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TimberTech Deck Lighting for Sophisticated Evenings on the Deck

Posted by Ron on Mar 16, 2015 4:09:47 PM
Lighting has always been the way people have extended their day, and the history of lighting shows its enormous role in both work, religion, and entertainment. Early candles were a common light source, and although they have been used since at least Roman times, they were traditionally expensive and seldom used in private homes until around the 14th century. The increasing availability of candles and candlesticks led in large part to increases in home industries and literacy. For those who could not afford candles, the more ancient rushlight - a rush dipped in fat and held in a clamp -- was an alternative. Oil lamps, fueled with liquid paraffin, sesame oil, fish oil, or other combustable liquids are also ancient, and the inventions of the wick and glass chimney provided a smaller and more controllable flame. All these ancient forms of lighting had similar drawbacks: fire hazard, cost, and the need for continued attention. Today the LED lamp is our candle, providing cost effective, safe, and trouble-free lighting.

Pushing Back the Night

The thing about a beautiful deck is that it becomes a place where you want to spend as much time as possible. Nothing is better than sitting out on a summer night with friends, drinks, and food, and such times sometimes seem to end too soon. The hit song "Patio Lanterns" by Canadian Kim Mitchell captures the spirit perfectly.

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Topics: Railings, deck materials, low voltage garden lighting, garden light, deck lights, lighting, TimberTech

Dry Space: Combining Primal Needs with Modern Technology

Posted by admin on Oct 2, 2013 10:34:49 AM

Few things in life are as enjoyable as a pair of warm, dry clothes. Whether you’ve just gotten in out of a rain storm, are stepping out of the shower or are coming in from an exhaustive time spent shoveling snow from your driveway, a fresh pair of clothes straight from the dryer are like instant comfort. These garments wrap you with a sense of safety and security, and provide you with a level of contentment akin only to the completion of the world’s largest jigsaw puzzle (imagine how accomplished you would feel after that!). In fact, the combination of these core feelings (warmth, comfort, safety and security) are as much a part of our DNA as our body shape and eye color. If you put them all together, they formed the essentials of survival for cavemen (and cavewomen), and are the basic formula in caring for a baby (well…them and milk obviously). With this primal and fundamental need in mind, it was of course only a matter of time before the corporate world recognized what prehistoric man had discovered centuries ago: these things are not just convenient to have, but are also very valuable. The idea of warmth, comfort, safety and security are a pretty attractive package to the man who has none of the above.

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Topics: timbertech dryspace, Decks, deck drainage system, timbertech’s dry space, under deck drainage system, TimberTech, Dry Space

TimberTech: The Definitive Guide

Posted by admin on Aug 20, 2013 3:28:05 PM

If you’ve spent enough time outdoors enjoying nature, you’ve no doubt come across her most important and abundant resource: trees. These lovable members of the plant family give us so much, while expecting next to nothing in return (except some nice dirt and plenty of water…who can say no to that?). They provide us cool shade from the sun, nourish us with fruits and nuts and selflessly give of themselves so that we can construct things such as paper, houses, boats and entertainment units (not to mention make it possible for us all to breath). Yes, timber is of great importance to modern man…and is pretty fun to yell when something falls. But what would you get when you combine the advantages of this glorious substance with technology? Well if you’re in the market for a new outdoor living space or deck, you’d get an industry leader.

If you’ve never heard of TimberTech, chances are you haven’t been doing your research. A giant in the decking and outdoor living world, TimberTech is the industry leader in long-lasting, low-maintenance composite decking products. Utilizing state-of-the-art manufacturing practices and product ingredients, TimberTech has been a consistent trendsetter since its inception, and each new product line only serves to expand upon this point. Everything from decking to railing, fences and lighting can be had from TimberTech, and their quality is second to none. They are truly a one-stop-shop for products regardless of the scale of your project, but in the interest of time, we’re going to zero in on what really drives their multi-pronged revenue stream: composite decking.

Why Choose TimberTech?

