Will my new decking and railing fade in color?
Yes. Most materials exposed to UV and other weathering effects will fade. However, we are striving to use only products that are blended with high quality raw material and UV-inhibiting pigments to minimize fade and produce products consistent in color. All products will fade evenly.
Are the products Everest uses environmentlly friendly?
Yes. The materials we use will not splinter, warp, or fade the way natural wood does, it drastically reduces the wasteful cycle of repair and replacment and eliminates the frequent application of environmentally harmful paint, sealers, ad stains.
How do you achieve a firm foundation?
Shifting or washout can occur in areas of uneven terrain or where there are nearby water sources. We use job-specific tools to ensure that the width and depth of the footings is consistent. Also, our 6×6 posts provide more rigidity than the common deck design.
Why is it important to use job specific tools in the process?
Job specific tools ensure a quality job. During demolition of an old deck a tool specific to removing deck boards – like the Duckbill Deckwrecker we use – is preferable to a sledgehammer than can do damage to more than the old deck. In addition, digging a uniform hole for footers – like with the use of a Dingo hydraulic piering machine – reinforces your deck design.
What is a composite deck material?
The material is usually composed of fine wood particles (sawdust) and 50% or more recycled plastics. The plastic is either a Polypropylene (hard plastic like keyboards and TV’s) or Polyethylene (softer plastic like plastic bags or milk jugs) and fine wood particles (wood flower). It is manufactured under heat and pressure to encapsulate the wood in the plastic and a UV inhibitor prevents any lightening in color. Polypropylene composite will retain its shape so you can make curved railings and benches.
Why do composite decks still have wood load-bearing posts?
While composite lumber is tough and durable, it does not have the same stiffness as wood. Therefore, it is not intended for use as a load bearing post, joist or any other primary load-bearing member.
Why is composite decking material more expensive than wood?
Composite decking is more expensive to manufacture. However, over time, the maintenance, repair, and/or replacement costs associated with wood outweigh the initial investment. If you do accidentally spill a liquid on your composite deck that may stain it, see the manufacturer’s website for the appropriate deck cleaner.
What suppliers do you use?
We build composite decks using these composite manufacturers: Tamko-Evergrain, Azek, TimberTech, and Trex.