Feb 11, 2015 . Ron Kaplan saved the synthetic-decking pioneer by treating it like a startup. When Ron Kaplan took over as CEO of in January 2008, he knew the composite wood decking company was in a death spiral of quality problems, falling sales and widening losses. The previous year had lost $76 million..
Composite decking is a decking material that is composed of several different recycled materials, though mainly hard plastic and wood. This type of product came about to extinguish the problems of typical wood decking. Wood fades, molds, cracks, splinters, and needs to be treated and sealed regularly for the deck to..
Composite decking boards look like wood, but they're made mostly of plastic, although they have enough wood fiber to give them woodlike properties. Some of these properties aren't desirable, such as the propensity to swell in wet weather and to support mold growth. Decking boards made of composite materials ..
Wacky Weds; Composite Decking Lawsuits & Issues. 29/05/2013 by SLS 11 Comments. azek-quality-questioned Recently some calls out for help have been made on some homeowner / DIY friendly boards about forming a class action lawsuit. The culprit? Why it is some composite decking manufacturers & in particular..
Mar 8, 2011 . Composite decking is made from a combination of wood and plastic, and is marketed as providing the look of wood without requiring as much maintenance. However, if you are planning to build a composite deck in your back yard, there are several problems associated with composite decking materials..
Jul 27, 2009 . If you read this blog on a regular basis, you know that I am not a fan of composite decking. After all, there's a good reason why this blog is called the Ipe Decking Blog!. However, despite my own personal reasons, if you conduct your own research into composite decking comparisons and composite..
Apr 23, 2018 . What are the problems with composite decking? It depends who you ask, but it may not be the wonder product the manufacturers make it out to be. Read on and see what you think! Ecodeck : Common Problems in Composite Decking & Their Solutions
Apr 28, 2016 . Ecodeck Composite decking is a great alternative to wood decks. Yet, there are issues that can't be avoided. Here are some solutions
High-quality ingredients and additives add a lot of cost to the formulations, so manufacturers must make choices of cost vs. performance. On the plus side, these products have been sold for nearly 20 years and have definitely improved over that time. Despite sporadic problems, most composite decks have performed quite..