassle by choosing DuxxBak! In addition to Duxxbak, also explore I.Dekk and Geo Deck with their various color and style options.
This concludes our time together discussing the Best Decking Options for your Home. Make sure to check back to Part One and Part Two to learn about all of the most common decking options on the market. To review, we covered traditional decking (Cedar and Redwood), exotic hardwood decking (Ipe, Garapa, Fijian Mahogany, Red Balau, and Tigerwood) and the composite decking lines we carry (Trex, TimberTech, Fiberon, Fortress, EverGrain and Green Bay Decking. Feel free to reach out if we can answer any other questions and point you in the right direction for your next deck project!