Elevated Decking | moistureshield.com
MoistureShield’s Elevate capped wood composite decking was a finalist for Most Innovative Building Product at IBS this year. Elevate features a protective cap to shield each board from impact, corrosion, and harsh weather. The capped decking product is available in a soft gray and forest brown shade. MoistureShield estimates Elevate decking can help homeowners upgrade to the benefits of composite decking for only 15% more than a wood deck. Elevate features MoistureShield’s Solid Core Difference, a manufacturing process resulting in zero structural field failures. The deck boards, which had a limited release in 2019, are available nationwide in grooved, solid edge, and fascia board profiles.
Expedited Installs | nationalnail.com
National Nail’s CAMO brand’s CAMO DRIVE tool is designed to address key challenges faced by deck builders, including speed, ease of installation, the absence of fastener versatility, and affordability. CAMO DRIVE, a collated stand-up deck fastening tool, can help contractors install decking five times faster than typical methods, according to the manufacturer. DRIVE can be used to fasten CAMO face screws, CAMO Edge screws, and CAMO EdgeClips. The tool can be used for both grooved boards and non-grooved, squared boards.
Varied Voyage | deckorators.com
Deckorators expanded its line of Voyage composite decking to include a fifth color, Khaya, and varied-plank decking. Khaya meets the demand for a darker brown composite decking with the Voyage benefits of enhanced slip resistance and vertical grain variegation. The new color is available in 12-, 16-, and 20-foot grooved and solid-edge profiles, as well as 12-foot fascia. The Voyage varied-plank decking is available in widths of 3½ inches, 5½ inches, and 7¼ inches, bringing the interior design trend of mixing widths of hardwood flooring outdoors. Voyage composite decking is 35% lighter than most composite decking, absorbs no moisture, and offers the “market’s lowest thermal expansion/contraction,” according to the manufacturer.
Wood-Look Railings | feeneyinc.com
Feeney introduced Wood Grain finishes for its DesignRail Top Rail at the 2020 International Builders’ Show (IBS). The powder-coat finishes come in three wood grains and are suited for both interior and exterior applications, providing an organic wood look without the typical maintenance requirements. The Wood Grain finishes adhere to AAMA 2604 coating specifications for superior impact and weather resistance and color retention. Wood Grain Top Rails can be mixed with any of Feeney’s DesignRail frame colors and matched to the wood used on a deck to help achieve a seamless look.
Budget Friendly Composite | envisiondecking.com
Envision Decking’s composite decking collection Ridge Premium features a fluted profile with the manufacturer’s EverGrain Core. Ridge Premium is available in three colors: black walnut, vintage oak, and gunstock. The product is designed for “budget-conscious” homeowners who still want a high-quality and low-maintenance product, according to Envision. The composite decking product’s cap and core are bonded together using Envision’s Compress Technology to squeeze out air pockets and create a deep grain. Ridge Premium is available in 12- and 16-foot lengths with a square edge profile, featuring a wider edge on the bottom than other fluted boards for a faster and easier installation.
A PVC Fortress | fortressbp.com
Fortress Building Products’ Apex PVC Decking uses a proprietary tri-extrusion process that delivers the look of tropical hardwoods. The product’s foam core, reinforced with bamboo, is 45% lighter than composite decking and it expands and contracts about 25% less than other PVC decks to provide a consistent, uniform look, according to the manufacturer. Each board is encapsulated in an acrylic polymer for better UV performance, preventing the product from fading. Apex Decking also delivers the highest non-slip rating in any climate, according to the manufacturer. The PVC decking product is available in grooved or double-sided square edge panels in four color options.