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TimberTech XLM Plank decking

 
Approximate retail price:
$650
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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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1.0
do not purchase
8/19/2015
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Comment:
this stuff is junk sages between joists develops mold scars easily. do not buy this stuff. they will not stand behind it warrenty is worthless
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
1.0
What Warranty???
6/3/2015
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Comment:
We installed a TT deck in 2013. After one year it had faded dramatically. We were told it was due to a manufacturing problem that had been resolved. The deck was re-installed and one year later the same problem occured, except this time the fading was very patchy, fading worse in some areas than others. A very unappealing appearance. TT is refusing to live up to their warranty. They have offered to clean the deck once (which other reviews has said is a short-term solution leaving the long-term problem). However, they won't even do that unless we sign a paper saying we won't come back to them with any more complaints!<br /><br />Beware. These guys do not back their products nor do they live up to their warranty!!
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
 
3.0
XLM decking has faded a lot!
12/19/2014
Pros
Faded
Cons
Best Uses
Not Slippery
Comment:
In winter 2011, we had a deck builder use Timbertech (now Azec) XLM decking for a small deck and steps next to our new screen porch. After almost four years, the wooden screen porch and wooden floor inside the porch look great, but the XLM deck floor is stained and the top railing of the deck is faded almost to white in many areas. Of course, the warranty doesn't cover fading! The deck is in an area which receives sun only in the afternoon and is partially shaded by trees. I wanted to use the XLM decking because it was recommended as being mildew resistant and less slippery than other composite materials. It isn't slippery, even when wet, and we don't have any mildew, but the deck is stained in some places and I haven't found anything to clean the stains off. I especially hate the fading since the deck really doesn't look very good now!
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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