Deck and Railing 101

Learn outdoor living lingo and discover the technology in our decking and railing, so you can confidently choose the material that suits your lifestyle.

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Start With Deck & Railing Basics

We get it – no one taught you about decking and railing in school. Relax, we’re here to help guide you through everything you need to know about our favorite dynamic duo. Use the slider to familiarize yourself with the terms industry-insiders use when discussing deck and railing.

Experience the Difference

Homeowners tell us – and their neighbors – the best way to get a feel for your project is to get a feel for our products. Compare samples to find your color, style, and material.

TimberTech Decking Samples
Deck Railing 101 Wood vs Composite Wood

Why Wood Fails

There are countless reasons to choose composite deck and railing over wood. TimberTech Deck and Railing products are:

  • Low maintenance – forget sanding and staining.
  • Stylish – hello design goals.
  • Sustainably made – we promise no trees are harmed in the making of our products.
TimberTech Edge Decking

The TimberTech Advantage

Being radically transparent isn’t tough when you have nothing to hide.

TimberTech Decking and Railing allows you to build your ideal deck without sacrificing comfort, safety, time, and peace of mind.
Our decking is low-maintenance, sustainably made, and, most importantly, stylish – and that’s not even the half of it!

The Power of Premium Composite Decking

With TimberTech for your outdoor living space, you’re not getting just any old deck – you’re getting the highest-quality deck and railing material on the market.

Our premium capped polymer and composite decking lines are don’t require constant maintenance like wood decking – so you lock in enduring beauty without breaking your back or your budget.

TimberTech® AZEK® Advantage

Decking and Railing 101 TimberTech AZEK infographic

A. HEAT MANAGEMENT
In similar color spaces, our boards are cooler to the touch than other composites.

B. WATER RESISTANCE
Resistant to damage from mold, mildew, and rot with surface protection: Alloy Armour Technology.

C. 100% SYNTHETIC
Contains no organic materials making it much less susceptible to damage from moisture.

D. LIGHTWEIGHT
Up to 30% lighter than competitive materials, including exotic hardwoods.

TimberTech® PRO® Advantage

Decking and Railing 101 TimberTech PRO infographic

A. ENVIRONMENTLY FRIENDLY
Made from up to 80% recycled materials for an eco-friendly wood alternative.

B. NO WOOD FIBER IN CAP MATERIAL
Proprietary protective shell with no wood fibers to compromise performance.

C. 4-SIDED CAPPED BOARD
Protects against moisture, mildew, and rot; even the back side is protected.

D. ENCAPSULATED GROOVE
Unlike the competition, our cap covers inside the groove to help prevent mold and mildew.

Now You Know!

You’ve officially educated yourself on the basics of deck and railing – congrats! Finish laying the groundwork by exploring designs and estimating your budget.

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