~ ATTENTION WEST COAST CUSTOMERS: We are opening a new 50,000 square foot warehouse and manufacturing facility in California! Unlike other companies that simply drop ship and promote building products online, Advantage owns and operates its own production and distribution facilities. The new location will service California and West Coast contractors, designers, and homeowners with affordable and sustainable hardwood decking materials.
Get a free quote for your West Coast project by calling General Manager Rick Nevarez directly: 562-205-1872 (Se Habla Espanol!)
~ COST vs PERFORMANCE, WHAT'S IMPORTANT TO YOU? The reason there's a Deck Safety Month is because of the increasing amount of injuries caused by older or poorly installed decks. Customers who install Advantage Hardwood Decking™ using a licensed contractor enjoy living on a low-maintenance deck that outlasts and outperforms weaker materials. If you own a deck that needs a little love, read our DIY Deck Inspection tips below to save yourself time and headaches.
Yeahhhhh. If You Could Replace that Decking...That Would be Great.
Deck Safety Month Tips - Cracked and Split Deck Boards? Learn What to Do...
Moisture and seasonal changes wreak havoc on decks made of old wooden and plastic material. When all that moisture sits on these weaker materials, it will soak in and cause splitting or decaying boards. When you or a licensed contractor inspect the decking it's important to check all areas. This includes: ledger board, support posts, joists, deck boards, railings, and even stairs. The ledger board is a common point of failure, so it's extremely vital to inspect the board thoroughly. The flashing should be in good condition. Check for mold and loose fasteners. If the ledger seems to be in good condition, ensure the faseners are securely tightened. Puncturing the wood with a screwdriver or ice pick is a good way to see if you are dealing with rot.
If your deck is 10 years or older and the picture above looks ALL too familiar, let us know. Our staff is here to assist you with all your Deck Building needs.
If your wood deck is still in great shape but could use a quick cleaning, use this specially formulated Deck Cleaner and Wood Brightener.
For replenishing the color of your deck, applying a coat of Hardwood Deck Finish is fast and easy.
How Will Advantage Ipe™ Hold Up Against a Blow Torch? Watch DeckBusters™ to Find Out!
DeckBusters™ - FIRE FIRE FIRE!
How will today's decking materials perform after being exposed to intense heat? Watch Mike and Emily expose Advantage Ipe™, the new capstock decking, and traditional composite to the flame of a blow torch. Make sure you stick around to the end for a special surprise!
»» Watch the DeckBusters™ Test Decking with Fire - NEW!
»» DeckBusters™: Decking vs. SUV
»» DeckBusters™: Decking vs. Axe