Deck and Railing 101
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.
The protective layer on boards that is composed of all synthetic material to protect against stains, scratches, and mold.
Top & Bottom Railing
The uppermost piece of rail that connects the top end of the infill.
The piece that runs along the rail at the bottom, beneath the infill.
The boards that are applied behind each step.
The boards that run around the perimeter of the deck.
Fits snugly between the top and bottom rail to fill the inside area.
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.
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
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.
Up to 30% lighter than competitive materials, including exotic hardwoods.
TimberTech® PRO® Advantage
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.