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Azek with Procell
 
Approximate retail price:
$625
Summary: This model has been tested by our experts.
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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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4.0
Great Product
3/11/2014
Pros
Colorfast
Looks
Maintenance free
Cons
Ice Removal Concern
Best Uses
Comment:
My husband and I expanded our front porch to a 20 x 12 deck and chose Azek for the qualities I mention. This was a DYI project. We have had it for 3-1/2 years in brutal Alaskan winter and our 20 hours of summer sun. We love that it is easy to keep clean - whether sweeping or shoveling. We are careful not to stomp with our ice cleats but use it as an extension of our living room. We have not had any sagging, fading, stains, or scratches. The only concern so far is locating the proper salt to help remove ice during our freeze/thaws during the winter. We love it so much we are planning on replacing our back deck with the same product.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY - AVOID
9/3/2013
Pros
Cons
Best Uses
Comment:
We installed this product 3 years ago and it now looks terrible. It is stained, faded and scuffed. I can't remove any of it with a power washer. It is ruined. Avoid this product!!!
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
Awful investment
8/18/2013
Pros
None
Cons
Discoloration
Expensive
Fading
Staining
Best Uses
Comment:
Awful, awful, awful investment. Do not waste your money on this decking material! We were told by our builder that this was top of the line and maintenance free. So far, we have had nothing BUT maintenance and headaches with this deck. It requires power washing and scrubbing every year. Might as well just have used wood. It stained from bug spray. It stained from cooking on the BBQ. We found out (after the fact), that you cannot use bug spray OR sunscreen on the deck. Who DOESN'T use sunscreen or bug spray on their deck???! We cannot place anything plastic on the deck because it will cause discoloration. This means no plastic coolers, grill mats, patio furniture, pots, or pool toys. Give me a break. The dark coloring we chose becomes so hot we cannot walk on it in bare feet. Nor can my dog. The railing is fading fast as well. Latest incident was found when we moved our patio table which has a glass top and found that the entire deck underneath has begun to discolor. This 800 sq ft deck that was super expensive is super useless.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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