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    Default Decking

    Looking for opinions on types of decking preferences.
    I am building a new deck and have decided to go with composite and was wondering if you guys (& girls) have any personal preferences regarding brand and type, solid vs the newer laminates. I prefer the solid type where it is the same color all the way through vs what it seems most suppliers are pushing (the laminated) Also leaning towards MoistureShield as the brand.
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    Mike Picarello
    p.s. the house is in DE

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    You have it figured out. Laminate can be damaged and you see what the core is. Solids either have filler or not. Some will stain more than others. It all boils down to what your are using the deck for and what you want it to look like. Trade offs. Buy some extra material. The product will be different (not mach) in 5 years.

    A little something to get you confused. go to th PDF for full article.
    Synthetic Decking Roundup - Professional Deck Builder Magazine Page 1 of 3

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    Thank you gents.
    Mike P.

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    Thank you gents.
    Mike P.


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    I would suggest sticking with a name brand and a product that has been around for at least a few years. Some new products turn out to be a problem and small or newer companies may not be able to honor the warranty if some type of failure occurs.


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    Here is a link to a list of composite decking manufacturers that shows whether they have been tested to a national standard.
    http://www.10klakes.org/Uniformity/2013/PLASTICD.pdf


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    Quote Originally Posted by Fred Weck View Post
    Here is a link to a list of composite decking manufacturers that shows whether they have been tested to a national standard.
    http://www.10klakes.org/Uniformity/2013/PLASTICD.pdf
    Thanks Fred, good link.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fred Weck View Post
    Here is a link to a list of composite decking manufacturers that shows whether they have been tested to a national standard.
    http://www.10klakes.org/Uniformity/2013/PLASTICD.pdf
    Thanks Fred, good link.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Fred Weck View Post
    Here is a link to a list of composite decking manufacturers that shows whether they have been tested to a national standard.
    http://www.10klakes.org/Uniformity/2013/PLASTICD.pdf
    Thanks Fred, good link.


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