How do I clean ProTect Advantage Decking?
For general cleaning, use soap and water or mild household cleaners.
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.
Can I put Fiberon Decking over a concrete patio?
Yes, you can put Fiberon decking over a concrete patio in two ways. One is a sleeper system that allows the joists to be installed directly on a solid sub-structure. For non-sleeper applications, make sure there is adequate ventilation and a minimum of 1.4” (4 cm) between the joists and the ground. See instruction requirements for each type of installation.
Minimum joist height is 1.5 inches (4 cm), installed level, in direction of water runoff and directly to a solid sub-structure. Create adequate ventilation for the deck by widening side-to-side spacing between boards to ¼ inch (6 cm) with a maximum of 3/8 inch (9.5 mm) gap. The deck design must allow unrestricted air flow under the deck at the open joist ends for ventilation and drainage. Get sleeper installation tips. Read the blog article for more details
Make sure there is adequate and unobstructed air flow under 50% of the deck. Allow a minimum of 1.5 inches (4 cm) between bottom of joist and the ground. Water must be able to flow away from under the deck. Improve drainage or grade flat areas where standing water may gather. Do not install decking directly to an existing or solid surface. Get complete installation instructions.
What can I use to melt ice and snow on my deck without damaging it?
The best thing for removing ice and snow is a calcium chloride-based “ice-melt” or rock salt. If you’re unsure about what type of ice-melt you’re looking for, search for a product that has the phrases, “safe for concrete”, “safe for flagstone”, and “will not kill grass” in its description. Do not use ice melt with an added colorant. The dyes can stain your composite decking. Never use sand on Fiberon Decking. Sand abrasion can grind into the decking and permanently damage the surface.
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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