There are hundreds, if not thousands, of choices in the type of deck boards you can use. There’s hardwoods, pressure treated, thermally modified wood, composite, capped composite and cellular PVC. It becomes overwhelming for many when they start to look at the options and we are often asked for recommendations. To provide you, the best choices possible, we do a lot of testing and research on products before we are willing to recommend them. Over the years one of our favourite deck board options has become Azek decking.
Azek decking is a product that we have recommended many times in the past and continue to recommend to customers today. From the colours to the warranty, everything about this product gets us excited. We prefer cellular pvc over most composite products and absolutely love working with Azek decking. Consider it for your next project and you won’t be disappointed.
We could give you a long list of reasons why we love this product but we’ll narrow the reasons down to a select few:
- Wide Range of Colours Azek decking comes in a wide array of colours that will suite any landscape or architecture. From earth tones that match any house exterior to variegated colours that resemble tropical hardwoods, there is a colour to match everybody’s style and taste. The colours work well together to come up with some very unique design patterns.
- Price Points to Suite Most Budgets You can get the benefits of great colour options and a great product at a very reasonable price with the Azek decking Harvest collection. If you have the budget and are looking for more options then there are also some great products available.
- Stain and Scratch Resistant Of all low maintenance decking options out there we have found that Azek decking has the best scratch and stain resistance. Is it possible to scratch the surface of the deck? Yes, but let us tell you it’s not easy. A utility knife will do it if you really want to try but that probably isn’t covered under the warranty. Red wine and hamburger grease are some of the toughest stains to get out of a wood deck but with Azek decking it’s not a problem.
- Great Warranty Azek stands behind their products and they are willing to back that up with a great limited life time warranty. On top of that, reading the warranty document doesn’t take a law degree, which is a definite benefit in our books. There are very few exclusions in the warranty which makes this an easy product to recommend.
- A Local Distributor That Carries the Entire Line Azek decking is distributed locally by a southern Ontario company that carries the full line of products from Azek. That means there is no long waits to get material. Local contractor supply stores may not carry the entire line but instead of waiting weeks to get a shipment they normally arrive within a few business days. This allows your project to start sooner than certain other products would allow.
- Mold & Mildew Resistant Due to the fact, there are no wood fibres like other composite materials, it is impossible for mold and mildew to grow. There is the chance for some surface mildew if you have a lot of plants or trees around your deck but that is easy enough to clean off with soap and warm water.
While there are many alternatives on the market we only recommend those products that we believe in. We work hard to create relationships with those companies so we can offer you the best service and value possible. And yes, if you go to the Azek Contractor Locator, and search for Decked To Perfection under contractors we are a Bronze Level contractor with Azek Building Products.