What’s New in Alternative Materials

February 28, 2010

Trex

Transcend Line

Attributes: cPVC decking; 95 percent recycled plastic and wood flour core

Colors: gravel path, tree house, fire pit and vintage lantern

Other: three-side shell to allow moisture to drain

Warranty: 25-year limited stain and fade

Online: www.trex.com

For more info, go to http://www.housingzone.com and enter # 251

TimberTech

Reliaboard

Attributes: Recycled wood / post-consumer recycled and virgin HDPE

Profile: full 5.4” wide plank surface, square-edge profile, flat grain surface pattern

Colors: Grey and cedar

Lengths: 12’, 16’ and 20’ / Maximum 16” O.C. span rating

Online: www.timbertech.com

For more info, go to http://www.housingzone.com and enter # 252

MoistureShield

Vantage Collection

Profiles: 5/4” x 6”

Colors: Walnut and tigerwood (new)

Formula: Minimum 30 percent post-consumer / 60 percent pre-consumer recycled content

Grain: Embossed wood grain finish on both sides

Other: Boards can be ordered with or without grooves for hidden fastener systems

Online: www.moistureshield.com

For more info, go to http://www.housingzone.com and enter # 253

AZEK Building Products

Arbor Collection

Profiles: Tropical wood grain pattern

Colors: Morado, acacia and redland rose

Sizes: Available in 1” x 3 ½” and 1” x 5 ½” sizes

Online: www.azek.com

For more info, go to http://www.housingzone.com and enter # 254

Fiberon

Horizon Line

Profiles: Square edge or grooved

Colors: Ipe and rosewood (new), sand, brick, bronze, slate

Other: Grooved boards can use company’s Phantom hidden fasteners

Online: www.fiberon.com

For more info, go to http://www.housingzone.com and enter # 255

CertainTeed

EverNew cPVC Decking

Attributes: Fusion-bonded Lumenite solar-reflecting surface technology, Class 1-A fire rating

Boards: 1 x 5-½”

Lengths: 12’, 16’ and 20’

Colors: Saddle, sequoia, dune, greystone

Warranty: 10-year stain and fade resistance

Online: www.certainteed.com

For more info, go to http://www.housingzone.com and enter # 256

Deceuninck

Kodiak cPVC with Korelite

Attributes: Korelite dense cellular foam core w/o wood or wood fillers

Planks: Wrapped in SunShield PVC

Installations: Swimming pool decks, docks and other outdoor applications

Colors: four earth tone colors; wood grain embossing

Other: Matching 5/8” thick fascia

Online: www.deceuninck-americas.com

For more info, go to http://www.housingzone.com and enter # 257

Universal Consumer Products / Deckorators

Aluminum Railing Kits

Colors: Powder-coated black or white

Options: Post sleeves, stair rail bracket kits, angled brackets and matching post caps (including a solar powered version)

Other: Fully compatible with company’s baluster styles

Warranty: Limited lifetime

Online: www.deckorators.com

For more info, go to http://www.housingzone.com and enter # 258

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