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Talk Weathering to Me

Let’s start with the basics. To paraphrase Merriam-Webster Dictionary , weathering is the process whereby weather conditions, especially UV rays, alter the color, texture, composition, or form of exposed objects, specifically the disintegration of materials. So, in terms of decking, the weather patterns and natural environment around your home is important to how your deck looks — and its overall health.

TimberTech tapped into the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) standards to rigorously test how our products weather compared to leading competitors. The ASTM develops and publishes over 12,000 testing procedures or standards globally to determine a variety of products performance. A highly reputable, third-party lab conducted testing on TimberTech and competitors’ boards per ASTM D2244 and ASTM G154 standards. The samples, independently sourced, were tested in a Weatherometer Chamber where they were subjected to cycles of eight hours of UV radiation followed by four hours of darkness to ASTM specifications. The results, while staggering, were not surprising. See for yourself.

Azek-Fade.png A TimberTech AZEK board (far left) and two TimberTech PRO boards (middle and right photos) after 6 months of natural weathering. Note that the only “difference” in color is due to the camera’s reflection being caught on the TimberTech PRO board on the far right.

Wood-Fade.png (From left to right.) Cedar, treated Pine, and Mahogany after 6 months of natural weathering.

Whatever the Weather Your Deck Won’t Weather

When it comes to the nitty-gritty details of weathering, TimberTech is all about product transparency. TimberTech ensures that you are covered in all aspects of your outdoor living investments, from providing the industry’s best warranties to meticulously engineering all the caps and cores of our boards to prevent mold, moisture damage, and weathering.

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Traditional wood decks weather quickly and noticeably. Even dense hardwoods, like Ipe, can’t stand up to the wrath of mother nature’s elements.

The leading competitors’ 3-sided capped composite decking leaves a full side of the board that contains organic wood fibers exposed to the elements. They also actively sell a full line of decking that has wood particles (or ‘dandruff,’ as we call it in the industry, because it looks like white flakes in the board’s surface) in the cap of the board (shown right). This dandruff of organic, wood fibers are exposed to the elements and is prone to weathering quickly (in as short of time as 12 to 16 weeks). This process ‘bleaches’ the wood particles, making the dandruff more visible.

Each TimberTech Decking line (TimberTech AZEK, PRO, and EDGE) offers superior resistance to weathering with their unique, proprietary cap material covering each board where it counts. Plus, TimberTech AZEK Decking is protected by proprietary Alloy Armour Technology in the caps for added protection against fading, staining, and weathering.

TradWoodDecks.png Ipe wood after 6 months of natural weathering

CompetitorsCapped.png Leading competitor’s deck board with visible wood particles (dandruff) in the cap.

TTDecking.png TimberTech PRO board with multi-colored variegation, infinitely-variable wood grain, and a hand scrapped finish. No wood particles used in the 4-sided cap.

At TimberTech, it’s a core value to do things the right way. That leads to products proven to deliver the beauty and longevity that’s promised. It’s also why each line is backed up by warranties that either meet or beat the leading competitors by far.

When it comes to a major investment for your home and property value, don’t take the risk of your deck weathering.  Order a sample — or several — and see why TimberTech Decking offers superior protection from weathering and long-lasting beauty.


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