Deck Talk

Your source for composite decking ideas, advice and inspiration

  • How to choose composite decking fasteners

    Today's homeowners want outdoor spaces that reflect their indoor rooms -- from comfy furniture and curated accessories to smooth decking surfaces the rival the look and feel of beautiful hardwood flooring. And while choosing chairs and pillows is simple, many consumers aren’t quite as confident when it comes to selecting materials to achieve their desired look. Selecting a high-quality composite deck board with rich color and natural grain patterns is the first step. Choosing the right fasteners, however, is what seals the deal.

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  • How to extend deck season

    What’s one of the hottest trends in outdoor living? Fire accessories. Not only do fire accessories extend the decking season by adding warmth, they also add to the ambiance of your outdoor space. When the weather turns chilly it is the perfect time to add a fire element to your deck. But which accessory will work best on your deck and style? We selected our top picks that will work well on any Fiberon deck. As always, we recommend consulting with a professional before adding a fire element to any deck.

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  • How to remove mineral deposits from composite decking

    One common question we receive is how to remove mineral deposits from Fiberon composite decking. The term “mineral deposits” covers a wide range of natural elements and building material by-products, including mud, dirt, stucco, cement or gravel dust, and calcium chloride in salt form used as an ice melt. Fortunately, it’s fairly easy to remove these messes and establish an ongoing maintenance program.

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  • Drew Scott shares his best deck design tips

    We at Fiberon love a great decking makeover story. Recently we had the opportunity to work with Drew Scott, real estate whiz and star (along with his twin brother, Jonathan) of HGTV’s Brother vs. Brother. The San Francisco Bay-area property Drew was overhauling presented its share of design challenges. The one that really caught our eye was the outdoor space. The wood deck was among the worst we’ve seen: rotting boards, unstable railing and unsafe footings. Needless to say, it had to go.

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  • Deck Builder Spotlight: Just Decks by Capri of New Jersey

    When you’re building a new composite or PVC deck, you want to feel confident not only with your material selection, but with your decking installer as well. Where's a good place to start your search? The Fiberon website. Use our 'Deck Builder' locator to find local Fiberon Partner contractors who have experience working with composite decking and railing. Some are Select or Premier Partners who can also offer you Fiberon's five-year labor warranty. One such contractor is Carmine Capriglione of Just Decks by Capri.

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  • How to find your ideal composite deck board color

    Even if you have no idea which specific deck board color you want, chances are you tend to favor a particular group of colors. For example, you may have a coastal home and want a gray board, or you may love the look of cedar and want that reflected in your decking. To make it easier to compare similar shades, Fiberon composite decking is organized into four categories:

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  • Comparing Architectural Façade and Cladding Material for Rain Screen Systems

    An architectural rain screen system is a smart, eco-friendly way to ensure effective moisture management in the building envelope. If inward- or outward-moving moisture cannot drain, convect, deflect, and dry, building materials can be compromised, and that can lead to a host of problems: structural, environmental, even legal. While there are many considerations when designing a rain screen system or architectural façade system, your choice of cladding is among the most important. It is the one component everyone will see, so the cladding must offer real aesthetic value and enhance the building’s design. And of course, it’s the first line of moisture defense, so it’s important to select a material that is truly up to the task. How do you know which is best for you or your client's project? Read on.

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