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TimberTech Earthwood Evolutions, New 'Legacy' in Mocha, photo by TimberTech

TimberTech Earthwood Evolutions, New ‘Legacy’ in Mocha, photo by TimberTech

For homeowners in the market for a deck, there is a very (very!) tall-list and broad-range of decking material choices out there, some of which come-and-go depending on popularity and quality.

But product evaluation is ‘all-in-a-day’s-work’ for an experienced contractor like Archadeck.  So when it comes to a product-review, we can certainly help.

In our industry, building materials change, evolve, improve and innovate.

But one decking material in particular, has really gotten our attention over the past few years and that’s the TimberTech Earthwood Evolutions line.

There’s no doubt about it, TimberTech has been — and continues to be — a major industry player, especially following its recent merger with AZEK.  The brand consists of a full-array of wood-plastic composites, PVC decking and Earthwood Evolutions capped composite.

St. Louis Decks by Archadeck, TimberTech Capped Polymer Seal Decking

St. Louis Decks by Archadeck, TimberTech Capped Polymer Seal Decking

The entire TimberTech line is a crowd-pleaser, but for today, let’s look specifically at Evolutions and why we love it.

Technically speaking, Earthwood Evolutions is classified as ‘capped composite’ but sometimes called ‘capped polymer seal’ or ‘capstock’ decking.  It’s a hybrid of composites and vinyls.

Specifically, planks are fabricated with a core made from wood and plastic; however, the board is then fully wrapped in a PVC cap… and thus the labels with the term ‘cap’ were born. Read the rest of this entry »

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St. Louis Decks, Fiberon Horizon Ipe, by Archadeck

St. Louis Decks, Fiberon Horizon Ipe with White Vinyl Railing, by Archadeck

Archadeck of West County and St. Charles County in St. Louis designed and built a gorgeous multilevel deck for homeowners in Wildwood, Mo using Fiberon Horizon Ipe capped composite material.

Whew.  That’s a mouthful but there’s more.

The multilevel deck design not only captures the view of a wooded backyard, it provides a gradual descent from each of the home’s levels, leading to a backyard swimming pool.

Ultimately, this spacious deck design softens the boundaries between inside and out by connecting the home’s interior spaces to one another and to the outdoors as well. Read the rest of this entry »

Cedar Wood Decks, St. Louis Mo, by Archadeck

Cedar Decking in St. Louis, Des Peres Mo, by Archadeck

When folks are ready to build a deck for their home, they usually begin by exploring decking material options which have increased dramatically in recent years.

Natural woods remain a very popular choice among our St. Louis customers; however over the past 15 years, there are now several quality product-lines of low maintenance decking available — vinyl, composite and capped composite.

These synthetic boards are designed to emulate the look of real wood but are actually manufactured.

Trex Low Maintenance Decking, photo by Trex

Trex Low Maintenance Decking, photo by Trex

So how should you decide on materials for your new deck, porch, screen room, gazebo or other outdoor space?

Your decision can be easily determined by your personal preference for aesthetics, maintenance and project budget.

Aesthetics:

Composites and vinyls were developed to emulate the visual qualities of wood, but in reality nothing comes closer to real wood than… real wood.

Real wood has a natural aroma, knots, streaks and other characteristics that make wood uniquely special.  And lovable. Read the rest of this entry »

Low Maintenance Vinyl Decking, photo by TimberTech

Low Maintenance Vinyl Decking, photo by TimberTech

Have you been thinking about adding or upgrading a deck, screened porch or pergola to your home this year?

Are you particularly interested in low maintenance building products that are available in today’s market?

Each year, more and more customers here in St. Louis have expressed a growing interest in low maintenance options for their outdoor living structures.

Understandably however, many homeowners are unsure of where to start with an abundance of product choices now available.

Low Maintenance Deck and Pergola, St. Charles County by Archadeck

Low Maintenance Deck and Pergola, St. Charles County by Archadeck

And that’s where a reputable contractor can help, sort it all out.

So here’s some basics about the upside of low maintenance.

Composite, capped composite and vinyl decking technology has successfully emulated the look of real wood with the benefit of lower maintenance requirements.

A deck constructed with quality composites or vinyl becomes a deck that no longer requires labor-intensive maintenance, repeated stainings or time-consuming upkeep.

When compared to some woods, composite and vinyl products are less prone to warping, splitting, insect damage, rot, mold and mildew concerns too. Read the rest of this entry »

Decks, St. Louis Mo, TimberTech, Archadeck

TimberTech Decks in St. Louis Mo – by Archadeck

TimberTech — a leading manufacturer of alternative building materials for outdoor living – is an Archadeck preferred supplier, and for a very good reason.

We’re really terrific companies.

In glossy brochures, TimberTech, and Archadeck are touted as ‘synonymous with innovation, quality, integrity, selection and product guarantees’.

Fancy verbiage although it’s true.

But let’s be honest, everyone knows there’s more than one great contractor and one great manufacturer ‘out there’; nevertheless, Archadeck and TimberTech are among the best.  Without a doubt.

But enough about the companies.  Let’s get-down-to-business and look more closely at TimberTech’s product line as an option for your deck, screened porch or other outdoor space.

Recently, they unveiled an enhanced line of composite, capped composite and PVC materials for outdoor structures.

One reason to love the TimberTech-line is:  there’s ‘something for everyone’ – from economical, low maintenance composite decking options to premium vinyls and capstock decking options.

So let’s take a look at the choices: Read the rest of this entry »

TimberTech Evolutions Deck in St. Louis, Mo by Archadeck

TimberTech Evolutions Deck in St. Louis, Mo by Archadeck

Since 1980, Archadeck has been an award-winning designer and builder of decks and other outdoor spaces.

At Archadeck of West County in St. Louis, Missouri we’re very proud of the work we do and are pleased to be a premier partner with TimberTech.

TimberTech is a leading manufacturer of prestigious decking materials including composite, capstock and vinyl decking products.

Editor’s Note:  For an updated and detailed post about the full line of TimberTech decking, see St. Louis Deck Contractors:  TimberTech Decking

As shown here, TimberTech Evolutions, for example, is a proprietary capstock line of decking that superbly emulates the elegant warmth of natural hardwoods, including rich and authentic color choices. Read the rest of this entry »

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