Now we’ve talked about composite decking before in this space (as evidenced below), but aside from our recent expose on fellow industry heavyweight Trex, we have yet to dive into individual manufacturers with much depth. But as is often the case with things of power and influence, TimberTech is one of those rare entities where special treatment is required. So in order to pay proper respect to such an important industry player, we have developed our own exclusive, definitive guide to TimberTech composite decking. Broken down into three distinct categories, we will go through the entire line of composite decking products here, providing you with all the information you need to become an informed and educated consumer by the time you reach the bottom of this page.

1.) Wood/Plastic Composite:

The entry-level product to the TimberTech family, this line is available in three different applications: DockSider, TwinFinish and Reliaboard. Each come with their own unique color and texture options, and are manufactured using an eco-friendly process of wood fiber and plastic combinations. Most come in either sixteen or twenty foot lengths (they can then be cut to length on site), and can be solid or grooved cut to accommodate a variety of clips and installation options. As with every TimberTech composite decking product, they all come with a 25-year limited warranty for residential customers, and are resistant to color fading and interior rotting. The surface of all three offerings are comfortable to walk on and slip resistant, plus come with the added bonus of affordability. Naturally the higher you progress in product lines, the higher the price tag…this is an unavoidable fact of purchasing. But for a good, quality, dependable composite board, any of these products will leave you with a decking project you will certainly enjoy for years to come.

Easy Installation Process

2.) Capped Composite:

The best-selling line of decking from TimberTech, their capped composite offerings truly have something for everybody. Like their wood/plastic composite counterparts, capped composite is available in three distinct categories as well, all under the Earthwood Evolutions umbrella: Tropical, Natural and Terrain. After observing the success of their entry-level products, TimberTech decided to up the ante and take scratch, stain and fade resistance to a whole new level with this collection. Capped in a high-quality polymer shell, Earthwood Evolutions provides extended quality and endurance for those willing to increase the amount of their investment. The natural wood graining is also more prevalent in this line of products, and really makes for an esthetically pleasing alternative to traditional pressure-treated boards. Color options are rich and inviting, and really set a splendid tone for your backyard atmosphere. Lightweight and easy to install, the Evolutions line is designed to not only provide minimal maintenance for the life of your deck, but also to increase the level of convenience during installation. With numerous accessories to add for accents and total project completion (such as color matched screws, custom drill bits, custom deck clips, etc), Evolutions provides ideal and complete customization options unmatched in market.

Timbertech Earthwood Evolutions Terrain

TimberTech Reviews and Testimonials

3.) PVC Decking:

Now we’re talking. If you’re looking for the Ferrari of the TimberTech fleet, look no further than its newest synthetic offering: XLM. Their highest quality composite decking material, XLM is engineered for the highest possible scratch, mildew and stain resistance, while simultaneously providing a luxurious esthetic look and feel. Available in two unique collections (Natural and Tropical), TimberTech XLM is one of, if not the highest quality composite board available today. Its total PVC construction makes mold and mildew virtually impossible (as there are no organic properties such as wood fibers), and the added durability is definitely worth the increase in price. The flat-grain surface feature makes it slip-resistant (something that is rare in the PVC market), and with no pre-drilling or visible screw holes after installation, XLM is truly the ideal decking surface of choice for both commercial and residential use. XLM is also not lacking on overall looks either, with 6 eye-catching color options to choose from between both the Natural and Tropical collections. The Tropical options are particularly appealing, as they are mirrored to reflect the natural hues of more expensive tropical woods…but not their price tags. The experienced designers and installers at The Deck Store (some of the best in the business, mind you), have been raving about this product since it first hit the market, and both highly recommend it whenever possible to3 all manner of interested clientele.

Timbertech TwinFinish

In short, if you’re looking for a reliable and durable product, TimberTech is certainly an option to be considered. They have a line of products to suite every conceivable budget, offer an unparalleled warranty (unheard of in the industry), numerous color options and a range of accessories and add-ons that allow you to keep the majority of your deck-related purchases under one roof. You can even download a catalog containing all of these options in one convenient digital file! But if you still need to know more, not to fear. The friendly and knowledgeable staff at the Deck Store are here to help! Contact us today with any questions related to TimberTech, or to just get some general information about your next decking project. After all, we all share the same life mantra: Less work, more life.

