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5400 Newport Dr., Unit 5
Rolling Meadows, IL 60008

Decking Materials products we use...

  • PVC Decking Material
    PVC Coated Composites and Cellular PVC's

    These products are usually more expensive than composites and most have more comprehensive warranties. They have an extremely hard, tough surface and are less likely to stain or mildew. Some are solid colors that look like painted wood and some have "streaking" to look more natural. PVC coated composites will expand and contract due to temperature change. The movement of Cellular PVC's tends to be much less and they do not get as hot when exposed to full sun locations.

    • Extensive Warranties
    • Nearly Maintenance Free
    • Extremely Hard, Tough Surface
    • Several Colors
    • Stain and Mildew Resistance

    Vendors/Types: TimberTech, Azek, Trex, Fiberon, Zuri and more
  • Composites Decking Material
    Composites

    Composites are wood polymer, part wood and part plastic. The only maintenance is to keep the deck clean and remove debris from the gaps between the boards. Cheaper products will mildew and need to be cleaned more frequently. Composites must be spaced to allow for expansion and contraction due to temperature change. They are available in many different colors. They do not splinter, but tend to scratch and gouge easier than PVC coated composites or cellular PVC's.

    • Limited Warranty against splitting, splintering, rot, decay and insect damage
    • Low Maintenance

    Vendors/Types: Trex, TimberTech, Fiberon, MoistureShield, and more
  • Tropical Hardwood Decking Material
    Tropical Hardwoods

    Ipe is twice as hard as oak and is naturally resistant to insects and decay. It has a life expectancy of 40 years without any maintenance. Ipe has tight grain patterns that make it nearly impervious to water. It can be sealed or left to weather naturally.

    • Warm and Decorative Appearance
    • Naturally resistant to insects and decay
    • Extremely Durable
    • Requires Pre-drilling

    Vendors/Types: Ipe (Brazilian Walnut), Cumaru, Tigerwood, Brazilian Teak, Garapa, Massaranduba, etc.
  • Cedar Decking Material
    Cedar and Redwood

    Cedar and redwood have a warm glowing appearance with decorative straight grains. They contain natural chemicals that are resistant to insects and decay. Unlike treated lumber, these chemicals will wash out of the wood over an extended period of time. To prolong the life of the material, a high quality sealant should be applied to the entire exterior surface of the deck. Exposure to the sun's rays will cause the wood to fade to a silver gray color. A high quality sealant with UV protectants can be applied to help preserve the wood's natural beauty and slow the graying process. Cedar and Redwood can also be painted.

    • Warm and Decorative Appearance
    • Naturally resistant to insects and decay
    • Less Cracking and Warping
    • High Maintenance

  • Treated Decking Material
    Treated

    Micronized Treated lumber is made by pressurizing chemicals (copper in solid, "sub-micron" sized particles) into wood (usually pine) which bond to the wood's fibers. This produces material that does not corrode fasteners and leaves wood a clearer color. It is approved for full exposure to above ground, ground, and freshwater contact. Treated lumber expands and contracts as it absorbs water and dries out, causing the wood to check and splinter. To prevent the checking, cracking, and warping caused by water damage, a high quality sealant should be applied to the entire exterior surface of the deck. Exposure to the sun's rays will cause the wood to turn grayish in color. A high quality sealant with UV protectants can be applied to slow the graying process. Treated lumber can also be painted. Treated lumber is used for structural materials because of its resistance and load bearing capabilities.

    • Economical and Plentiful
    • Lmited Warranty against insects and fungal decay
    • Very Strong, Load Bearing Material
    • High Maintenance

There are many alternative materials available. We use the top vendors: TimberTech, AZEK, Trex, and Fiberon. If you are interested in materials not carried by our current vendors, we will do our best to locate a source for the materials.

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