ProTect Advance Decking FAQ

How do I remove tree sap from my decking?

Because tree sap is especially sticky, neither ordinary deck cleaners nor power washing will work. We recommend using WD40 to remove the sap. Be sure to follow all manufacturer’s instructions carefully. Please note that WD40 also is effective in removing the labels that are found on the boards when they arrive at the job site.

How do I remove the label adhesive from my Fiberon deck Boards?

When you remove the labels that come standard on our deck boards, there may be some adhesive left behind. We recommend WD40, denatured alcohol or PVC pipe cleaning liquid as the most effective means of removing this adhesive. Traditional deck cleaner or power washing may not remove the adhesive completely.

Do Fiberon deck boards meet California fire code requirements for WUI (wildland urban interface) zones?

Fiberon offers both a PVC deck board and a capped composite deck board that have been tested and approved for use in Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) zones.

Paramount PVC Decking meets the requirements of the CA SFM 12-7A-4, Part A and Part B, B Class Burning Brand, for use in all Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) zones. (Flame Spread Index 30 Class B with 3/16 in. edge-to-edge spacing).
OFSM Listing Number: 8110-2045:0008

Fiberon ProTect Advantage FR composite decking meets the requirements of the CA SFM 12-7A-4, Part A, for use in all WUI zones (Flame Spread Index Class C with a maximum of 3/16 in. edge-to-edge spacing).
OFSM Listing Number: 8110-2045:0009

These products were tested in accordance with the requirements defined in the 2010 California Building Code, Chapter 7A (CSFM 12-7A-4), Materials and Construction Methods for Exterior Wildfire Exposure - Decking.

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What is the difference between ProTect Advantage Decking and Horizon Decking?

ProTect Advantage Decking is a covered on three sides with PermaTech and has more subtle color streaking versus the more dramatic color streaking of Horizon Decking. Horizon is covered with PermaTech on four sides and is a reversible board.

How do I clean ProTect Advantage Decking?

For general cleaning, use soap and water or mild household cleaners.