flexiblefullpage - default
interstitial1 - interstitial
Currently Reading

Pro's Picks: Deckorators Voyage

billboard -
Decks & Porches

Pro's Picks: Deckorators Voyage

"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."

January 28, 2020
Dekorators voyage used by remodeler Pete Soares construction
This article first appeared in the February 2020 issue of Pro Remodeler.

Peter Soares

Owner and Founder, Pete’s Construction

Boston, Mass.




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.

Add new comment

Plain text

  • No HTML tags allowed.
  • Web page addresses and email addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.

Related Stories

Top 100 Products 2022

The industry's best, determined by our audience

Top 100 Products 2022: Decks, Porches, & Railings

Products from AGS Stainless, Deckorators, SunTech, Fortress Building Products, Perma-Column, and Trex

How to Solve the Deck Ledger Problem in Fat Walls

Brick veneer and rigid exterior foam raise questions about deck ledger connections. We provide some answers.

Nova USA Wood Products: ExoDek QuickClip Fasteners

Hidden fasteners that automatically adjust your deck.

Top 100 Products for 2021: Decks, Porches and Railings

Products from AGS Stainless, Fortress Building Products, Camo, Fastenmaster, Fiberon, Deckorators and SunTech. 

Pro's Picks: Danver Stainless Steel Cabinets

Stainless steel outdoor cabinetry that resists rusting while giving remodelers the look of interior kitchen design. 

Work-From-Home Trend May Create Opportunity for Adding Shed Offices in Clients’ Outdoor Remodel

With more homeowners interested in working from home, backyard offices could be a solution for remote work. 

Pro's Picks: Edgexmetal Clips, Camo Lever

A deck fastener system designed for metal framing that can save remodelers time and money. 

Innovative Products: Camo EdgeXMetal Clips

A hidden clip for metal framing featuring a drill-point screw that can engage within two seconds

Top 100 Products for 2020: Railings

Products from AGS Stainless, Deckorators, Feeney, and Viewrail. 

boombox1 -
native1 -

More in Category

native2 -
halfpage1 -