AZEK decks are 100% Smarter Than Wood. They are designed to inspire and engineered to last beautifully. Browse through each collection to see how we’ve used the latest in materials science innovation to protect your deck. Discover the AZEK difference and how we engineer the best high-performance building materials available.

AZEK Vintage Collection vs Pressure Treated Wood

AZEK capped polymer decks are engineered to last beautifully from installation throughout all the seasons in the life of your deck. Interact with the time-lapse animation below to see how AZEK decking stands up to traditional wood planks over time.

Slide to see a comparison of the effects on weather and wear of AZEK Deck and wood over time.

  • Stands up to harsh weather
  • Resists mold, mildew, & moisture damage
  • Resists stains, scratches, & fading
  • No annual sealing & staining
  • Quick & easy installation
  • Superior heat dissipation
AZEK is #1 in Design Preference

Choose Your Color

Choose Your Color

AZEK decks are designed with top of the line quality and beauty. With an enhanced real-wood look and vast array of color choices, there’s a perfect match for every style.

Warm, Rustic, Refined Brown Color Decks

Warm, Rustic, Refined Browns

This family of warm, mineral-based colors pairs with pastels, vivid accents and traditional or Americana tones.

Explore Browns
Traditional, Americana Red Color Decks

Traditional, Americana Reds

These wood-influenced hues support a wide range of color accents, supporting both traditional and contemporary designs.

Explore Reds
On-Trend, Sophisticated Gray Color Decks

On-Trend, Sophisticated Grays

Gray can tone down or intensify the impact of surrounding colors; homogenizing or contrasting color, texture and pattern.

Explore Grays

The AZEK Decking Difference

Select the materials that stay beautiful longer.

Pressure Treated Wood

Pressure treated wood

Although traditional lumber still attracts many home owners, the appeal often fades as quickly as the wood does. Without frequent and necessary maintenance, pressure treated wood decks can splinter, warp or cup—and this can happen quickly without annual sealing and staining for protection. In the long run, wood decks become an expensive and time consuming addition to a home.

Capped Wood Composite Decking

Capped wood composite: TimberTech®

Made of plastic and wood fibers and coated with a composite cap, this decking is more resistant to the elements than traditional wood, and provides added durability, mold and mildew resistance, and a splinter-free surface. A practical choice for discerning homeowners, it comes in a variety of colors and grains, retaining the look and feel of traditional hardwood without the annual sealing and staining needed for protection.

Capped Polymer Decking

Capped polymer: AZEK®

With an enhanced real-wood look and strength backed by Alloy Armour Technology, AZEK’s capped polymer decking materials are top of the line in quality and beauty. AZEK’s teams of scientists and designers have engineered high-performance decking materials that withstand the test of time and nature with unparalleled beauty. With AZEK, you’ll be able to forget the drudgery of staining your deck for protection.

Decking Materials Comparison

Decking Materials Comparison Pressure Treated & Other Soft Woods Capped Wood Composite: TimberTech® Capped Polymer: AZEK®
Maintenance Annual staining and sealing Periodic cleaning Periodic cleaning
Aesthetics Must be stained or painted Real-wood look Enhanced wood look
Residential warranty None Limited 30-year fade & stain, material defects, termite & rot damage Limited 30-year fade & stain, limited lifetime against material defects, termite & rot damage

Mold & mildew resistance X

Stain resistance

Scratch resistance

Fade Resistance

Splinter-free X

Heat dissipation

Approximate initial upfront cost $6.5K $7.9K $8.2K
Approximate cost of ownership over 20 years* $23.3K $8.9K $9.2K

Cost of ownership is an estimate based on the average deck size of 320 square feet and includes all materials and labor for annual cleaning/staining and pressure washing.

**Depending on environmental conditions, AZEK Deck colors may appear to lighten over time as part of the natural weathering process consistent with the warranty guarantees where applicable. All decking products, natural and manmade will experience weathering.


Alloy Armour Technology (AAT), is a proprietary alloy blend that provides improved performance characteristics, such as outstanding weather protection, UV protection, resistance to scratching, and improved colorfastness. Rigorously tested, AAT allows AZEK to confidently provide an industry-best 30-year limited fade and stain warranty.