Priding ourselves on designing and building exceptional quality custom outdoor living spaces since 1980, it should come as no surprise that Archadeck’s first choice for low maintenance outdoor building materials are TimberTech Composite and Advanced PVC Decking by AZEK.
Validating our preference of carefree, low maintenance materials is a recent honor bestowed on TimberTech by Good Housekeeping.
Good Housekeeping Sustainable Innovation Award For Sustainability
TimberTech Advanced PVC Decking has been recognized for innovative sustainability from one of the country’s most trusted sources. The Good Housekeeping 2023 Sustainable Innovation Award was given to the TimberTech Advanced PVC Decking, specifically the Landmark Collection, known for its bold hardwood appearance and dramatic crosscut grain texture.
TimberTech’s manufacturer, AZEK, was carefully reviewed and the products received thorough testing in the Good Housekeeping labs. They first documented AZEK’s energy, water, and waste reduction; use of recycled material and future product recyclability; and overall corporate efforts to reduce carbon, waste, and more. Then, they put the products to the test for functionality, durability, and in TimberTech’s case, beauty.
TimberTech performed well in both corporate responsibility and product performance. With approximately 60% recycled content –including scrap vinyl siding and PVC pipes – the decking’s sustainability credentials were strong.
What came as a pleasant surprise to the reviewers, including judge Dan DiClerico, Director of the Home Improvement & Outdoor Lab at the Good Housekeeping Institute, was the beauty of the product, calling the French White Oak and English Walnut varieties, “Some of the better looking composite decking products to come through our labs.” The beauty is not only skin deep, but long-lasting. “This decking proved extremely durable and low-maintenance in our tests, thanks to capped-polymer technology. It was particularly scratch-and dent-resistant so it should hold up over time.”
Why Is Being Recognized By Good Housekeeping Significant?
Good Housekeeping is a popular American lifestyle magazine that has a long and storied history. It was first published in May 1885 by Clark W. Bryan, a publisher and editor, and it was originally intended as a publication for women in the home.
The magazine was founded during a time when the women's rights movement was gaining momentum, and it aimed to provide practical advice and information to women about running their households.
Good Housekeeping Magazine quickly gained a reputation for its focus on family and home life, offering articles on cooking, cleaning, childcare, and other domestic topics. The publication also included fiction, fashion, and other content of interest to women.
In 1900, the magazine began a quality certification innovation as part of its brand – the Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval, a product testing and endorsement program that became a well-known symbol of quality and reliability.
This seal was awarded to products that passed rigorous testing by the Good Housekeeping Institute, a research and product evaluation center affiliated with the magazine.
Good Housekeeping remains a popular publication to this day, offering a mix of lifestyle and home-related content, and it continues to emphasize its commitment to providing readers with trusted advice and information. It has also expanded its reach through various digital platforms, including its Website and social media channels, in addition to the renowned print magazine.
See What’s In Store For You With Archadeck
For a retrospective of some of our most unique and beautiful low maintenance deck designs, we invite to check out our three pages of composite and vinyl decks.
For more insight on what’s possible, call us for a complimentary design consultation at (855) 931-4746. You can also click the link right here to connect with us easily.
Craig Whitman, owner Archadeck of Fort Wayne.