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Azek Decking

Cellular PVC is my favorite way to go for decking.

It is installed with the HIDfast stainless steel invisible fastening system, so you don't see any screws.

Although some screws are required on the borders, boards that are close to the house, and on stair treads, we use the CORTEX system which uses a matching plug over each recessed screw to make a really clean screw-free surface for the entire deck.
It comes in three lines which are all the same product except color/tone. The more realistic looking wood tones are about $.50- $1 more per square foot.

 

 

Azek Decking

Cellular PVC is more stain resistant, more imperious to water, not made of wood flour like composites, and now are able to made into darker richer colors with realistic wood grains.

The colors are not all the same in price; they range within $1/linear foot more on both fascia and decking.

 

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An average deck could be about $400 more when upgrading from Harvest to Terra, figuring in the fascia also.

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This product is installed with hidFAST™ fasteners. They are stainless steel, driven in with a special hydrolic air-pressure gun, coated with a lubricating oil (the brown stuff shown here). The profile shows how it offers both attachment to the joist and engagement into the next board, and uniform spacing.
hidFAST decking gaps

Two spacing options: 1/8th" (standard), 3/16th" (wide)

Timbertech™

"Harbor Stone XLM"
Azek "Harbor Stone"

"Harvest Bronze XLM"
Azek "Harvest Bronze"
"Mountain Cedar XLM"
Azek "Mountain Cedar"
"River Rock XLM"
Azek™ "River Rock"
"Rustic Bark XLM"
Azek™ "Rustic Bark"
"Sand Ridge XLM"
Azek "Sand Ridge XLM"
"Walnut Grove XLM"
Azek™ "Walnut Grove"
Azek™ White (trim boards only)
Azek™ White Trim

Trex Deckinghas lots of varieties and fastening methods. It's lowest line, Accents, has hardlyl any sheen at all, scratches easily. It is thicker and more porous than the better products.

trex Decking trex Railing

Trex Decking

Transcends is a similar product wrapped with a PVC coating. Enhance is solid cellular PVC. Trex is installed with a proprietory side fastener and/or matching composite decking screws (on stairs and edges).

Accents Line
Transcends
Enhance Line

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VekaDeck
Cellular PVC

Veka Decking

vekadeck decking


Westech

Westech Decking

6-12 Vinyl
12" wide planks, reversible to look like 6" planks; available up to 24 feet long; tongue & groove; These are great for over garages or flat roofs.
See a video of this product here:

westtec decking

 

 

green treated decking

Basic Green Treated is typically installed with screws. Invisible fasteners are probably not worth it for this selection. Green tends to shrink more than any other option, so we install the boards virtually touching each other and within a year or two the gap is little less than 1/4". Expect hairline cracking, but nothing structural.

 

Cedar Decking

Cedar is typically attached with screws, but there are invisible fastening systems available or it too. Most of these add about $1 per square foot to the cost. Stairs and edges must be screwed. Decks over 20 ft wide will need staggered seams or inset border.

5/4" deck boards
2 x 6's (used for joist spans of over 16")

cedar decking
Cedar can be many different shades; but they tend to fade into a more uniform look pretty quickly when in sun, unless treated with something. There are lots of knots, but I haven't had much problem with any following thru. We do a good job of editing through the stockpile.

 


Veranda™ decking
composite wrapped in cellular PVC
"Armorguard" decking

Not too bad a value, for those who think Azek is too pricey.

veranda decking

Veranda "Brazilian Walnut" Decking with Cedar Railing and Fascia

"LastDeck" Aluminum Decking Aluminum Decking
see more about this product at www.lastdeck.com
LastDeck™ "Redwood"