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nomads

11:01AM | 02/27/09
Member Since: 02/02/09
3 lifetime posts
My deck is the Ornamental style. I am not sure if Timber Tech is doing anything new since i purcheased my deck boards and rail system? As we speak i am building my new sections to install shortley. All of my rails are on craigs list South Jersey if you need to look at them. I will also attache a photo that i sent to Timber Tech when i was complaining about how it was weathering. I know not a thing about Azek. Good Luck.....I beleive that anything that sits outside all year will tend to weather and mildew to some degree. Hope this helps.

Another note is that i took 50 /50 water and bleach and sprayed a post and without scrubing and it seemed to work pretty good. This spring i will use the Corte Clean product that is reccommended.
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gpggiant

02:43PM | 02/27/09
Member Since: 02/26/09
4 lifetime posts
Hi read your reply can you tell me where on craigs list I can find the pictures of the railing & deck as Craigs list is quite big not sure where exactly to look. Do you know what type of Timber Tech you installed ie Floorizon, Docksider ,etc

Thanks

nomads

04:39PM | 02/27/09
Member Since: 02/02/09
3 lifetime posts
My rails and ballisters are ORNAMENTAL if you go to Timber Tech's web site you will see it. My deck boards are the Timber Tech grey.

Go to craigs list for New Jersey and then go to South Jersry and search Timber Tech.

thedeckguy

04:42PM | 03/04/09
Member Since: 03/03/09
4 lifetime posts
I don't think your problem is with TimberTech, more your contractor. I have seen this before no ventilation? right? It's most likely boxed in or an on grade aplication. It's on their website and in the install manual.

gpggiant

05:36AM | 03/05/09
Member Since: 02/26/09
4 lifetime posts
can you tell me how long ago you installed your timbertech and the brand of timbertech you installed.It is my understanding there are several different levels of timbertech eg; xlm & etc have you had any exp wiith fiberon at all in the past year.I noticed that some of these posts are from a few years back hoping that these comapies have since improves their products.I liv ein the new yoprk area if this helps you @ all.

Thanks for you help.

jdmacdaddy

03:04AM | 03/14/09
Member Since: 03/13/09
2 lifetime posts
I am in the Buffalo, N.Y. area and was planning on doing a fairly large above ground deck with this product. After reading about all the ISSUES i'm not so sure anymore. Anyone in WNY who has had this installed for at least 2 years and is happy? The reason i was going to install this particular decking was their claim of no maintenance. HELP ???

drdre12

01:10PM | 04/28/09
Member Since: 04/27/09
1 lifetime posts
i just read all of the posts regarding black mildew/mold spots on timbertech decking. I had a deck installed 3 years ago. After Year 1, black spots appeared all over the grey deckboards. Powerwashing for 4-5 hours gets rid of for a couple of weeks and then back again. There is a law firm in CA that is considering a class action suit againts the Company. They've reached out to me already. I spent 10K on TT materials for my deck, and unfortunately a very bad choice. I'd do anything to go back to wood. This stuff is much higher maintenance than wood. You shouldn't have to clean and scrub for countless hours on such expensive, "low maintenance" products. This company lies and makes false claims about its products.

law firm name is listed below:

Lieff, Cabraser, Heimann & Bernstein, LLP

275 Battery Street, 30th Floor

San Francisco, CA 94111-3339

Phone: (800) 541-7358

jdmacdaddy

02:21PM | 04/28/09
Member Since: 03/13/09
2 lifetime posts
AFTER GOING TO THE BUFFALO HOMESHOW THIS YEAR I WAS CONVINCED TIMBERTECH WAS THE PRODUCT I WOULD USE FOR MY NEW ( LAST TIME I WILL DO THIS ) DECK. HOWEVER, AFTER READING ALL THE BLOGS REGARDING MOLD AND OTHER MAINTENANCE ASSOCIATED PROBLEMS I DECIDED TO GO WITH THE BEST PRODUCT OUT WHICH IS NOT A WOOD COMPOSITE. THAT PRODUCT IS AZEK. IT IS A VINYL BASED UNIT WHICH IS SCRATCH AND STAIN RESISTANT AND DOES NOT REQUIRE THE MAINTENANCE OF TIMBERTECH. IT BARELY COST $ .25 /LF MORE AND IS A MUCH BETTER PRODUCT. THANK YOU ALL FOR YOPUR INPUT.

gowfster

04:04PM | 05/09/09
Member Since: 05/08/09
1 lifetime posts
I just came back from Home Central in Vestal, NY and they had small deck displays outside with three of the TT lines being demonstrated. Even their demo of the lower end basic grey materials were rich with the mold spots - I would definately not want to deal with that. The Earthwood deck sample either didn't have any of the molding spots at all, or it was much less visible. The Earthwood looked pretty nice both dry and wet (it had rained and some of the boards got wet and others didn't). Some of the other mfgs boards only looked good in the wet locations where the colors seemed much richer whereas the dry sections looked really bleached out. They had a larger deck completely built from the PVC AZEK material. This looked pretty good all the way around, but didn't have the natural wood color variations like the TT Realwood options. The other 'problem' with AZEK is that for 45 degree applications (herringbone etc) that it requires 12" joist spacing. My 2500sqft deck is all 16", so this is a bit of a pain for me. Additionally, this deck had been face screwed down which, while okay and had matching color screws, does take a little bit away from the look.

A big question I'd ask of you all... those that have done the invisible attach systems out there, do the boards feel solid and don't move/flex when you walk across them? A salesman had mentioned that this was the case but I had not ever seen it online? How about opinions on the best hidden fastener system, especially considering price?
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