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How to Choose Composite Decking & Cladding

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As you embark on your journey of building or renovating, remember there are countless options and a wide range of standards and quality. You can create something truly inspiring and unique with careful consideration and a discerning eye. When choosing between the various composite decking and cladding products on the market, it’s essential to weigh up certain factors before you buy.

To help with this decision, the following chart outlines some key factors to consider:

Important Considerations Other Brands NexGEN by Fiberon
Fade Warranty No Warranty, only fade-resistant 25 year, 30 year & 50 year
Stain Warranty No Warranty, only fade-resistant 25 year, 30 year & 50 year
Structural Warranty 1 – 20 25 year, 30 year & Lifetime
Polymer capping None or soft and easily damaged Proprietary polymer – incredibly hard and durable
Finish Shiny Low sheen/matt non-repeating patterns
Board thickness 19 – 24mm 24mm & 26mm
Slip Ratings Unknown / Untested R10 – R12
Board Profile Hollow / Scalloped / Solid Scalloped / Solid (never hollow)
Board bulk content Bamboo / Softwoods / Unclear Hardwood only
Moisture content of wood fibre 15% to 40% 2% max
Hidden fastener system None / Plastic / Plastic & Stainless Plastic with Stainless Steel
Colour-matching plug system Not available Available in all colours
Years in business/production < 9 years 25+ years
National distribution in Australia No / unclear /some YES
Country of Manufacture China, India, Bangladesh, Turkey, others North America
Global Manufacturing Standards Unclear Highest QA/QC International Standards
Global availability Some 40+ countries

 

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