Whether it's a new deck or a renovation, as you plan your deck project, you could be bombarded with several terms, many of which will be used interchangeably. "Composite decking," "PVC decking," and "plastic decking" are a few of the confusing terms you might hear.
Although there are differences, they all refer to engineered decking materials that feature low maintenance and durability and are resistant to stains, mold, moisture, and rot. Composite and PVC decking offers considerable advantages over natural wood, but let's focus on PVC decking:
PVC decking is made from polyvinyl chloride, a type of plastic that contains no organic material, and because it has no wood fibers, it protects against the moisture leading to mold, mildew, and rot.
TimberTech's capped polymer deck boards are sometimes called PVC decking since both are manufactured from non-organic materials. However, the primary difference between TimberTech and other PVC deck brands is the high-performance cap that gives them superior performance and the look of natural wood.
Compared to uncapped decking requiring annual maintenance, our PVC-capped, solid-core decking materials prevent fading, offer quality and low maintenance, and enhance the beauty of any outdoor living space without wood fibers in the cap or core. So, even though composite and PVC decking may share similar traits, our decking materials' 100% polymer material has several advantages.
TimberTech is up to 30% lighter than many kinds of wood and competitors' composite wood products, resulting in faster installation. It never needs to be painted or stained for protection or aesthetics, and without wood and the threat of moisture causing damage such as rot or mold, PVC decking and railings are a low maintenance option for decks and railings.
The TimberTech Porch PVC Decking line offers up to 40% better slip resistance than competitors' decking, has a cooler surface on sunny days, and is resistant to the elements. Our porch boards also resist stains, scratches, fading, moisture damage, mold, and mildew. Because of our tongue-and-groove technology, our porch boards require no fasteners and provide a tighter fit than you would find on a decking. Alloy Armour Technology gives UV protection and helps prevent your porch surface from changing color over time. A flat, full profile bottom offers a combination of strength and a solid feel underfoot, much like traditional wood materials.
Our popular Porch line is available in 12- and 16-foot lengths in beautiful slate gray. And if you are interested in a PVC deck, with have three TimberTech AZEK collections--Vintage, Landmark, and Harvest to suit your tastes.
The colors in the Vintage Collection emphasize a rich and highly variegated coloring with a low-gloss, wire-brushed texture to create a high-quality wood look. Made with a combination of new and recycled materials, our PVC decking options reduce the environmental impact and increase the life of each surface and railing.
With our excellent warranty and "Class A" flame spread rating, homeowners have permission to enjoy their dream deck free of worry. And our 100% engineered polymer material contains no wood fibers in the core or cap, meaning moisture, mold, and mildew will never be an issue.
The Vintage Collection is available in 12-, 16, and 20-foot lengths and with a grooved or square edge. Choose from Mahogany or Coastline colors for the crowning touch.
Homeowners, you can put away the paint brush and get out the deck chairs. You're ready to enjoy your new outdoor living space as soon you have installed decking from the Landmark collection of low-maintenance PVC materials. The Landmark Collection stirs the emotions with its beautiful designs and color-blended boards with a rustic, crosscut grain pattern and a matte finish for your backyard space.
No need for sanding and staining, either. TimberTech is one of the best brands in the industry, and their PVC building materials offer quality and a surface that's resistant to the elements.
TimberTech is one of the premier manufacturers of building materials, and their PVC decking options are a prime example. Their composite and PVC deck brands come with a Lifetime Limited and 50-Year Fade and Stain Warranty giving peace of mind to homeowners.
The Landmark decking line comes in 12-, 16, and 20-foot lengths with a grooved or square edge. Choose from American Walnut or Castle Gate colors to complement your home's exterior. As with all our collections, TimberTech Landmark PVC deck boards are 30 degrees cooler and are 40 percent more slip-resistant than the composite deck boards of other brands.
The TimberTech AZEK Harvest Collection offers nature-inspired hues complementing many home exteriors. This collection adds classically attractive natural wood aesthetics to your outdoor living space with its cathedral wood grain patterns. The TimberTech Harvest Collection offers stylish looks without the high cost with its solid color boards for a painted wood look that complements almost any home's exterior while providing a traditional cathedral wood grain pattern.
The capped polymer solid core deck boards include an Alloy Armour Technology surface protected from stains, mold, and mildew. No expensive and time-consuming sanding, sealing, or staining of the boards is required. A Lifetime Limited Warranty and 50-Year Fade and Stain Warranty give you peace of mind that your PVC deck will maintain its beauty and quality in your backyard for many years.
The slate gray Harvest Collection comes in 12-, 16-, and 20-foot board lengths and with a choice of a grooved or square edge.
When you pick TimberTech AZEK capped polymer decking, you're building a low-maintenance PVC deck that will last longer than pressure-treated lumber without the plastic-y look and feel of typical PVC decking. Here is a recap of the benefits to homeowners when they choose weather-resistant polymer-capped TimberTech PVC decking from our decking line.
Choose the best decking material for your deck renovation. See how TimberTech AZEK brings unbeatable performance and enduring beauty to your outdoor living space. In just a few years, our capped composite decking or capped polymer (PVC) decking can pay for itself as you enjoy its long-lasting color and minimal maintenance.
The long-term benefits of choosing TimberTech AZEK capped polymer decking outweigh the lower upfront cost of a traditional wood deck. Initially, the cost of a capped polymer deck can be higher than a wood deck. However, after factoring in the costs for maintenance, paint, re-staining, and repair on a wood deck, a capped polymer deck can provide longer-term savings.
Ring's End sells TimberTech PVC decking by Azek, one of the top manufacturers of PVC and capped composite decking backed by a great fade and stain warranty! Choose from our TimberTech Porch, Vintage, Landmark, and Harvest Collections. The quality and services you will receive from Ring's End are well worth it!