Performance: Deck & Porch

From low-maintenance decks and porches, to durable exteriors, to ready-to-install trim and moulding, Inteplast Building Products are engineered to outperform other products in a variety of applications.

We put our Inteplast Building Products Deck to the test against composite decking and pre-treated wood. This series of real-world trials was conducted in a normal environment. But don’t take our word for it. Replicate the tests in your own backyard and see for yourself the advantages of Inteplast Building Products over other alternatives.

Stain Resistant

TEST

We poured an industrial appliance grade lubricant over all three deck boards and let it sit for only one minute.

TEST RESULT

After one minute, the lubricant stained both the pre-treated and composite boards, while the Inteplast PVC board remains clean.

Scratch Resistant

TEST

With gentle force, we scratched a car key on the surface of each deck board, going back and forth ten times on each board.

TEST RESULT

After 10 successive scratches on the face of each board, material is flaking from the surface of both the pre-treated lumber and composite boards, leaving scratch marks behind. The Inteplast Building Product Deck board is unmarked.

Screw Engagement

TEST

Using 2-1/2” standard deck screws, we fastened the screws perpendicularly into the deck boards 1/2” from the edge.

TEST RESULT

The screw cracked the edge of the pre-treated and the composite boards, and mushroomed at the screw site of the composite board. Inteplast Building Products Deck board fastened clean with no cracking, splitting, or mushrooming.

Comparison Chart

  •  
  • Performance
  • Mold inhibit
  • No rot, warp or splinter
  • Termite resistent
  • Forest friendly
  • Temperature fluctuation resistent
  • Labor & Maintenance
  • All your wood working tools friendly
  • No sanding, painting and staining
  • Care and cleaning
  • Warranty
  • Lifetime limited residential warranty
  • 25-yr stain and fade limited warranty
  • PVC
  • Performance
  • Mold inhibit
  • No rot, warp or splinter
  • Termite resistent
  • Forest friendly
  • Temperature fluctuation resistent
  • Labor & Maintenance
  • All your wood working tools friendly
  • No sanding, painting and staining
  • Care and cleaning
  • Warranty
  • Lifetime limited residential warranty
  • 25-yr stain and fade limited warranty
  • PVC
  • V
  • V
  • V
  • V
  • V
  • V
  • V
  • Soap & wash
  • V
  • V
  • Capped Composite
  • Performance
  • Mold inhibit
  • No rot, warp or splinter
  • Termite resistent
  • Forest friendly
  • Temperature fluctuation resistent
  • Labor & Maintenance
  • All your wood working tools friendly
  • No sanding, painting and staining
  • Care and cleaning
  • Warranty
  • Lifetime limited residential warranty
  • 25-yr stain and fade limited warranty
  • Capped Composite
  • X
  • V
  • V
  • X
  • VV
  • V
  • V
  • Soap & wash
  • X
  • X
  • Wood
  • Performance
  • Mold inhibit
  • No rot, warp or splinter
  • Termite resistent
  • Forest friendly
  • Temperature fluctuation resistent
  • Labor & Maintenance
  • All your wood working tools friendly
  • No sanding, painting and staining
  • Care and cleaning
  • Warranty
  • Lifetime limited residential warranty
  • 25-yr stain and fade limited warranty
  • Wood
  • X
  • X
  • X
  • X
  • VV
  • V
  • X
  • Pressure wash
  • X
  • X