Azek Decknology Blog

Top Ways to Improve Outdoor Spaces for Deck Safety Month® this May

Tags: safety, decking, timbertech, azek

Whether your family has a graduation, wedding, or just some good old-fashioned barbeques on the horizon this summer, enjoying al fresco gatherings can build lasting memories. The North American Deck and Railing Association (NADRA) considers May Check Your Deck® month, because Spring is the perfect time to ensure your outdoor space is secure.  Safety is the number one priority at AZEK® Building Products, and as a proud member of NADRA, we would like to share a few tips that can help protect your family and friends throughout the celebration season.

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AZEK® Building Products Gives Back to National Forest Foundation to Honor Earth Day

Tags: earth day, timbertech, decking, azek

It feels good to discover an earth-friendly find, and sometimes those products are in the most surprising of places. In honor of Earth Day this year, AZEK® Building Products is celebrating its year-round commitment to sustainability by supporting the National Forest Foundation. The goal - collect $5,000 to plant 5,000 trees.

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AZEK AND DAYTON DRAGONS TEAM UP TO CREATE “DRAGON’S LAIR”

Tags: mahogany, vintage collection, azek, decking

AZEK® Building Products and the MiLB’s Dayton Dragons have hit a home run this season by teaming up to create a dynamic new viewing deck at Fifth Third Field in Dayton, Ohio. The “Dragon’s Lair” is a high-end, all-inclusive hospitality area made from AZEK® Deck’s Vintage Collection® in Mahogany with dark hickory accents.

The space is a donation and part of AZEK Building Products’ commitment to community engagement. “We believe in giving back and being active in the towns and cities where we work.  We are proud of our presence in the area,” says Julia Fitzgerald, AZEK Builidng Products CMO.  “Wilmington has been home to one of our manufacturing plants for more than 15 years, so our ties run deep. The Dragon’s Lair is the perfect opportunity for us to make a worthwhile investment near where our employees live, work and play,” says Fitzgerald.

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AZEK® Building Products Lends a Hand to Families in Need

Tags: docks, contest, decking, helping hand, azek

AZEK® Building Products is currently seeking entries for “Helping Hand”, a new campaign aimed at supporting families in the Southeast impacted by hurricane or severe storm damage. Four winners will be selected to receive an AZEK® or TimberTech® deck or dock.  The campaign runs through March 31st, so if you know someone who is in need, be sure to submit your entry before the deadline.

With your helping hand, AZEK Building Products, along with our local dealer and contractor partners, will be able to give back to people who need it the most. If you have neighbors impacted by a storm, and you would like to nominate them to receive a deck or dock of their dreams, here’s what to do: Fill out the campaign entry form and tell us why they deserve to win!  Maybe they’re an upstanding citizen; maybe they’re a charitable person; or maybe they’re just a good friend who you want to help out. Whatever the reason, we want to hear from you.

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AZEK® Decking to be Featured on New Season of "Tiny House Nation"

Tags: press, outdoor living, company news, decking, tiny house nation

AZEK® Building Products is proud to be featured on "Tiny House Nation" this Saturday night, March 4th, 2017, at 9/8c on the FYI network.

"Tiny House Nation" follows host John Weisbarth and his co-host, Tiny Home contractor extraordinaire, Zach Griffin, as they renovate small spaces for families across the United States.

In an episode titled “400 Sq. Ft. Amplified Tiny House”, the hosts visit Fayetteville, Arkansas to meet Asha Mevlana. Asha is an American violinist known for playing an electric, 7-string viper violin.  She has performed with the Trans-Siberian Orchestra and the Australian rock band Porcelain.  When tasked with the idea of building out a state-of-the art deck for her Tiny House, Zach & Griffin knew it not only needed to be low-maintenance for this touring musician, but beautiful and durable for entertaining.

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Decking Damage: When to Replace Your Deck

Tags: care and cleaning, decking

If your deck is looking a little worn lately despite all your efforts to maintain it, then it might be time you considered either repairing or replacing it. Of course, these are two drastically different projects, so before you choose one over the other, it helps to have an understanding of when you really should replace your deck, over simply repairing it.

There are essentially two types of damage that can occur to a deck – local damage and structural damage. This guide will help you learn more about each so you can make the best decision about your deck repair or replacement. 

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PVC Decking vs Capped Wood Composite

Tags: decking

Over the last decade, there have been some impressive innovations in decking materials. Once restricted to pressure-treated wood for their decks, homeowners now have a wide range of options available to choose from including durable and long-lasting PVC decking and capped composite decking.

Though these products may look similar, they each have their own unique qualities and benefits. Here, we examine the benefits of PVC decking vs. capped composite, and why a homeowner can’t really go wrong with either choice.

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When to Replace Decking Boards

Tags: care and cleaning, decking

Despite the fact that pressure treated wood is supposed to be insect and water resistant, the truth is, over time, pressure treated wood will become increasingly prone to damage caused by these and other problems. In fact, if you own a wood deck, you need to inspect it annually so you can identify any potential damage and make the necessary repairs before it worsens.    

In most cases, a deck’s wood boards tend to be the first to go because this part of the deck is subjected to the most wear and tear and is constantly exposed to the elements. As a result, a wood deck will need to have its decking boards replaced at some point.

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4 Tips For Hiring a Deck Contractor Or Builder

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PVC Decking Explained: What is It Made Of?

Tags: decking

Thinking about replacing your tired old wooden deck or having a new deck installed on your home? The odds are that you’re probably a little surprised at all of the decking options available these days.

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DECKING OUT A CONDO IN THE CITY BY THE BAY

Tags: decking, inspiration

It isn’t every day that Steven and Brucie Schneider, of San Rafael, California-based construction company Schneider Construction, are asked to build a deck on TOP of a building. Fortunately, when that does happen, which seems to be a new trend in the San Francisco area and beyond, they are more than up to the task.

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ILLUMINATE YOUR DECK AND PATIO

Tags: decking, lighting

Lighting determines ambiance. It’s the finishing touch that brings a patio together once the materials, railings, fasteners and furniture are in place. It’s also an art of subtle touches, which is why it tends to get overlooked.

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THE HIGHLY ENGINEERED AZEK DECKING ADVANTAGE

Tags: decking

There’s a reason so many homeowners are choosing materials other than wood to build their deck. PVC capped polymer is more durable, easier to maintain, and offers longer lasting aesthetics than wood. In addition to being easier to work with, engineered decking is also a better investment than traditional materials, requiring less upkeep and fewer repairs over time—and initial price points to fit a variety of budgets.

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VINTAGE COLLECTION® RECEIVES CLASS “A” FLAME SPREAD INDEX RATING

Tags: company news, decking

Since the beginning of time, mankind has been captivated by fire; with its power and reckless disregard for humanity often leaving destruction in its wake. Therefore, it is not surprising that as building science evolved, building material manufacturers have searched for ways to combat Mother Nature. At the top of the list are products that can stand up to fire and the damage it can cause to our homes.

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