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Old 02-24-2008, 09:49 AM   #1
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i am installing a new 850 sf deck. Was considering composite unttil io read the horror stories w/ mold. My contractor friend says that the TT floorizon T and g is the way to go. I will just have to clean it. My deck only gets sun until 2:00 pm in the summer. I do not want mold! I do not want to clean it twice a year. My question is have they made this product better in 2008 that mold will not be a huge issue?
I also saw The tigerwood hardwood online. I really like the look of it.. anyone have any experience with this product.

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Old 02-25-2008, 09:03 AM   #2
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Look at an all plastic deck board to prevent mold -
TimberTech XLM
CorrectDeck CX
Azek (was Procell)

Composite boards are named so because they are a composite of wood and plastic - the wood is what molds.

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Old 02-25-2008, 11:22 AM   #3
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Thanks mac
I was looking at the ease of install with the timber tech tongue and groove and i know that it is only available in the composite. Is it a guarantee that it will mold or is it potluck. Is the mold easily removed. Will it permanently stain?
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i did not wish to go all plastic. but will check into it. My only drawback with composite seems to be the the mold. Will my deck be unsitely in a few years no matter what i do? There must be people extremely happy with their decks if they are still selling the product
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My boss uses procell alot and loves it, it's lightweight, looks great, and if you use the self tapping screws designed for it you get zero mushrooming.
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Correct Deck CX has mold inhibitors. And is a GREAT product. TT (except their BRAND new line (XLM) will mold)

And Correct Deck is not a 100% plastic. But it has all the benefits. The glossy look it has does go away. But it fades less than 5%

Azek is fine if you want boring colors.
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Old 03-22-2008, 10:38 PM   #7
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Has anyone used product called "Dream Deck" by Thermal Industries. Its a maintenance free vinyl decking and manufacture provides lifetime warranty.
Here is the link - http://www.thermalindustries.com/too...s-2decking.cfm

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Question for deck surfaces??? Is plastic deck in heat of summer on 'bare' feet an issue?? Would it be as hot as I imagine it may be?? Like a hot tin roof?? Where 'some' form of wood,composite or real ,,,WOULD be tolerable!!???
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Timbertech Floorizon product and matching trim pieces will cup, warp, buckle. The trim pieces will expand up to 4" in a 12' section. This product did not last long enough to even have a mold issue. A $12K mistake.
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I have about 600 sq. ft of Timber Tech T &G installed in 2005. It is a mess! It looks great for about 6 weeks after cleaning ( I have used every chemical known to man including the recommeded Corti-Clean) and the mold still comes back....this means you have to pressure wash your deck about every six weeks to keep it nice looking...not a maintenance free product. The deck is in a sunny dry location. I would not recommend it.
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I installed a composite Timber Tech deck 4 years ago. It gets covered in black mold spots. After I power wash it, the black mold is back within 30 days. I have used every chemical they recommend, its no better. This deck has to be power washed w/chemicals at least once a year, preferably twice a year. It is anything but maintenance free!
What is don't understand is - the areas in direct sunlight are the ones that mold the worst.
Timbertech has rejected my warranty claim. they are worthless in my opinion.
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I installed a composite Timber Tech deck 4 years ago. It gets covered in black mold spots. After I power wash it, the black mold is back within 30 days. I have used every chemical they recommend, its no better. This deck has to be power washed w/chemicals at least once a year, preferably twice a year. It is anything but maintenance free!
What is don't understand is - the areas in direct sunlight are the ones that mold the worst.
Timbertech has rejected my warranty claim. they are worthless in my opinion.
Just curious, what state are you in? I haven't heard of any mold problems in the NE.

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