Some Interesting Things About Composite Decks

What follows are some of the most interesting things I've learned about composite decks, along with some of the questions I still have about composite decking materials.Most of my initial questions have been answered by TimberTech reps here and MoistureShield reps here.Onto the trivial facts about composite decks... … [Read more...]

How To Cover Scratches On Composite Decks & Patios

One interesting thing I learned from the guy at TimberTech is a trick for covering deep scratches in composite decking.It's going to happen. Over time, scratches are practically inevitable. For the most part, "routine" scratches won't even be noticeable, but the deeper scratches you will probably want to cover up.Some examples of circumstances that might lend themselves to deep scratches: ...if you happen to drag a heavy piece of furniture over the deck (particularly if it has metal … [Read more...]

More About TimberTech’s Composite Decks And Patios

I have met with reps from TimberTech several times now. And they've been wonderful at answering my many questions. I still have a few more... as you can see below.At this point, I'm leaning heavily toward TimberTech as my composite deck company of choice. (Though I have to say... MoistureShield is a very close second.)Specifically, I am most intrigued by the Earthwood line, due to its realistic "wood" colors and the degree to which it looks natural even after weathering. … [Read more...]

MoistureShield vs ChoiceDek vs TimberTech Composite Decks

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I have thoroughly studied 2 different composite decking manufacturers at this point:Advanced Environmental Recycling Technologies (AERT) -- maker of ChoiceDek and MoistureShield composite decking Crane Plastics -- maker of TimberTech composite deckingThis, as part of my quest to determine whether composite decks make sense or not for our new log home.What follows are the biggest differences between ChoiceDek (also sold as MoistureShield) and Timber Tech. Those are the brands I … [Read more...]

Should We Use Composite Decking? Which Composite Deck Products Are Best?

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Our current dilemma: Whether to use composite decking for the porches and decks of our new log home or not. First thought... It's a log home/ Why in the world would we want to use non-log products in our all-log dream home? I know. I certainly feel guilty even thinking about using "fake wood" in our log home. But if I can get a similar look and quality product with less maintenance, then I'm all for it. Second thought... Composite decking uses recycled materials, is longer lasting, … [Read more...]