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  • 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 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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  • 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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  • 5 Summer Design Trends to Elevate Your Outdoor Space

    It’s hard to believe, but somehow we’re already halfway through the year. The good news is, that means we’re also smack in the middle of our favorite season of the year. As you start spending more time on your deck, you may notice that your space could use a bit of a refresh to get you through the rest of those summer celebrations and relaxing evenings. Fortunately for you, we’ve rounded up five outdoor living trends to help you effortlessly breathe new life into your outdoor space and let you enjoy every bit of these longer days.

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  • The Hidden Costs of Wood Decking

    When you are building a new deck, there are many compelling reasons to choose composite decking over wood. Capped composite decking reflects the natural beauty of wood but is far easier to maintain and longer lasting, too. Here at Fiberon we offer several composite decking product lines, each with its own carefully curated color palette, streaking detail, and distinct grain patterns -- in other words, something for virtually everyone. Find your ideal deck board color

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  • How Millennials Are Changing Home Buying (and What Contractors Need to Know to Keep Up)

    As millennials become home owners, it’s no longer business as usual; as with pretty much everything they touch, it’s a whole new way of doing business. Just in case you might be tempted to dismiss their economic impact, consider this: millennials recently surpassed baby boomers as the nation’s largest living generation. That means the process of home buying as well as home remodeling is about to get a lot more interesting.

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  • How Fiberon technology creates beautiful backyards

    In the early days of the composite decking industry, boards were manufactured using a mono-extrusion process. Raw materials were blended together and then extruded under extreme heat and pressure through a customized die. While the boards did not splinter, crack, or rot like wood, they were prone to scratching, staining, and fading. And, because the decking was uncapped (meaning, there was no protective layer over the core), some brands experienced mold and mildew problems as well.

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