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Linda2

06:28AM | 09/19/04
Member Since: 08/16/04
2 lifetime posts
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Has anyone ever used Correct Deck composite materials? I found out it is not manufactured and sold in my area (Atlanta). Had never heard of it until deck builder recommended it. (Incidentally, the estimate for a simple, nothing fancy, 700 sq. ft. deck built with this product came in over $18K)!! It OBVIOUSLY costs a lot to ship it to this area!

I do realize the composites cost more than wood. I would appreciate information from anyone that has installed Correct Deck and your experience with the product.

Piffin

07:52PM | 09/22/04
Member Since: 11/06/02
1281 lifetime posts
I like it. It is far better than the priemere Trex product so common, and at least three times as good as PT decking materials

Excellence is its own reward!


JoanneD

06:36AM | 10/08/04
Member Since: 10/07/04
2 lifetime posts
Linda - I hate to burst your bubble -- but I had a huge bi-level deck with planter boxes made with this material. I loved it because it was "maintenance-free." Unfortunately, they are having serious problems with dark spots that just won't go away! I've heard that Treks is having the same problem, and I was on-line looking for a class action suit against correctdeck when I saw your e-mail. I live on Long Island in New York, in case this is a regional problem, but my understanding is that there are bits of oak in the composite that get moldy and this is the spotting that occurs. Bleach hides it for a few weeks and then the spots reappear (and the bleach eats away the composite material)! If you must go this way, just be aware of the spotting problem -- again, maybe in Atlanta this won't be an issue, but I'd certainly want to know all the facts when making my decision, and I see you want to, as well. Good luck!! ~ Joanne

Piffin

05:54PM | 10/08/04
Member Since: 11/06/02
1281 lifetime posts
I could be wrong ( you never know when dealing with the corporate world) but I understand that this was a problwem in a short batch of the product where the oak fibre was allowed to set too long before use. product made from fresher oak byproduct is fine. once it gets encapsulated in the man-made baord, it can not suffer exposure to the things that cause the micro-organisms to grow. It is only when they begin their life cycle before the sawdust is captured in the prioduct that it can cause the trouble.

Excellence is its own reward!


JoanneD

06:07PM | 10/08/04
Member Since: 10/07/04
2 lifetime posts
Thank you for your insight! I hadn't heard that! I called the company today and they made comments like, "it's strange that we have to tell people how to take care of their belongings...." and denied that anything could possibly be wrong with the material. They claim that cleaning the deck every 6 weeks, as I've been doing, just isn't enough and that their advertising claims are "low-maintenance" not "no maintenance."

Altereagle

04:16PM | 10/11/04
Member Since: 12/27/02
545 lifetime posts
I'll see if I can have a rep come by and provide an answer?

http://www.altereagle.com/

http://decks-ca.com

http://kingofcrown.com

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correctdeck

06:34AM | 10/12/04
Member Since: 10/11/04
1 lifetime posts
Hello all,

My name is Rick Trottier and I am the Product Manager for Correctdeck. I would like to clear up any misconceptions about the black spots (mildew) that are appearing on all exterior surfaces, including decking surfaces.

If you are looking for information about Mold and mildew, just use any search engine on the web and type in the word "mold" and over 4,100,000 articles will pop up and the main discription about mold and mildew is consistent in just about all of them: "MOLD is everywhere" quotes the New York City Dept. of Health. How does it grow? All molds need water to grow, a food source(pollen,pollution etc) and temp (40f-100f).The black spots on Correctdeck are mildew and are not caused by Oak Fiber that was manufactured into our product.MOLD can not survive over 130 +/- degrees F. Correctdeck is manufactured at temps over 500 degrees and our sawdust is dried to below 1% moisture content. Mold is a major problem around the country today, closing schools and public buildings around the world.We have gone to great lengths researching this natural problem and have many ways of cleaning and preventing this problem (www.correctdeck.com/cleaning and care.)Correctdeck will resist the mildew as lumber will not because molds/mildew can not store carbohydrates, so they keep eating (wood rot). GREMLINS, the movie in the 80s(my kids and I rented) is just about how mold works. Constant moisture and CFU (colony forming units) will occure and then start spreading. I have Correctdeck on my home(love it) for 3 years now and with my kids and their friends running with muddy feet all over it, it has withstood the test of time.

I hope this information has helped, it is a frustrating situation in the world today and mildew is on everything (wood,roofing, siding,brick and patio stone,shower curtains,bread,drywall,etc.).

For more info.

www.correctdeck.com

Sincerely,

Rick

Altereagle

12:14PM | 10/17/04
Member Since: 12/27/02
545 lifetime posts
This is the reply from correct deck:

"For people that are having problems with mildew coming back after cleaning we do have a product called Deck Defender II which holds it off for a good long while.

Regards,

Marty"

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SDUsdu

11:28AM | 01/05/05
Member Since: 01/04/05
2 lifetime posts
the composite market seems to be recommending cleaners for their products now - all of them. Not too many that I have seen in my search that don't have some affiliation with a cleaning agent. So much for no or "low" maintenance.

I mentioned this site to someone else for color, but check this decking out for as low maintenance as you can get - NO mold problems, no discoloration, lifetime warranty. www.eonoutdoor.com


CoreyP

03:56AM | 01/11/05
Member Since: 01/10/05
2 lifetime posts
Folks,

My name is Corey and I handle Customer Service and Installation for Correct Building Products, LLC. Joanne, please accept my apologies if you didn't feel you were treated properly when you called in. I am looking into that situation. Cleaning your deck is something that you should do periodically in order to keep it looking nice just as if you had Vinyl Siding. There are several tips and cleaners that we can recommend. Feel free to call and ask for me directly at 1-888-290-1235. CorrectDeck is a premier composite material and we here at Correct Building Products would like to help.
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