TimberTech Pro vs. Azek, Which decking is better for you?

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TimberTech Pro vs. Azek, Which decking is better for you?

TimberTech decking is divided into two major categories by material: TimberTech AZEK (PVC) decking and TimberTech PRO(Composite) decking .

There are numerous reasons to love TimberTech decking materials. They are durable and essentially maintenance-free.  In the case of TimberTech, it’s typically no more difficult than a straightforward hosing wtih soap two times a year, and are supported by excellent warranties. The question is which TimberTech product is perfect for your home and your decking needs. There is no doubt that TimberTech is a brand you can trust, and it is full of options that will enhance the exterior of your home.

We’ll examine each of these products in more detail in this blog article so you can decide which is the best option for your decking project after learning more about them.

 

PVC vs. Composite Decking

The material each product is made of is the main distinction between TimberTech Pro and TimberTech Azek products. Azek is a PVC product, while TimberTech Pro is a composite. Although these two materials are comparable, there are a few variances that might matter to you.

 

Composite Decking

Composite decking has been around since the 1990s, and its popularity has grown since then. Wood fibers and recyclable plastics are combined to create composite deck boards. In addition to its ease of installation and low maintenance requirements, composite is a preferred material among homeowners looking for environmentally friendly building materials because it can be made from recycled plastic and wood waste, including shavings, dust, and other byproducts of the wood industry.

Composite deck boards are:
  • More natural wood resemblance
  • Fade & Stain Resistant
  • More Scratch Resistant than PVC

 

PVC Decking

PVC, short for polyvinyl chloride. The recycled plastics used to create TimberTech’s Azek PVC decking add to its eco-friendly appeal. The absence of wood is PVC’s main advantage over composite materials. As there is no wood, there will be no mold or mildew, extending longevity and requiring less upkeep. PVC  holds its color very well since the color is embedded in the plastic, not applied on top.

PVC deck boards are:
  • Exceptional moisture resistant
  • Fade & Stain resistant
  • Less slippery than composite
  • More heat resistant than composite
  • Easily bendable for curved decking
  • Lighter than composite, requires additional framing
  • More susceptible of expanding and contracting then composite

 

Azek Decking vs. TimberTech Pro

 

After reviewing the basics of composite and PVC decking products, we can compare Timbertech Pro and Azek decking in more detail. Both products are “capped,” which refers to an additional layer of protection covering to shield them from moisture infiltration. This helps prevent the growth of mold and mildew as well as resistant to stain and fading.

 

TimberTech Pro Composite Boards offer 4-sided weather protection and come with a 30-Year Fade & Stain and 30-Year Limited Structural Warranty. It requires little maintenance, resists moisture and stains, and won’t splinter, crack, or warp. Terrain, Reserve, and Legacy are the three collections of TimberTech Pro, all of which have wood-grain patterns and a selection of contemporary colors.

 

Azek PVC decking is a top-of-the-line PVC product backed by the manufacturer 50-Year Fade & Stain warranty and a lifetime structural warranty. It is equal to TimberTech Pro in terms of maintenance requirements and stain resistance but pulls slightly ahead in terms of moisture resistance and fade-resistance thanks to the lack of wood in the material. The line contains 3 Collections: Harvest, Landmark, and Vintage with varying degrees of wood grain patterns and textures.

 

Finally, we come to cost. In general composite decking is less expensive than PVC decking and these two products support that observation with TimberTech Pro typically being less expensive than Azek. The complexity of the design and the particular Pro or Azek product chosen, among other things, will determine the final cost of the deck.

 

Decking Collections

 

TimberTech AZEK Vintage Decking

The Big Picture: Vintage is the best of the best for premium looks and multi-width patterns.

Features:

  • TimberTech AZEK’s “best” decking collection
  • PVC material
  • Multi-width options
  • Multi-tonal color mixes
  • 5 color options

 

TimberTech AZEK Landmark Decking

The Big Picture: Choose Landmark for unique reclaimed wood looks with PVC’s durability.

Features:

  • TimberTech AZEK’s “better” decking collection
  • PVC material
  • Rugged look of reclaimed wood
  • Cross-cut grain
  • Multi-tonal color mixes
  • 3 color options

 

TimberTech AZEK Harvest Decking

The Big Picture: Harvest is the most traditional of AZEK’s three collections, and the most cost-effective.

Features:

  • TimberTech AZEK’s “good” decking collection
  • PVC material
  • Soft, solid colors
  • Cathedral grain pattern & texture
  • Most affordable price point among TimberTech PVC lines
  • 3 color options

 

TimberTech PRO Legacy Decking

The Big Picture: Choose Legacy for the widest range of color options and TimberTech’s best composite board.

Features:

  • TimberTech PRO’s “best” decking collection
  • Composite material
  • Capped on all 4 sides
  • Multi-tonal color mixes
  • Huge variation in color, even from board to board
  • 6 color options

 

TimberTech PRO Reserve Decking

The Big Picture: Reserve decking delivers a unique, reclaimed wood look, like AZEK Landmark, but in composite material.

Features:

  • TimberTech PRO’s “better” decking collection
  • Composite material
  • Capped on all 4 sides
  • Rugged look of reclaimed wood
  • Wire-brushed finish
  • Multi-tonal color mixes
  • 3 color options

 

TimberTech PRO Terrain Decking

The Big Picture: As a scalloped board, Terrain is the lightest and most cost-effective of our six TimberTech decking options.

Features:

  • TimberTech PRO’s “good” decking collection
  • Composite material
  • Capped on all 4 sides
  • Scalloped bottom
  • Solid to moderately varied colors
  • Cathedral grain pattern & texture
  • 4 color options
  • Most affordable price point among TimberTech composite lines

 

 

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