How Much Does Composite Decking Cost? 

The most common question we hear is, how much will it cost? But when it comes to composite decking costs, it’s hard to give a definitive answer.  Relatively, composite is less expensive than PVC, but more expensive than wood.   There are also a number of companies manufacturing composite decking – and each brand has multiple…

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PVC vs Composite Decks 

PVC vs composite

For homeowners thinking about installing their first deck, it can be confusing to make sense of all the decking options – especially when it comes to PVC vs composite decking. At first glance, they seem fairly similar, but there are some key differences between the two.  PVC Composite Made of 100% synthetic material  Made from…

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How to Choose Between TimberTech Lines 

You’ve made the decision to go with a composite decking product, and have even narrowed it down to TimberTech – but now what? The next step is to decide between the different TimberTech lines and figure out which one is right for your project.  Three TimberTech Product Lines  TimberTech organizes their decking products into three…

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What’s the Difference Between TimberTech Collections? 

There are a lot of decking options out there and it can be overwhelming to understand the difference between products. If you read our article about TimberTech lines, you know that the TimberTech brand offers three distinct levels of products: Azek, Pro and Edge. TimberTech further breaks down its products into collections: TimberTech Azek –…

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Comparing Trex Collections

Trex has become synonymous with composite decking – and with good reason – they produce a quality product and continually innovate. Trex has been supplying decking material for almost three decades and has become the world’s largest manufacturer of wood-alternative decking products. 3 Trex Collections  Over the years, Trex has added to their product line…

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Ever Heard of a Thermally Modified Wood Deck?

Thermally modified wood

Pressure-treated, cedar, composite and PVC are all common decking materials – but what do you know about thermally modified wood decking? If you’re like most people, probably not much.  Pyrolysis is the process of heating wood to over 400°F (180 °C) in the absence of oxygen. This process completely removes moisture and changes the chemical…

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How to Keep a Slab Flat 

Live edge slabs make beautiful tables and countertops; however, they are suspectable to warping and cupping. The best way to keep a slab flat is to properly prepare the surface and install a c-channel.  Expect Expansion and Contraction All wood has moisture in it, and as the moisture evaporates, the wood will physically change shape.…

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