Azek with Procell decking

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Type: Plastic decking materials
About - Azek with Procell

The Azek with Procell is part of the decking test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, decking material models like the with Procell are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.

Resistance to slipping:
Resistance to slipping is amount of friction for leather and neoprene under wet and dry conditions.

Resistance to flexing:
Resistance to flexing is resistance to bending under load.

Resistance to sagging:
Resistance to sagging is resistance to permanent bending from gravity over time.
Features & Specs - Azek with Procell
info Grained/smooth sides Yes
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User Reviews - Azek with Procell
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Do not buy AZEK
Nice Look
Insensitive To Customers
Best Uses
Over the past 3 years I invested $30K in AZEK decking and fencing. AZEK then changed the design of their post sleeves and stopped selling the originals. Not only that but they changed the *size* of the sleeves so the old ones cannot be replaced with the new ones without replacing the railings attached to them. Now I'm stuck with an old design and when I have to replace a post sleeve due to damage I have one that doesn't match the other 12 sleeves *and* I have to buy new AZEK railings at $400 a box to replace the railings that touch that post!
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
Love my Deck
Easy Snow Removal
Little maintenance
Long Lasting
Best Uses
Family gatherings
I live in New England with hot summers, snowy Winters' and leaves in the Fall. My 750 sq/ft deck is South facing and gets a lot of use by the family. Over the past four years the color has not faded and looks like new. <br />No material is maintenance free nor impervious to damage. I use a solution of Simple Green and a long handled scrub brush to clean the deck twice a year. I noticed that wet leaves, left unattended for a while, will stain. Simple Green takes of that as well. Sun tan lotion and bug spray also stains. I found that by wetting the area with water (on a cloudy day) and then spraying Goof Off on a kitchen scrub pad followed by a quick rinse took care of the problem. I did the same thing to remove boot scuff marks. <br />In the Winter I use a plastic shovel, without the metal tip. Snow slides right off. The plugs will over time tend to loosen. Before it snows, run the shovel lightly over the deck. Tap down the plugs that snag the shovel with a wooden mallet (not rubber). <br />The trade off from wood to Azek is well worth the cost.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
5 year old Azek deck looks great
Best Uses
Our Azek deck was installed in 2009, and after five years of very snowy Michigan winters looks great and feels good underfoot. It does require cleaning; the first time four years in, then again this year. I used a deck scrub brush and dilute PineSol. The area that most needed cleaning is shaded by evergreens (this is a second level deck). I have not spilled solvents on it or used sunscreen on it, because it is not a very sunny area (north side). The deck looks very good. It was easy to push snow off it in the winter (over 100 inches most recently), and of course, no damage like with wood). The surface has remained smooth and pleasant underfoot.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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