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Old 10-10-2007, 05:19 AM   #1
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Procell-Azek Decking By Far Best Composite


We have just used procell decking or what now is azek decking.
We have installed plastics, oasis decking, trex, as well as the crap from
home depot ... lol. By far the procell has it beat out. Of course at $57 for a
16' board I dont know how much I will sell but, It turns out nice. I credit you
guys for all your advice on it which led us to show it to the homeowner. Now
I am glad I did. The fasteners that procell sells are far better than the
standard trim head stainless that we buy. Not as much stripping and bending.
Well guys just wanted to say thanks for all your advice on procell. Dont think
I will try to sell another composite product. Take Care.
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Old 10-13-2007, 08:13 PM   #2
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Re: Procell-Azek Decking By Far Best Composite


What do you mean by crap from Home Depot? Because most of what you listed they sell as well.

IMO I really don't care for Oasis...By plastics I am assuming you mean EON and the like...which is also junk IMO. Trex isn't bad, but I think there is a lot better for the price.

By crap I am going to assume you mean Veranda...which I will agree it really isn't the best out there, but it has improved since UFP started making it as opposed to when it was from LP. My main complaint w/veranda is that is is smaller in size.

I really like correct deck although some of their colors are not to be desired. I also like the Tamco Evergrain decking, MoistureShield. Both of those have very good prices and so far seem to be pretty nice.

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The veranda was what I meant from home depot. Their instock composite.
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Varanda has to be the ugliest decking known to mankind.I wouldn't build pallets out of it. I think procell is way to expensive,not sure why,i don't even think it looks good. I think evergrain is my favorite and just as good,I perfer the deeper grain,nice traction.trex is ok and almost the same price as evergrain.Procell has a slight sheen and minimal grain texture,i like the total opposite.I just picked up about 350 sq ft of evergain today for a job i'm starting tomorrow.What are you guys paying for evergrain? I picked it up for $2.25 per ft.
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I agree pro cell is great stuff..i like how you do not have to pre drill it and it wont mushroom out when you sink the screws.. also it is very scratch resistant and cleans up really well.. also its not super heavy either...
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We used veranda on a small back porch 2 months ago and I liked the look.
Stuff is FAR too heavy!
I'm running a paint and stain test now, out in my yard...
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Varanda has to be the ugliest decking known to mankind.I wouldn't build pallets out of it. I think procell is way to expensive,not sure why,i don't even think it looks good. I think evergrain is my favorite and just as good,I perfer the deeper grain,nice traction.trex is ok and almost the same price as evergrain.Procell has a slight sheen and minimal grain texture,i like the total opposite.I just picked up about 350 sq ft of evergain today for a job i'm starting tomorrow.What are you guys paying for evergrain? I picked it up for $2.25 per ft.
That's friggn cheap! I'm around $2.70 here in PA...
Trex is $2.25...
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We used veranda on a small back porch 2 months ago and I liked the look.
Stuff is FAR too heavy!
I'm running a paint and stain test now, out in my yard...
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Let me know how the stain holds up after a year or so. Are you using a solid or semi stain?
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That's friggn cheap! I'm around $2.70 here in PA...
Trex is $2.25...

I wouldn't say veranda is that bad...it used to be but since they've changed it it isn't too bad...

I'm getting evergrain for $1.92-$1.98lf depending on the qty...trex is bringing $2.53lf which is crazy because evergrain is much better.
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It's amazing the price differences you can see based on location...

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yeah....I've found Capital is the best for evergrain
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That's friggn cheap! I'm around $2.70 here in PA...
Trex is $2.25...
Wow! That is a little steep ,some places around here are in the 2.50's and i thought that was high.I was looking around for some 2 1/4" stainless deck screws(trim head) today the place i bought the evergrain had them in grey,the only problem was there 90.00$ a box for 500 screws, good lord that i though was ridiculus.There supplied by Procell.They must be crazy.The HO said he could care less if the heads were grey,the heads are so small probably wouldn't notice anyway.Picked up about 1000 stainless trim heads no color for $90.00, he's happy, i'm happy, Procell can go scratch. Found a nice bit for the trim screws today, ran into a sales man for Smart bit,thank goodness i was going crazy looking for a counter sink bit with a stop, pre drill and counter sink perfect depth each time $ 20.00 for a pack of two. No more feilds of mushrooms. www.smart-bit.com
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Cool bit... I think I saw an ad for it in JLC or Pro Deck Builder or something...

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that is a cool bit....nice looking screws too....
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Good Place to get SS Screws>>Faco Fasteners<< they have a site but its not all that easy to get around,better to call them 1 886 327 2633.

# 7x 21/2'' 3000 count $ 130 and they pay the shiping. John
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For ProCell screws try Universal Poly Products 800-556-3240. They advertise in Professional Deck Builder on page 8 in last issue. Buying in bulk cost 7.8 cents per screw as compared at 13.7 cents through ProCell distribution. Other stainless color screws we use are Headcoat through McFeeley's. Straight stainless through Fasco. Also agree that the smart bit for countersink is great -- really great since August when you can replace the drill bits. Casa Decks.
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George,

Welcome to the site!
It's good to see your input over here...

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Welcome to the site!
It's good to see your input over here...

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I was thinking the same thing. Its nice to see someone of George's caliber here.
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If you like Pro Cell then check out Ameradeck. It has all the qualities mentioned about Pro Cell & it cost much less. They have some new colors that look really good for a composite.

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