Not Sure Which Decking Product Is Right For Your Backyard?


Some customers like the natural look of wood but hate the upkeep of painting, staining and sealing it. PVC decking offers a low maintenance alternative with high resistance to fade and stain, but may look synthetic and fake, with a repeating pattern. Some capped composites have a smooth, plastic surface, yet may require sealing on the ends when cut.

MoistureShield offers both capped and uncapped composites that installs as easily as wood, while mimicking a natural wood-grain. Since they are protected to the core, they don't require sealing and will not rot, warp or splinter. It's the only composite decking tough enough to be installed anywhere, even underwater.

Review more of our deck material comparisons below to find the perfect decking to fit your project.

MoistureShield® Vantage

MoistureShield® Refine, Infuse & Vision

Treated Wood

PVC

Vinyl

Warranty
Lifetime
Lifetime
10-15 Years
Lifetime
Lifetime
Eco-Friendly
95% recycled Content; No harmful chemicals
95% recycled Content; No harmful chemicals
Can be recycled; May contain harmful preservatives
Artificial, chemical product
Artificial, chemical product
Water Application
Can be installed with water contact
Can be installed with water contact
Not recommended for constant contact with water
Can be installed with water contact
Can be installed with water contact
Durability
Resists rot, warping, splintering and termite damage
Resists rot, warping, splintering and termite damage
Susceptible to rot, splintering, warping and termite damage
Resists rot, warping, splintering and termite damage
Resists rot, warping, splintering and termite damage
Economical
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Maintenance
2-4 hours cleaning per year
2-4 hours cleaning per year
16-32 hours cleaning, painting and staining per year
1-2 hours cleaning per year
2-4 hours cleaning per year
Appearance
Natural-looking wood-grain embossing
Wood beauty with high performance durability
Traditional timber appearance
Uniform, synthetic appearance
Uniform, synthetic appearance
Slip Resistance (higher number is better)
0.75 dry/0.75 wet
Refine
0.57 dry/0.55 wet
Infuse
0.57 dry/0.55 wet
Vision
0.72 dry/0.76 wet
0.25-0.50 dry/0.2 wet
0.48 dry/0.75 wet
0.48 dry/0.75 wet
Fade Resistance
Designed to weather to natural shade within first six months
Refine/Infuse - 25-Year Fade and Stain Warranty

Vision - Lifetime Fade & Stain Warranty
Requires continued painting and sealing to maintain color
Minimal fade; 25-Year Fade and Stain Warranty
Fades due to normal weathering
Scratch Resistance
Semi-porous, can scratch but will naturally weather out
Refine/Infuse - Semi-porous, can scratch but will naturally weather out

Vision - Durable, resistant to scratch, will naturally weather out
Porous surface will scratch easily
Resistant to scratching
Resistant to scratching
Workability
Can be ripped, routed and bent to fit any space
Can be ripped, routed and bent to fit any space
Can be ripped and routed, but difficult to bend
Cannot be ripped or routed, requires special tools to bend
Cannot be ripped or routed, requires special tools to bend