AZEK and TimberTech Composite Decking: Class is in Session

An important component of any build or renovation is using quality products and that’s why Citywide Sundecks prefers to use AZEK and Timbertech for our composite decking projects. Recently, Citywide was invited to visit the AZEK manufacturing facilities in Pennsylvania to see first hand what goes into making the industry-leading composite decking products. Long time employees toured us through the plants, showing us the research and testing areas as well as production facilities. We worked hands on with the decking products in a lab and learned just what makes them so special.

The History

AZEK building supplies is part of CPG International, which also acquired Timbertech in 2012. CPG’s various brands offer highly engineered building materials that are designed to replace wood and metal in residential and commercial building. All brands are dedicated to pushing the envelope in research and development to create the most innovative products on the market – “Building Products. Better”.

Research and Development

Quality analysis and product innovation really get the engineers at Azek and TimberTech excited. With a dedicated laboratory in the manufacturing plant, skilled engineers test products daily for their resilience and consistency. There are strict performance measure that the composite decking must measure up to including resistance to UV, fading, staining, and warping. To truly understand how long the products will last in all types of weather conditions, the AZEK/TimberTech researchers have created a climate controlled chamber that bombards their line of composite decking with intense direct UV radiation, coupled with wind and water, which equates to 20 years of intense weathering. If the product doesn’t stand up to the test, its back to the drawing board!

The Product

Timbertech produces a line of capped wood composite decking materials, the Terrain, Tropical, Legacy and collections. A capped composite is a plank of wood mixed with plastic, covered with a textured plastic exterior. The exterior is coloured and embossed to resemble a natural wood board. TimberTech capped composite is capped on all four sides of the board, ensuring a greater degree of resilience and protection from the elements and ensuring it can withstand the promise of their 25 year warranty. 

AZEK Deck produces a line of cellular PVC decking products the Vintage, Arbor, and Harvest collections. These products have no wood material in them, thereby making them intensely durable and ideal for high-moisture application. Because they are pure PVC, they can be heated to 300+ degrees and curved, amplifying design capabilities. When building decks that are less than 2 feet off the ground, AZEK is the smart choice to insure against water ingress and maximize the life and beauty of your deck. AZEK Deck products have a 30 year warranty against fade and stain and a limited lifetime warranty. These products are tough.

TimberTech colours

TimberTech Colours

AZEK colours

AZEK colours

Key Take-aways

AZEK and TimberTech are superior quality products that are a great alternative to traditional wood. A long-term investment in your outdoor enjoyment and your home, composite decks lasts the test of time and look incredible for decades. With various colours and textures as well as a hidden fastening system and a sleek wood look, with these products, you can have the deck of your dreams!

 Citywide Sundecks is proud to be a certified installer of these products, as we know they make for very happy customers for decades to come. On average, this type of deck is about $30 per square foot installed. Designs are available ranging in realism to wood, the more detailed and wood-like the finish, the more premium the cost.

If you would like more information about Citywide Sundeck’s composite decking services, check out our professional decking services.



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  • “Paul and his team are wonderful to work with. Our high expectations and unusual detailed challenges were met with enthusiasm. Another job well done.”

    – Drew, Billingsley Construction

  • “My wife and I were very happy with Citywide’s work on our sundeck. Their crew was very professional, courteous and efficient, and completed the work exactly as they said they would. When I pointed out a minor error in their work on our house siding, they immediately acknowledged the issue and corrected it with no argument. We would definitely recommend Citywide to our family, friends and anyone else that needs their decks re-surfaced. Thanks Paul / Citywide!”

    Doug and Audrey – Burnaby

  • “Citywide is a professional company to work with regarding our deck project.  Very reliable, timely results and good customer service. We are very satisfied with the outcome.”

    Karl G – Vancouver

  • “I would recommend Citywide for roofing repairs and Vinyl decks. I appreciated the personalized service and efficient workers. Thanks Paul.”

    Tony W. – Vancouver

  • My experience with Paul and his Citywide Sundeck crew has been nothing but positive. They are on time and completely professional and able to offer solutions to complicated waterproofing challenges.

