Laying Down the Deck
Deckorators' Voyage composite decking brings a needed finishing touch to Model ReModel West's exterior
After weeks of balancing on the 16 o.c. deck joists on three sides of the home, the Owens Construction team welcomed the delivery of composite decking from Deckorators. It was all hands on deck to get the boards down, in an alternating 4-, 6-, and 8-inch pattern, with dark slate colored edges. This adds considerable interest to the deck, compared to using the same size for each board.
The Deckorators line is 35% lighter than standard composite, which makes it easier to handle. Credit for that goes to their patented Eovations technology , which uses fiber-like material with air pockets. They also claim the industry’s best strength-to-weight ratio with virtually no expansion and contraction.
Owner and contractor Bill Owens likes their amazing warranty: “Not only is it warrantied for 25 years against stain and fade, but also structural failure and removal and replacement cost, even if used in ground contact,” Owens says. He used the slotted boards along with the company's Stowaway hidden fastening system.