Owner and Founder, Pete’s Construction
As a contractor, my biggest concern is peace of mind—for myself, my team, and (most importantly) our clients. When we’re installing a Deckorators Voyage deck, that’s what we get. It’s why 95% of our decking jobs use Deckorators; last year it was used on every single deck we built.
When you look at the inner core of a piece of cut decking, you’re going to see air pockets. What sets Deckorators apart from their competitors is Deckorators’ core is completely solid. Other composite decking manufacturers require that contractors frame decks 12 inches on center, but because Deckorators’ boards have no air pockets in the core, you can continue framing decks at 16 inches on center, and the deck will not buckle in the summer heat.
I’ve also had the chance to hit Voyage decking with a sledgehammer—it was fun to do, of course, but more than that, the board didn’t show signs of weakness or breaking. You can definitely scratch and dent the surface, but the boards won’t break, even with the force and weight behind swinging a sledgehammer.
It’s also highly beneficial to be one of their Certified Pro installers. I’m on the Deckorators site as a service provider in my area, making it easier for homeowners who want their product to find and hire us.
If there was one thing I could ask of Deckorators, it would be that more local vendors stock more of their product. Having a personal rep solves any issues when I need something in a pinch.