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Composite Decking Brands

A Guide to Composite Decking Manufacturers

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Composite decking is an alternative to all-wood decking and is made of materials that can include recycled and new plastic, bamboo and wood fibers. Many synthetic or composite decking products have evolved as a reflection of the environment in which we live and are green, eco and LEED qualified or certified.

AZEK

Materials: Made of a PVC compound.
Features: Pioneered a new generation of stain-resistant decking. Also scratch-, split-, mold- and mildew-resistant.
History:While its parent company has been around since the 1980s, AZEK Deck was introduced in 2007.
Products: Decking, railing, porch, trim and molding.

CaliBamboo

Materials: BamDeck Composite is made from 30% recycled bamboo fibers and 70% recycled plastics.
Features: Nine installation looks with three different colors and three surface choices -- smooth, ridged or alternating. Also termite resistant, weather tested and LEED qualified.
Other Products: CaliBamboo also makes fencing, plywood, poles, edging, flooring and paneling.

DuraLife

Products: The DuraLife decking and railing product line includes the Siesta collection of tropical hardwood blends in four earthtones; the Natural Grain collection; and the Railways collection.in four colors.
History: Founded in 1886, GAF has grown to become North America's largest manufacturer of commercial and residential roofing. In 2009, Correct Building Products, a manufacturer of composite decking and railing, joined the GAF family of companies.

EverGrain

Materials: EverGrain® composite decking is described as the "only" compression-molded composite decking product.
Products: EverGrain includes the Classic Collection, featuring natural colors. The Vibrance Collection® features color highlights that emulate the textures and natural color variations of real wood. Other EverGrain products include deck boards, dock boards and railing systems.
History: EverGrain composite decking is made by Tamko, which first opened its doors in 1944 with a single asphalt shingle line in Joplin, Missouri. Beginning in 1999, TAMKO also entered the plastic composite decking business with its purchase of composite manufacturing equipment in Lamar, Missouri. Since then, TAMKO has rapidly expanded its production of the EverGrain Decking line.

Fiberon

Materials: Composite, PVC.
Decking Products: Horizon Decking with PermaTech, Fiberon Outdoor Flooring PVC decking, Fiberon Professional Premium Grain and Tropics.
Features: Horizon has exotic hardwood tones and grain patterns' PermaTech is backed by a 20-year limited stain and fade warranty.
History: Started in North Carolina as a manufacturer of wood-plastic composite decking in 1997. In 2008, Fiberon and Sensibuilt joined their assets and brands to become a major player in the alternative decking market.
Other Products: Fencing, railing, hardware. Composite decking, railing, fencing and hardware.

Guardeck

From the website: Guardeck Prestige is premium decking product comprised of a blend of post-consumer recycled plastics, pre-consumer recycled wood fibers and virgin materials. Guardeck Prestige's surface technology is a proprietary blend of virgin polyethylene and other additives designed to give stain/fade and scratch resistance.

Latitudes

Materials: Employs the Strandex technology which offers protection against UV degradation and water absorption. Composite is a mixture of virgin and recycled high-density polyethylene and wood dust.
Products: Composite decking grades are Capricorn Tropical, Captiva, Intrepid and Marine. Other Latitudes products include railings, handrails, fasteners, deck stones, a recessed lighting kit and fascia.

TimberTech

Materials: Composite, polymer.
History: In 1995, Crane Plastics formed an offshoot company that used a wood/plastic blending system. In 1997, TimberTech shipped its first tongue-and-groove natural decking planks.
Products: FenceScape, DeckLites, railing, fencing, lighting, fastening, drainage systems, accessories and trim.

Trex

Materials: Recycled and reclaimed plastic and waste wood. Most of these raw materials come from recovered plastic grocery bags, plastic film, and waste wood fiber. Trex buys approximately 300 million pounds of used polyethylene and an equal amount of hardwood sawdust each year.
History: The company was formed in 1996 through the buyout of a division of Mobil Corporation and went public in 1999. Trex Company is headquartered in Winchester, Virginia, with manufacturing facilities in Fernley, Nevada, and Winchester, Virginia.
Products: Decking, railing, fencing, trim, lighting and Trex Outdoor Furniture.

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