Deckorators has introduced Deckorators Trailhead low-maintenance composite decking for the 2021 deck building season.
The new wood-plastic composite (WPC) decking family is an entry-level composite offering incredible value including an industry-leading 25-year structural, 25-year stain-and-fade, and 25-year removal-and-replacement limited warranty.
With an expected average retail price in the low $2-per-lineal-foot range (USD), Deckorators Trailhead composite decking offers not only affordability, ease of maintenance and peace of mind, but also a rugged, trend-setting appearance. Trailhead comes in Ridgeline (gray), Pathway (brown) and Canyon (red-brown) — three lightly streaked colors with natural, flat-grain embossing.
While many competitive warranties for entry-level composite decking include only structural and stain-and-fade coverage, Deckorators also backs Trailhead with its signature 25-year removal-and-replacement warranty. Unique to Deckorators, the 25-year removal-and-replacement warranty covers the labor costs to remove and replace the product if it fails due to a manufacturing issue.
The 7/8-inch-by-5½-inch Trailhead boards are available in 12-,16- and 20-foot solid and grooved-edge profiles and feature a shallow scalloped profile with four lobes. In addition to the warranty, competitive advantages include a highly compressed core, a durable, scratch-resistant polyethylene cap on three sides through the grooved edge, a 16-inch-on-center joist span, and compatibility with the Deckorators Pro Plug fastening system.
Trailhead WPC composite decking is expected to be available in the U.S. and Canada in early January 2021. This includes the eastern U.S., where the Deckorators offering focused primarily on mineral-based composite (MBC) decking until now.
“As people spend more time at home and value their outdoor space more than ever, many homeowners are looking to trade up from wood to low-maintenance composite decking,” said Chris Camfferman, managing director of marketing at Deckorators. “Deckorators Trailhead WPC decking offers the affordability of wood without forfeiting the desirable features of our composite decking, like trend-setting aesthetics, low-maintenance durability, and a best-in-class warranty.
“We’re excited to offer a new composite decking option that gives homeowners a path to the perfect outdoor space in their own backyard,” he added.
Deckorators is a division of UFP Industries, based in Grand Rapids, Mich.