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TimberTech XLM Plank
 
Approximate retail price:
$650
Summary: This model has been tested by our experts.
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Type: Plastic decking materials
About - TimberTech XLM Plank

The TimberTech XLM Plank is part of the decking test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, decking material models like the XLM Plank 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 - TimberTech XLM Plank
info Grained/smooth sides No
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User Reviews - TimberTech XLM Plank
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1.0
Deck railing splitting out repeatedly
12/17/2013
Pros
Cons
Decking Mold Spots
Railing Splits Out
Warranty Center Rude
Wouldn't Buy It Again
Best Uses
Comment:
The Timber Tech railing has repetitively split out on our 'hard weather' side of our second residence. My opinion is that water infiltrates then freezes. The company has replaced it twice in 3 years but has no tangible reason what is wrong. First go-round they said we didn't have enough toe kick supports. Then we had more installed when the railings were replaced. And here we are again. They don't pay labor- so no loss for them. Plus the decking gets ugly mildew spots. we live in an area that is wet & shaded part of the year. I THOUGHT this stuff was going to be service-free but far from it. AVOID!
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
1.0
Stay away
11/18/2013
Pros
Cons
Best Uses
Comment:
We have over 2000 sq ft of TimberTech decking on our 4 year old house. Over the last year the boards have twisted and bent to the point where it is forcing the deck and porch structure away from the house. We've had it inspected by a structural engineer who confirmed that the deck was properly installed but the boards are twisting. TimberTech refuses to respond to our attempts to discuss the situation. Stay away from this product.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
1.0
don't buy TimberTech decking
8/19/2013
Pros
None
Cons
Everything
Best Uses
Comment:
We just had our deck built less than three weeks ago and the same day the contractor finished he hosed off the deck because it looked very dirty. When the deck dried a couple of hours later it still looked exactly the same, white and greyish blotches everywhere, so I looked online on how to clean this particular deck, I washed it three times in a row and it did not change at all. We paid our contractor over $20,000 dollars for our deck, we have not put any furniture on it because we didn't want them to use the excuse that we somehow caused the problem. I started reading online if anyone one else has had the same type of problems and I couldn't believe how many complaints are out there about this particular material. It was highly recommended to us by our contractor and now he said this is the first time he has ever heard of any problems. I am not happy at all, what a waste of $20,000<br />Not only that, we were told that if we went with the top of the line TimberTech decking that it is cooler than any other composite deck, in Alberta we don't get extreme hot weather and we can not walk on the deck unless you are willing to burn your bare feet.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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