Today’s featured deck project in Northfield, OH, illustrates that when it comes to low-maintenance decking, brands matter. Homeowners have heard that synthetic decking doesn’t fade, and they have begun to take that assumption for granted. What’s the problem with that?
Did Your Decking Come with a Warranty?
First, not all decking manufacturers claim their products won’t fade. While the best decking brands make this claim, not all brands do. Lesser-known brands may hope you’ll associate their product with the excellent reputations earned by the big guys.
Second, not every manufacturer backs a “fade resistant” claim with a warranty. Keep in mind companies cannot promise your deck won’t fade. What they can do is guarantee that if your decking fades under normal conditions, they will replace it. When a top-tier company like AZEK provides such a warranty, you know they’re confident their decking products won’t fade. Otherwise, they would lose money fulfilling that warranty and would soon be out of business.
Off-Brand, Low-Quality Decking is Engineered to Disappoint
The Northfield, OH, homeowners whose deck you see pictured here purchased a home with a deck already installed by the builder. Because it was made with composite decking, they would naturally have assumed its color would last. They were surprised and extremely disappointed when the color on their composite deck faded tremendously.
— Faded deck before Archadeck of Akron replaced the deck with top-quality AZEK synthetic decking.
Home buyers may see a composite deck and think they won’t need to replace it for many years. Unfortunately, that’s not always the case. At this Northfield, OH, property, the composite decking brand the builder used was an inferior product. It’s certainly not a brand that premier deck builder Archadeck of Akron would use or recommend.
Replacing Builder-Grade Decking with Color that Lasts
The clients called Northfield, OH, deck builder Archadeck of Akron to replace their faded deck with color-fast composite decking they can trust. Our brand selection for this project was AZEK, a company with the best fade-and-stain warranties in the industry. Loving the rich colors of the Harvest collection, the homeowners chose the Kona color.
— Stunning new AZEK deck by Archadeck of Akron.
With AZEK on their deck, these homeowners will not have to worry about fading. AZEK’s steadfast colors are engineered to stay true over time. This synthetic decking is backed by a 50-Year Limited Fade & Stain warranty against fading. Each decking board is made of 100% PVC (both in the core and surface).
Redecking Can Be a Money-Saving Option
The deck surface replacement process is called redecking. Since the deck’s original support structure was still sturdy, the homeowners avoided the expense of replacing the entire structure. On this particular project, we were able to reuse the existing low-maintenance vinyl rail. With low-maintenance railing and low-maintenance decking, the homeowners can relax, knowing their outdoor living space will look just as great for many years to come.
Whether you are looking to add a new deck or replace an old one, Archadeck of Akron will work with you to design a high-quality structure using the most reliable materials. To get started, just call.You can contact Archadeck of Akron today at (330) 537-6412.
Patrick Sluss, owner Archadeck of Akron