Louisiana-Pacific has issued a product advisory for its composite decking materials purchased after Jan. 1, 2005, and made at its Meridian, Idaho, facility. Some of the products can prematurely deteriorate and break, posing a risk to consumers, the announcement said, blaming “variations in manufacturing processes.”
The affected products were sold under the WeatherBest name nationwide and under the Veranda and ABTCo brands at Home Depot stores in the western part of the United States.
Only the Veranda decking and railing products made by LP are subject to the advisory. WeatherBest products manufactured after LP’s sale of the Meridian plant in October 2007 are not affected.
Consumers should check their decks for cracks or chipping of the surface layers, the company said. LP will arrange an inspection to determine if decks are affected and will remedy the problem, up to replacement of the entire deck if necessary.