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 MoistureShield MoistureShield is part of the decking
test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, decking material
models like the MoistureShield 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 - MoistureShield MoistureShield
Grained/smooth sides Decks with wood grained and smooth sides can be installed in either orientation, depending on the look you want.
This is the mid line MoistureShield product. I have the Vantage designed for use with hidden fasteners. The decking does not get hot in direct sunlight. It is not rough on your feet when you walk on it barefoot. The texture is enough that in the winter time you don't slip. This particular model comes with a 20 year limited lifetime warranty.<br /><br />The one problem I've noticed with this product is the staining. I keep my grill on this decking. The grill is on an oil proof spill mat. However, some oil from a spatula on the utensil hanger on the side dripped onto the decking. It has taken quite some time for this to wear off. I even tried power washing this area. That has helped tremendously.<br /><br />With that said, I would absolutely recommend this product for use in your home!