Composite decking is a great choice for installing a low maintenance deck. Once you decide to install wood alternative decking, you then have to choose a brand. Even though composite decking is a fairly young concept, there are plenty of companies marketing the product. With so many choices at varying price points, picking the right brand is a challenge. In this blog, we highlight three top composite decking brands: TimberTech Legacy, Trex Transcend, and AZEK Vintage Collection.
What You’ll Learn in this Blog:
Advantages of Quality Brands
Our first top-notch composite brand is TimberTech. Their Legacy Collection emulates natural wood texture and coloring. Each board includes variations in color, designed to look like real wood. The hand-scraped surface mimics exotic hardwood flooring. Also , the color selection, while limited, features beautiful natural shades of real wood like pecan and mocha.
Legacy composite, like Trex Transcend, boasts durability proven by its mold, scratch, fade, and moisture resistance. The brand comes with a 25 year fade and stain warranty, as well as a 25 year limited warranty.
Image sourced from www.timbertech.com/products/decking/legacy
Next, we highlight the most popular wood alternative brands. Trex is one of the most well-known composite brands in North America. Established in 1996, Trex grew into the world’s largest manufacturer of wood-alternative decking. They credit innovation as the driving force behind their success. In addition, the Transcend line uses 95% recycled materials to engineer the boards. The material offers a fade, stain, scratch and mold resistant solution to common composite problems. In addition to its green nature and durability, Trex Transcend features a realistic wood-grain pattern. Also, the line comes in 12 rich colors including firepit and spiced rum.
Image sourced from www.trex.com/products/decking/transcend-decking-and-railing
There are three main factors to consider when purchasing decking: the look, the durability, and the warranty. Install a product backed by a long-term warranty. Trex Transcend comes with a 25 year limited residential fade and stain warranty. Additionally, the warranty adds value making the cost worth it for the home owner.
AZEK Vintage Collection
Finally, our last alternative decking brand offers a high-performance product with Alloy Armour Technology. AZEK’s Vintage Collection features a more rustic approach with their capped polymer decking. Thus, AZEK products boast the most realistic wood decking in the market.
Image sourced from http://azek.com/products/decking/vintage-decking-collection
We also have to discuss and compare the warranty. AZEK offers the best warranty out of the 3 brands mentioned. With a 30 year limited fade and stain warranty as well as a lifetime limited warranty, the AZEK Vintage Collection is a great value.