Repair or Replace? Learn Why TimberTech Stands the Test of Time
A deck not only adds beauty and value to a home, but it also provides your home with additional useable living space, especially during the spring, summer, and fall seasons. In some cases, however, a wood deck may seem to be more trouble than it is worth when you consider all of the annual upkeep it demands, and its potential for being invaded by wood-burrowing insects or worse – water damage.
Capped Composite Decking Dos & Don’ts
One of the benefits of capped composite decking is that it’s ultra-durable and resistant when it comes to common issues that typically affect wood decking materials.
Of course, that’s not to say that a capped composite deck doesn’t require anymaintenance. There are still some things that a composite deck owner should do to enhance the look and longevity of their deck. But even more importantly, there are certain things you should never do to this type of deck. Learn the do’s and don’ts of caring for your capped composite deck.
How to Install Capped Composite Decking Over Concrete
When temperatures start to rise and the sun makes its appearance in spring, improving your back yard can truly create added value and enhance the look and feel of your space. If you have a concrete patio that you want to transform into a more beautiful and impactful outdoor space, installing capped composite decking over the patio is not only a great choice, but it’s actually pretty easy to do, as well. This type of deck is called a “floating deck” even though it’s not really floating.
Does a wCPC Deck Really Cost More and Is It Worth It?
With so many different decking materials available these days, homeowners are always weighing the pros and cons of each before making their final decisions. And, all homeowners really want the same thing – the most durable and longest-lasting decking material for the lowest price.
It’s no surprise that next generation decking materials like capped composite decking and capped PVC decking run at the higher end of the cost spectrum. But, is this really the truth when you look at the entire lifecycle of the deck and its total cost of ownership?
4 Things to Consider Before Building a Deck
Not all new decks have a solid plan behind their construction, and many homeowners will decide to install a new deck without considering potential issues. They choose instead to rely on their own experience, their understanding of regulations and codes, and home improvement resources found at their local home improvement store, library, or online.
While a certain amount of do-it-yourself know-how will serve you well as you prepare your outdoor space for a new deck, it can be frightfully easy to overlook some key considerations in the excited rush to build your new space. Here are four things you should definitely consider prior to getting started on your decking project.
4 Budget-Friendly Backyard Upgrades
When you consider the cost of professional design, materials and plants, construction, furniture, and decoration, contemporary backyard design, with its focus on outdoor living space, can get very expensive. Maybe you don’t have, or don’t care to spend, thousands of dollars on a team of landscape designers and decorators – and that’s ok.
The History of Capped Composite Decking
Capped composite decking has quickly become one of the most commonly chosen materials used for the building of residential decks. But, where did this product come from and why is it so popular?
Here, we take a look at the history of composite decking and its eventual evolution into becoming capped composite.
Tiny Change, Big Impact: Lighting, Railings, & Trim
As beautiful as a new deck can be, today’s homeowners have a wealth of accent choices at their disposal that can make major differences in the look and functionality of their decks.
TimberTech® offers high quality design accents that can take any deck installation to the next level. As tiny as these changes might be, you’ll be surprised at the big impact they deliver.
How to Estimate the Cost of Your Deck
Making the decision to add a deck to your home is a smart one. A deck is a good investment that not only makes your home more enjoyable, but it can also add a boost to your home’s market value as decks recoup about 70% of their cost. Before you make the choice to have a deck built, it’s important to have some sort of understanding about the costs associated with the project. This guide will help you estimate the cost of your deck.
How do I Clean my Capped Wood Composite Deck?
One of the great things about Capped Wood Composite Decking is it only needs periodic cleaning. Note that detailed cleaning instructions can differ depending on the type of decking and brand. Here are a few quick cleaning tips
Can I Paint or Stain My Existing TimberTech Deck?
Although it’s not recommended, our traditional wood composites can be painted or stained. That includes TwinFinish, ReliaBoard and DockSider decking. The benefits of TimberTech is that our decking is low-maintenance. If painted, stained or sealed you will need to reapply on a regular basis to maintain the appearance. TimberTech does not guarantee the performance of the paint or stain applied to our decking.
TimberTech Deck in Nova Scotia Wins the Archadeck Outdoor Livings Design Excellence Award
Imagine sitting at the edge of the earth and dreaming about a deck. Well, okay, it isn’t really the end of the earth, but perched on the easternmost point of Nova Scotia overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, it seems pretty darned close.
What would your dream deck look like? Multi-level to expand the size? Glass railing to take advantage of the view? Capped composite decking material designed to withstand the ocean elements? If you answered “yes” to all of these, then this dream deck might look just like yours.
Making Customers Happy
Many product decisions are grounded in manufacturing rationale – like which production line to use or the best way to package a product. But, when it comes to product development, it’s important to take the time to listen – really listen – to customers to find out which products they want or what needs they may have. Being able to develop products that solve contractor challenges, improve customers’ homes, and make any outdoor space the envy of the neighborhood is the fuel that drives the AZEK and TimberTech engine. The new Impression RailTM in Bronze is just such a product.
Six Reasons to Go Composite
If you’ve been planning your deck for a while, you’ve probably run into the composite vs. wood decks debate. For the newcomers, it’s a question of materials; older decks tend to be wood, while many newer decks consist of a “composite” wood/plastic combination.
Four Things to Consider Before Building Your Deck
This is the year. You’ve finally got the time, the vision, and the DIY willpower to turn your backyard into the relaxation space you’ve wanted since you found your place to call home. No more excuses, no more setbacks. This is the year you’re going to build that deck.
We say, awesome. Let’s get started.
The Highly Engineered TimberTech Decking Advantage
There’s a reason that so many homeowners are choosing materials other than wood to build their deck. Capped wood composites are more durable, easier to maintain, and offer longer lasting aesthetics than wood. In addition to being easier to work with, engineered decking is also a better investment than traditional materials, requiring less upkeep and fewer repairs over time—and initial price points to fit a variety of budgets.