MoistureShield Composite Decking Review
Composite decking is not cheap, but that doesn't mean it can't be a great value. If you're looking to replace your decking soon, I'd definitely take a good look at MoistureShield.
MoistureShield composite decking will last longer than wood, and it should retain the color and integrity better. The limited lifetime warranty covers fading and staining as well.
It definitely cuts nicer than wood, without any chips or tearout. Installation is pretty simple, especially once you get into a groove. It’s a product you can add to your client offering easily or tackle as a DIY project with a little framing knowledge.
One thing that struck us during the installation is process is how easily the boards can lose their straightness, but a little persuasion and some chalk lines keep things straight.
Understanding value is much more than just a price tag. The MoistureShield 1”x6” decking will run in the range of $50 to $80 per 16′ board. Keep in mind, you’ll still need to purchase fasteners, trim boards, accessories, and railing. Labor costs will need to be considered as well.
I’m not necessarily trying to make a statement about how expensive the MoistureShield composite decking is or isn’t – we all know it’s more expensive than wood. Quite simply, you’ll need to determine what type of investment you or your client want to make in a home deck or porch. It may be that the upfront costs of installing this decking will be outweighed by the added value to the home. Or perhaps you want a deck that you won’t have to worry about for the rest of your life. I’m 46, and I just put a metal roof on my home along with this MoistureShield composite decking. I don’t plan on having to do either one again. For me, that’s a huge value.
Living with MoistureShield Composite Decking
Walking around on the new MoistureShield Vision composite decking is like walking on butter compared to walking on rough, 35-year-old lumber that hasn’t been painted since installation. Just looking at that old deck can make you wince. The proud nail-heads make wearing shoes a requirement. By comparison, the MoistureShield composite decking feels downright luxurious.
Not only does the new decking feel good, but it also cleans up extremely well. With a small cordless blower, you can easily blow off just about anything. If something gets spilled, you can easily hose it off or wipe it up with a towel.
Some MoistureShield composite decking comes with their CoolDeck technology, which keeps the surface of the deck cool in the sunlight. Our Vision line doesn’t. Living in the Central Florida heat, the deck gets pretty warm, but you can still walk on it barefoot on the hottest days.
Before, you had an old wooden deck that was ugly, degrading, uncomfortable, and diminishing your home’s value. With some time and effort (or a call to a local contractor) you can have a beautiful deck that’s easy to clean, feels comfortable in bare feet, and adds value to your home.
Understanding the complete system and all the options and accessories takes a bit to master. It definitely makes sense to sit down with a professional that knows and understands the MoistureShield line/s before completing an order. You want to also confirm which products are in stock, so you’re not waiting for new product to be manufactured.
In the end, the MoistureShield composite decking is a great product that promises to stand the test of time. Whether you’re looking to install a new deck yourself, or you’re looking for a new line of decking to offer your customers, MoistureShield composite decking is absolutely worth your consideration.
To discover more, check out the MoistureShield website.