Engineered to limit the shortfalls associated with traditional wood decking, Azek says its products offer a low-maintenance alternative impervious to moisture and insects. Craig Attix, owner of P & A Decks in New Jersey, favors Azek: “It’s invulnerable to just about everything,” he says. Though, he adds, the material can turn brittle in cold climates, which complicates nailing. Joseph Martin, owner of TTD Builders in Nashville, Tenn., praises what he says is the product’s standout benefit: “It won’t rot.” Azek offers a limited lifetime warranty against fungal decay, as well as blistering, peeling, flaking, cracking, splitting, cupping, rotting, and structural defects.
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