COST COMPARISON AND SAVINGS V. COMPETITORS

DuxxBak® Composite Decking Cost

Cost Comparison of DuxxBak® Composite Decking to Other Brands

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We pride ourselves on the quality of our decking products and how they add value to your home and your life. Not only do they add value but they help save on cost, as well. To help you compare the cost of DuxxBak Composite Decking to others on the market, we have prepared a helpful checklist of key items to review as you compare your options while designing and building your ‘forever deck.’

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Cost Savings in Composite Decking Depends Upon More Than Just Price!

The key to saving cost is the longevity of the decking product you use and the value you receive from the product. Such factors include the material science or composition of the product, color retention, water absorption and being mold, mildew & decay resistant. As an added benefit, you will also be saving on waste.

Superior Color Retention

Instead of wood flour, DuxxBak® Composite Decking uses reclaimed paper by-product in its patented hybrid engineered deck system formula to produce superior color retention and fade resistance. Natural wood contains lignin, a chemical which creates color fading when exposed to sunlight. Our composite decking contains little or no lignin in comparison to other wood composite deck boards which use wood as their reinforcing material.

In accelerated weather tests designed to simulate 2,000 hours of outdoor sun exposure, our I.Dekk product had less of a color change than our competitors. In fact, some alternative decking faded at a rate comparable to wood decking.

Resistant to Mold, Mildew, and Decay

Our environmentally friendly composite formula includes rice hulls to increase resistance to mold, mildew, decay, and various fungi. Rice hulls are unique because they contain significant amounts of microbial-resistant silica, which is the rice plant’s natural defense mechanism against bugs.

A rice hull is the outer husk of a naturally grown rice kernel. Hulls are removed in a mechanical process and are often incinerated, sent to a land fill, or used in animal bedding. DuxxBak Decking reclaims rice hulls from disposal and repurposes it for our hybrid engineered deck systems. Unlike wood, rice and rice hulls are a rapidly-renewable resource and environmentally sustainable.

Reduce Water Absorption

Unlike other wood composite products, our hybrid engineered deck systems patented formula contains no wood flour. Instead, our products include rapidly-renewable rice hulls, which are naturally more resistant to internal microbial activity and water absorption than wood and wood by-products.

The presence of water in alternative material decreases mechanical properties and durability, including performance during freeze/thaw cycling, dimensional stability, and warping. In addition, the higher the water content the higher the risk of internal decay due to microbiological activity. Sensitivity to water depends on the material formulation.

I.Dekk boards outperformed other leading extruded polyethylene alternative deck boards in independent water absorption rate testing conducted in 2009 by the University of Maine Advanced Structures & Composites Center.

Mechanical Strength

DuxxBak® Composite Decking uses reclaimed paper by-product in its patented formula to increase mechanical performance, stiffness, and surface hardness, which mitigates scratching. Paper by-product includes components such as cellulose, kaolin clay, and calcium carbonate, which act as stiffeners. This also increases span needed between joist which in turn saves the amount of materials needed and saves cost.

Prevent Degradation

Our products formula includes a powerful antioxidant additive to prevent degradation. Since 2003, the amount of antioxidant in our deck boards has been more than tripled. As a result, our product does not degrade prematurely, thus saving maintenance, money, and time.

Environmental Responsibility

DuxxBak® Composite Decking uses reclaimed paper by-product in its patented formula to increase mechanical performance, stiffness, and surface hardness, which mitigates scratching. Paper by-product includes components such as cellulose, kaolin clay, and calcium carbonate, which act as stiffeners. This also increases span needed between joist which in turn saves the amount of materials needed and saves cost.

Finding a Vendor that you can consider a true Partner is rare, but DuxxBak Composite Decking is that Vendor!  Our relationship with DuxxBak is nothing if not special.  Jerry and his team are friendly, professional and the most helpful people that I deal with.  Their products are high quality, competitively priced and they always ship on time!  During this time of inventory outages and long lead times, DuxxBak has always had product ready to ship and this has increased our market share from our competitors.

Their innovative line of products sells themselves and DuxxBak has remedied the issues with composite decking on many fronts! I hold DuxxBak in high esteem as a vendor, but the most important thing is our relationship as friends.

Jim Kilpatrick, VP Sales & Marketing, Smith Millwork, Inc., Lexington, NC

Just wanted to put in a word on the benefits of the Duxxbak decking. It’s unique design gives us the capability to offer our customers a dry space under their deck and is much more cost-effective than purchasing and installing a separate under deck system. Additionally,  it is easy to install, colorfast, attractive and gives a solid floor with no visible fasteners. Couple that with one of the best warranties in the business and you have a product that practically sells itself.

Mark Wingate, The Deckstore, Inc., Bristol, TN