    Joe C. – Vancouver

  • I’m a general contractor in the lower mainland. I contacted Paul to help us re-vinyl a deck that used to be fiberglass. GREAT customer service, the job was professionally done by 2 of his crew members. When I called 4 other companies to look at the job, no one came or called back. Paul was attentive to our needs & was able to squeeze us in with a 2-3 day lead time.   Thank you so much for your consistent attention to detail, professionalism, & continuous strive for quality.

    Steve – New Westminster

  • Hard working and respectful crew. Deck turned out great. I would recommend Citywide to others who are considering building or replacing their deck.

    Vito – North Vancouver

  • Two years ago we hired Citywide to renovate our sundeck and back porch. We were very happy with the results and we are enjoying them every day. Last month we had them renovate our front stairs and walkway. The result exceeded our expectation. Now our front entrance looks good enough to welcome a queen! I like Paul’s workers they are friendly and able. Also, Paul is one of the most organized and punctual people I have ever known. We have had a lot of problems with tradesmen in the past. It’s nice to know Paul for a change.

    Sadako – Burnaby

  • I had Citywide Sundecks replace the 28 year old Duradeck sheeting with the similar material on my sundeck. The job was completed in one and a half days to my complete satisfaction. The deck looks like new with all the joints and seams glued and heat treated to ensure maximum waterproofing. Stainless steel screws were used throughout in reinstalling the original aluminum railings and stairs to ensure longevity and improved appearances. When the job was completed the installers cleaned up the work site. I was impressed and pleased with this Citywide crew. They were professional.

    Stephen – Richmond

  • We had our hot tub and sundeck replaced this summer. Citywide Sundecks did a wonderful job of the vinyl deck. The installation was complicated by the fact that the hot tub was sunk into the deck and the glass railings had to be removed and replaced. The job was done in a timely manner with great efficiency. We truly appreciated the skill of the workmanship, the attention to detail and the concern for aesthetics.

    McBride – Coquitlam

  • Paul and his team did excellent work with attention to detail. The work was done quickly and we are very happy with the result.

    Lora – North Vancouver

  • Great service and a fair price for the work. Delivered on all their promises and even did a nice job cleaning up. I would definitely recommend them.

    R. B. – Vancouver

  • Amazing service. Friendly, prompt, really good product. The installers are wonderful and skilled, friendly. I really would recommend this company. I like the range of products they offer and they took time to explain all my options.

    A. R. – Vancouver

  • We were very surprised when we were told that they were able to start working on the project within a week of us signing our contract. We were kept updated of progress and appreciated being contacted by Paul to see how they were doing and if we had any questions. The work was completed quickly and efficiently. The fellows who did the work were friendly and cleaned up after they had finished for the day. We were very happy and have referred them to our friends.

    Courtland C. – Delta

  • Paul and his crew were hired to rebuild a terrible deck that was built last year. Citywide Sundecks isn’t the cheapest, but they did the job right and on time, and it comes with a 10 year warranty. We should have gone with hie the first time around.

    Job P. – Surrey

  • Paul and his crew did a great job of taking care of us. We had to replace a deck and deal with some water issues above and below the deck, all which was behind the stucco. This work has been completed and we are very happy. Paul and the crew kept me informed throughout. They were very easy to deal with and answered all my questions as the work progressed. All this was done at what I thought was a fair price.

    Andy Stephens. – Surrey

  • Very happy with our Duradek job.  It was installed exactly as discussed and Paul made sure that we were completely satisfied.

    Rene B. – Vancouver

  • We are very pleased with the restoration project completed by Citywide Sundecks and Railings during the summer of 2015. The beautiful new sundeck was rebuilt in a very professional manner and the installed aluminum railings were a real upgrade on our original wooden ones. We are so glad that we contracted CWS as they were terrific to deal with and they provided quality work from start to finish.

    Bruce & Loreen S. – Richmond

  • I live in Prince George and contacted Paul at Citywide Sundecks to enquire about installing Duradek at my 85-year-old mother’s house in New Westminster. Paul kept us informed every step of the way. His crew was professional and hard working. They completed the job as agreed and ahead of schedule, even throwing in a few extras for my mum at no cost! My mother was very pleased with the outcome and happy to be enjoying her new deck.

    Leanne M. – Prince George

  • We were in a rush to get our sundeck stairs repaired. Paul was very accommodating and had the stairs replaced very quickly. The quality of work was excellent! I would highly recommend Citywide Sundecks.

    Linda & Rob M. – Delta


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