What's this? Overall score based mainly on resistance to color change, staining, slips, flexing, sagging, mildew after one year outdoors. Ratings of previously tested models may have changed due to changes in scores for resistance to flexing and sagging.Tests are with original finish; treating wood would improve its scores. Displayed scores rounded; models listed by precise overall score.
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Summary:This model has been tested by our experts.
The Fiberon Professional is part of the decking
test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, decking material
models like the Professional 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 - Fiberon Professional
Grained/smooth sides Decks with wood grained and smooth sides can be installed in either orientation, depending on the look you want.
first top of the line decking cupped after 2 days holds water have black railing system came out of the box scarped up i am a installer and will never use this product EVER AGAIN and will tell every one i know that this product is no good i had a rep come out take pictures and said he would call back by end of the day that was 2 days ago well i get my bill for materal for this deck guess how not getting PAID i will start removeing this product starting Monday and will go back to the tried and true WOOD
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
By Eric Henry
from Bowie MD
Fiberon Profeffsional - 3 years old
All,<br />I wish I would have looked at the consumer test results before buying. The first year the deck looked great. At two years old, I noticed these black quarter size spots all over my grey deck. After reading the reviews, I knew what I had-I wish someone would have told me to seal it when they first put it down, but this is why I bought composite, so I wouldn't have to stain/seal. I called my sales agent, but there was nothing he could do, but he did take some pictures and sent them to the company. He said to buy some cleaner, he even brought some over that didn't work. I have tried 6 different cleaners and the best one is Clorox composite deck cleaner that I put down at the higher than recommended strength and about half of the mold/mildew spots disappeared in the places I used. I wish they had that plastic wrapping composite when I bought this as its not that much more, but the cost to replace now is not what I'm prepared to do-I wish the company would have done that for free or at least a very discounted price. Oh well. I hope this helps someone.