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Topics: railing, build dream deck, pvc decking materials, Deck Maintenance, Deck Lighting, Decks, low maintenance deck materials, material plastic deck boards alternative, timbertech synthetic deck, Composite decking, fencing solutions, LEED credits, TimberTech

How consumers can navigate their way through the PVC and composite jungle

Posted by admin on Jun 7, 2013 2:26:55 PM

As you may have noticed, purchasing PVC or composite materials for decking is not unlike purchasing a new car; there are a variety of makes and models, and every one comes with a salesman who will swear on his mother and unborn children that he’s giving you the best deal. Some are only after your money and couldn’t care less what product they are actually selling you. But if you really dig deep, there are quite a few gems waiting to be unearthed. The key is knowing where to stick your shovel into the dirt.

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Topics: New Products, pvc decking materials, Deck Maintenance, DIY, Decks, wolf, low maintenance deck materials, TimberTech

Free eBook: 7 Ways New Materials & Technology are Changing Deck Designing

Posted by admin on May 13, 2013 2:53:06 PM

These days, shopping for decking materials is like trying to pick a unique grain of rice out of your bowl; they all look the same, feel the same, and generally all appear equal to each other. Though you may not be as picky when choosing a Chinese restaurants based on the uniformity of their rice dishes, you can ill afford to be as easy going about the material chosen to adjourn your deck. Let's face it, the investment is substantially more on your deck, and the longevity and satisfaction has to last you more than an hour. With that in mind, The Deck Store is proud to present you with an all-new e-Book "7 Ways New Materials & Technology are Changing Deck Designing" ebook. This publication aims to provide you enough valid information to make a more informative decision about your next decking project, while simultaneously bringing you up to speed on the advancements that have taken place in the industry in the last 15 years.

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Topics: New Products, popular, Deck Lighting, Decks, Awnings, Landscape, Roof, Hidden Fastening System, media, Adjustable Patio Covers, decking design, lighting, TimberTech, Pools

CableRail by Feeney: Industry’s only complete railing system featured by TimberTech

Posted by admin on Sep 26, 2012 1:01:12 PM

TimberTech has partnered with Feeney, Inc., well-known in the industry for their premier CableRail by Feeney cable assemblies, to bring the industry’s only complete railing system featuring TimberTech’s high-quality, composite railing with Feeney’s stainless steel CableRail infill. Designed together as a system for the first time, this new offering provides a more efficient buying process along with an exceptionally beautiful and durable end result.

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Topics: New Products, Decks, timberteck, TimberTech

New TimberTech Cortex Hidden Fastening System

Posted by admin on Sep 14, 2012 11:31:57 AM

TimberTech has officially entered into a partnership with FastenMaster® to promote and sell TimberTech Cortex Hidden Fastening System. This product will be added to 2013 TimberTech product line up. Company strategy is to build a strong hidden fastening offering by marketing our already popular CONCEALoc® alongside TimberTech Cortex as new COMPLETE hidden fastening solution. FastenMaster has created a well-developed and highly accepted plug system with their launch of FastenMaster Cortex. Due to its popularity and workability, TimberTech Cortex will be another successful addition to fastening line. TimberTech will actively promote the use of this product on perimeter boards and stair applications. Also company will continue to promote CONCEALoc as the primary option for the lion's share of the deck surface.

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Topics: New Products, Hidden Fastening System, Screws, TimberTech

The Benefits of TimberTech Composite Products

Posted by admin on Jun 29, 2012 11:41:33 AM

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Topics: New Products, TimberTech

TimberTech Less Work. More Life.

Posted by admin on Aug 16, 2011 4:46:29 PM

TimberTech maintains its color and beauty for years without the work of painting, staining or sealing. And, because it resists mildew, warping and insects, there’s no need to replace rotting, uneven or termite-damaged boards. This saves time and money over the life of your deck and fence. Caring for TimberTech is easier than wood and will allow you to focus on maximum enjoyment instead of maximum maintenance.

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Topics: Decks, TimberTech

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