Composite Decks

Composite Decks

Over the past two decades, composite and PVC decking have been gaining in popularity with homeowners and business owners because the materials have proven to be durable, require less maintenance, and can save money over time compared to traditional wood decks.

At Precision Decks & Patios, when we design custom decks, we prefer to work with a couple composite decking manufacturers with high quality products: Trex and TimberTech/AZEK.

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Trex offers a variety of composite decking materials, categorized into several lines based on quality, durability, aesthetics, and price points. These Trex composite decking lines are:

  • Trex Signature® Decking (Luxury): This is Trex’s premium offering, known for its durability and high-end aesthetics, mimicking the elegance of exotic hardwoods. It is crafted with eco-friendly composite materials and backed by a 50-year warranty. It’s designed to be scratch-resistant and represents the pinnacle of Trex’s technological innovation in deck design.
  • Trex Transcend® Lineage™ and Trex Transcend® Decking (Best): These lines offer a broad range of colors and finishes, engineered with a proprietary shell technology for protection against fading, staining, scratching, mold, and mildew. The Transcend Lineage also features heat-mitigating technology for cooler surfaces. Both lines come with a 50-year warranty.
  • Trex Select® Decking (Better): This line offers a balance of price and minimal maintenance, backed by a 35-year warranty. It is known for fade and stain protection as well as enhanced mold and mildew resistance. The Select boards are slightly thinner than the Transcend and Enhance decking lines.
  • Trex Enhance® Decking (Good): This is a budget-friendly option with a natural wood-grain appearance and a lighter, scalloped profile. It is available in a variety of monochromatic and multi-tonal shades and comes with a 25-year warranty.

Trex’s composite decking materials are made from recycled materials, including reclaimed wood fiber and dust and plastic film. The Trex materials resist fading, staining, scratching, and mold while preventing rotting, warping, cracking, or splintering, offering a low maintenance experience.

Other Trex Products

In addition to decking boards, Trex also offers a range of other outdoor living resources such as cladding, deck drainage systems, railings, outdoor lighting, pergolas, outdoor furniture and kitchens, fencing, lattices, and even cornhole sets. All Trex products are made from high-quality and durable materials.


TimberTech by AZEK

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In 2012, the parent company of AZEK purchased TimberTech, bringing the decking materials companies under the same umbrella. TimberTech manufactured composite decking products, and AZEK made high-quality PVC decking materials (now sold under the TimberTech Advanced PVC name).

TimberTech Composite Decking

TimberTech’s composite decking materials are made using a mix of polymers and organic wood fibers. This blend enhances the deck’s durability and weather resistance. Here are the TimberTech collections:

  • Legacy Collection: This collection elevates outdoor living with its artisanal charm. Each plank boasts a unique hand-scraped texture and a sophisticated color mix, ensuring no two boards are exactly alike, giving your deck individuality.


  • Reserve Collection: This line offers the charm of reclaimed wood to your deck project. This vibrant collection provides an inviting, rustic feel for your outdoor living area.


  • Terrain Collection: This collection delivers the look of a traditional wood deck. This collection offers subtle color variations and a textured grain, these boards deliver a simple, attractive look for your outdoor living environment.

Each of the collections comes in a variety of natural colors. Here is what you can expect from each of the collections:

  • Durable materials
  • Low maintenance
  • Fade and stain-resistant
  • Moisture-resistant
  • Protective warranties up to 30 years
  • Sustainable materials (85% recycled materials)

TimberTech Advanced PVC Decking

Advanced PVC decking is known for its ultra-realistic wood appearance and superior performance. It’s crafted using polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and doesn’t include any organic materials like wood pulp. This makes it highly durable, water-resistant, and low maintenance. It’s an excellent choice for areas near water bodies like pools, lakes, or oceans due to its high resistance to water damage.

Here are the Advanced PVC Decking collections:

  • Vintage Collection: This is TimberTech’s premium collection within the PVC decking line. It offers a variety of multi-width options and multi-tonal color mixes, providing a high-end, luxurious look. The Vintage Collection features color options that replicate popular premium hardwoods, like ipe, mahogany, and teak.
  • Landmark Collection: This collection is characterized by its unique reclaimed wood look, with a rugged appearance and a cross-cut grain texture. It provides a rustic farmhouse style and includes options that resemble white oak and walnut.
  • Harvest Collection: This line offers a soft, traditional feel with a stained-wood look known as a cathedral grain. Colors include slate gray, kona, and brownstone.

The benefits of TimberTech Advanced PVC by AZEK include:

  • Super durable and resistant to moisture damage
  • Fade and stain resistant
  • Friendlier to bare feet (deck boards are 30% cooler than similar products)
  • 50-year warranty
  • Made from 60% recycled plastic

TimberTech Railing

In addition to multiple collections of composite and advanced PVC decking materials, TimberTech offers deck railing in extruded PVC material with aluminum reinforcement; a composite deck railing; and a powder-coated aluminum railing.

TimberTech also offers outdoor furniture, porch boards, outdoor lighting, under-deck drainage, and deck fasteners.

Photo of a TimberTech Advanced PVC Deck by AZEK showing an elevated, curved deck and stairs leading down to the ground.
Photo of an elevated deck with a covered deck that incorporates privacy screens

Which Decking Material is Right for You?

As you prepare for your custom deck, the experts at Precision Decks & Patios can help you decide which is the best composite decking option for your outdoor living space. Did you know composite materials are a good option for porches, too?

When you schedule your free consultation, we’ll talk to you about how many people you want to seat, do you want to cook outdoors, how would you like to entertain guests, and how you want people to be able to onto, around, and off of the deck. We will ask you about your space and your budget.

When Precision Decks & Patios has a better idea of how you want to use your deck and what your budget is, we can recommend the right Trex or TimberTech by AZEK product for you.

Contact us today for a free design consultation.

Composite decks faqs

How do composite decks differ from traditional wood decks?

Composite decks are made from a blend of wood fibers and plastic materials, creating a durable and low-maintenance decking option. Unlike traditional wood decks, they resist rot, warping, and insect damage and do not require frequent staining or sealing.

How long do composite decks typically last?
Composite decks are known for their longevity, often lasting 25-50 years with proper care, which is significantly longer than traditional wood decks.
How does the cost of composite decking compare to a wood deck?
Initially, composite decking can be more expensive than wood decking. However, considering the lower maintenance costs and longer lifespan, composite decking can be more cost-effective in the long run.