TimberTech Decking History
First we’ll clear up a little confusion by covering a little history on TimberTech decking. TimberTech was once strictly a composite decking product made of recycled plastic and wood fibers that were extruded into deck boards.
In 2012 AZEK Building Products acquired TimberTech decking. In the past Azek decking was strictly a solid PVC deck board that contained no wood fibers.
Now the two brands have merged so they can offer both a composite decking product as well as a PVC decking product.
The two decking lines offered by TimberTech are:
TimberTech Composite Composition
TimberTech composite decking is made from a mix of high-performance and recycled polymers and reclaimed wood fibers, TimberTech Composite Decking is made to last and won’t splinter, crack, warp, or peel.
TimberTech is made in the USA from approximately 85% recycled material including plastic bags, milk jugs, and other discarded plastics for an eco-friendly choice.
The composite decking boards feature a protective polymer cap that does not contain wood fibers. This protects the boards from moisture damage like mold, mildew, and rot.
Some cheaper composites are simply an extruded mixture of plastics and wood fibers which are exposed on the surface of the deck boards. These exposed wood fibers can develop mold growth over a short time period.
TimberTech PVC Composition
TimberTech Advanced PVC decking is made primarily of polyvinyl chloride (PVC). PVC is a type of plastic that is highly durable, lightweight, and resistant to various environmental factors such as moisture, insects, and UV rays.
Made of high-performance and recycled polymers (and absolutely no wood fibers). TimberTech Advanced PVC decking is Made in the USA from approximately 60% recycled material, including post-construction scrap like vinyl siding and trim, TimberTech Advanced PVC decking is a sustainable option.
Additionally the PVC decking products are fully recyclable at the end of its useful life where most composites are not due to the mixed composition of plastics and wood fibers.