Latitudes Marine decking is fortified with the same proven. Strandex? technology used in all Latitudes composite products. The proven Strandex process—combined with an optimal balance of wood fiber and polymers—ensures superior protection against. UV degradation and water absorption. Strandex helps create the.
Morning dew, rainwater, melting ice and snow are quickly absorbed by unprotected wood, causing it to soften and swell. . Hardwood and Composite Lumber also Benefit from Weather Protection and Regular Maintenance With the recent emergence of plastic/wood composites and exotic hardwoods as substitute decking
Apr 11, 2014 The use of composite and plastic decking products as an alternative to timber may still be relatively new in Australia but there's already a vast range of products available Hollow boards have an increased risk of absorbing atmospheric moisture and require a more accurate installation, but are cheaper.
May 30, 2014 Moisture absorption can lead to rot in both wood and composite decking, along with mechanical damage from shrinking and swelling. In this case, the cap is used for enhanced resistance to staining, fading, and scratching; it is not primarily for water protection since the composite core is already
Moldex offers professional-grade solutions for effective mold removal. One is to clean and disinfect mold growth. Two is removing stain and cosmetic damage caused by mold. Three: protecting surfaces with an antimicrobial mold-proof coating. Moldex Deck! Protector is a 100% acrylic coating that restores natural color while
But beyond the deck surface, it is the deterioration of the wood joists underneath the composite that must be considered. The drying qualities of composite decking on the surface can be counterproductive to the actual structure of the deck. While wood decking will absorb some moisture and eventually release it to the air
Dark, solid composites absorb more heat than lighter types. Dark-colored and very dense composites can really heat up in the sun. If you're sitting in a deck chair on top of all that plastic, the heat reflected up to you can make you sizzle like the burger on your grill. Get composite samples in different colors and set them
Jul 15, 2015 Composite decking such as Seventrust decking and PVC such as Azek decking doesn't absorb moisture, so swelling and shrinking are not problems with these PVC products such as Azek decking are also prone to fading, though the industry is working to improve UV protection in its products to reduce or
New technologies have made low-maintenance composite,and plastic-based decking an ever more attractive alternative to wood alternatives. Here's a closer look at By 2009, though, the company had filed for bankruptcy protection, and its assets were sold to what became GAF Decking Systems. Two years later, the
Mar 6, 2015 While many outdoor enthusiasts love the look of wood, more and more people are turning to wood-alternative decking materials like high-performance composite and PVC. The reason is clear: wood-alternative decks last longer and need less maintenance than a rot-, warp- and splinter-prone wood deck.
Ultrashield Advantage, UltraShield Capped Composite Technology, synthetic decking, composite decking, decking. 6. Staining. Without any cap protection, any stains will be absorbed by the wood fiber or penetrate in between the wood fiber and polymer directly and permanently. non-capped staining
Dec 14, 2017 Some composite decking manufactures now offer deck products that have a special top-layer of UV protection built right into it. This co-extruded polypropylene outer shell resists everyday staining and the harmful effects of the sun. DuraLife goes one step further by installing a proprietary protective film over
Jul 8, 2015 Deckorators composite decking is ultra-durable and offers superior protection against water absorption and UV degradation. Still, proper storage and handling of decking at all times is critical to end-user satisfaction. Follow these five guidelines to make sure your Deckorators product stays in top condition
Mar 1, 2012 Referred to variously as sealers, coatings, protectors, and stains, finishes penetrate the wood's surface to slow down its ability to absorb moisture, prolonging the life of the decking and maintaining its appearance. The choices are many. Solid stains, with distinct, grain-hiding colors, look more like a layer of
We continue to push the boundaries, with technological advances like our CoolDeck? technology, which minimizes heat absorption and optimizes heat MoistureShield's innovative composite decking is the perfect blend of durability and versatility. boards. It's what provides protection against the elements. Enjoy.
May 18, 2017 High-quality, fully capped composite decking has a resin cap that resists mold, mildew, and lichen, and is easy to clean should any growth take hold. When a wooden deck begins to absorb water, all sorts of problems manifest, including mold, mildew, and moss buildup wherever there is opportunity for it.
PERMADECK Latitudes Marine decking is fortified with the same proven Strandex technology used in all Latitudes composite products. The proven Strandex process, combined with an optimal balance of wood fibre and polymers, ensures superior protection against UV degradation and water absorption. Strandex helps
Jun 10, 2008 Planks extruded under higher pressure tend to have a more polymer-rich surface, which provides some protection. Though the wood component in composite decking will allow for some water absorption, many plastic-based deck boards and railings will weather well, even in coastal climates.Photo: Azek
Protecting your deck will be the first step you'll need to take in the aftercare of brand new boards. For existing structures, remember that these will need thorough cleaning & potentially restoration first, before undergoing protective treatment. In this guide, our experts will teach you how to look after your decking with the right