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.