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eboutdoors06

06:32PM | 06/18/08
Member Since: 09/13/05
10 lifetime posts
PS. I do use a pressure washer. I use the fan spray only and hold it about 6 inches away from the deck, moving it back and forth evenly. It really helps clean the debris off and removes dirty cleaning water.

timbertechsux

06:47AM | 08/12/08
Member Since: 08/11/08
1 lifetime posts
Like so many of you who have installed Timbertech and suffered its consequences, I have the same views about, or, I should write, ANGER at a company that continues to market a product that is a gross failure.

Not only does Timbertech discolor, absorb and retain stains, it BUCKLES, CRACKS and SLOUGHS OFF resulting in an unsightly and virtually unuseable deck. Even with absolute correct installation and the recommended regular maintenance, the product is garbage. The many, many thousands of dollars that I spent on Timbertech and labor are all for naught.

The company turns a blind eye to one's inquiries -- I sent a claim to the company as a result of my problems -- and was brushed off. It was not their fault, I was told. As another Timbertech owner wrote, no wonder American buyers forgo domestic products in favor of foreign ones.

If other Timbertech owners feel as I do, we should initiate a class action suit. What do you think?

captdavep

07:15AM | 08/18/08
Member Since: 08/17/08
1 lifetime posts
I have a 3 yesr old timber tech florizon deck. It needed to be powerwashed 4x between May to August to remove the black spots. I used Jo-Max and have since switched to corte-clean. Surface dirt and green areas clean up like new. After an intense cleaning you can still notice slight highlights of the "mold" spots. Within weeks they start darkening again. The spots appear around the pool area , which gets a good dousing of chlorine, as well as very dry locations. Surprisingly, spots haven't appeared around the immediate 2 feet closest to the house under our homes soffit. It seems that if it doesn't get hit with much rain, it doesn't have the problem!! This might have been a bad choice for a home in the northeast. It's now 4 weeks since the last cleaning and it's getting very ugly again. The deck is approx 60' by 40'. It is a time consuming , back breaking job for a low maintainance product. The installer, his supplier and a timber tech rep have been here to see the problem and are now waiting for a response. It was easier to power wash and stain my old wood deck once a year.

timbertechblah

01:04PM | 09/06/08
Member Since: 09/05/08
2 lifetime posts
of ccourse i've experienced the same unacceptable and despicable experience from having purchased and installed a Timbertech deck. I too would welcome a class action lawsuit. This expensive product was not as advertised. Would to do over I'd instgall real wood and use one of the available after market wood preservatives. My dock and bulkhead are wood (vs my Timertech deck) and my dock & bulkhead look great following one pressure washing and every two year wood preservative application.

TimberTechSuxsBad

10:02AM | 09/26/08
Member Since: 09/25/08
1 lifetime posts
After only 2 1/2 years and after being put off by the TimberTech reps I have decided to replace the deck with real wood. This is the only choice I have because the deck is unusable as is. The attached picture was taken awhile ago and the deck is getting worse all of the time.

I would be happy to join a class action suit.
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mattburr

04:32AM | 11/01/08
Member Since: 03/20/06
33 lifetime posts
MAY BE JUST THE WAY THE PICTURE LOOKS BUT TO ME IT LOOKS LIKE AN INSTALLATION ISSUE. IF THE TIMBERTECH DECKING ISN'T THE TOUNGUE AND GROOVE TYPE THEN THEIR NEEDS TO BE SPACING BETWEEN THE BOARDS IN ORDER FOR WATER TO DRAIN OFF AND ON THE BOARD THAT IS COMING UP IT LOOKS LIKE IT WASN'T FASTENED DOWN. ONLY MY OBSERVATION BUT I CAN'T TELL MUCH ELSE FROM PICTURE THAN THAT.

THANKS,

MATTHEW BURR

BUYER - WINDOWS AND DOORS

VILLAGE HOME CENTER / dba COOPER BUILDING MATERIALS

4650 HIGHWAY 7 NORTH

HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE, AR 71909

EMAIL: MBURR@CBMCCI.COM

timbertechblah

06:17AM | 11/01/08
Member Since: 09/05/08
2 lifetime posts
Timber tech did not stand behind my product. They sent a representative out who listened to me, was friendly and seemed sincere. The follow up was a couple of gallons of their deck cleaner. Any other follow up was overwhemingly frustrating. My deck needs to be replaced but they refused to do that off loading "blame" on me and the installation. I'll not deal with the company again.

nomads

05:12AM | 02/03/09
Member Since: 02/02/09
3 lifetime posts
I to have mold stains on my deck which will be 4 years old. My white sand railing system really looked terrible for being so young. I must say that when i contacted Timber Tech and sent them photos that they responded instantly and have replaced all of my rail system including post covers,caps and base rings.(5-sections 8' and 7 sections of 6') they did not cover labor to install. This spring i will try the Corte Clean which i orderd yesterday.
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gpggiant

08:49AM | 02/27/09
Member Since: 02/26/09
4 lifetime posts
wht type of timber tech decking did you use ? Plan on putting a new deck in my yard 11x 9 to replace wooden one .Has timebr tech had a recent changes or newer ones on the market .I saw it and liked it but a bit concerned reading your post...I know that they are all differnt types of Timber Tech .Was also considering Azek any input on this product? I live in new york city have sun for the most of the day on the deck.Any input you can send me will help a great deal
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