Product Extra: New products from CertainTeed, Deceuninck, Deckorators, Fiberon, and Trex.
Old English Inspiration The color palette for EverNew PT decking has been enhanced with the addition of castle gray and Tudor brown. The composite decking comprises a high-density polyethylene core with PermaTech surface technology from Fiberon that encapsulates the core and provides stain, fade, and scratch resistance. Backed by a 20-year performance warranty and a 20-year stain and fade warranty, the new colors join the existing palette of bronze, slate, ipe tropics, and rosewood tropics. 800.233.8990. certainteed.com.
New Under the Sun To fight UV damage from the sun's rays, which the maker names as the worst enemy of PVC decking, Solstice cellular PVC decking features SunShield Technology. The protection helps improve color retention while reducing heat build-up in the co-extruded vinyl cap, translating into fade resistance and and a cooler material underfoot. Additional Korelite technology helps minimize imperfections, voids, and water absorption during the extrusion process, creating a sturdier core material. The decking is avaialble in eight pastel and hardwood colorways. 800.432.9560. deceuninck-americas.com.
Wood-Look Railing The Deckorators brand now includes a second deck railing system, CXT. The co-extruded material offers the look of painted wood with a low-maintenance capstock for durability and strength. Available in contemporary or Colonial profiles, the CXT railing is available in 6-or 8-foot lengths and 36- or 42-inch installed heights. The railing's unique U-bracket design eases installation and creates a fastener-free look. Pre-drilled rails take the guesswork out of baluster spacing, and the CXT railing lets deck builders work with a range of Deckorators baluster infills and post accessories. 800.332.5724. deckorators.com.
Ranch Rails The open, informal look of a wooden rail fence is now available in composite. Post and Rail Fencing features multi-chromatic technology and heavy embossing to create the look of ranch-style fencing without the maintenance of wood. Available in a coastal cedar colorway, the profile includes horizontal rails in 1 1/2-inc by 3 3/4-inch size, and routed posts in 3 1/2 x 3 1/2-inch size. 800.573.8841. fiberondecking.com.
Steel Structure After its acquisition of Iron Deck Corp., Trex now offers Trex Eleveations Steel Deck Framing. The system is constructed of dual-coated galvanized steel, offering aesthetics, durability, longevity, and stability compared to traditional wood substructures. The maker says the material is easy to cut and build with, and is designed to reduce callbacks and add value to decks. Trex Elevations is backed by a 25-year limited warranty. The material comprises 25% recycled steel and any excess from the jobsite can be recycled. 800.289.8739. trex.com.