SOURCE: Green Bay Decking

Green Bay Decking: GeoDeck

November 16, 2009 11:07 ET

GeoDeck Composite Decking Posts Best-in-Class Results in Color Retention Testing

Independent Testing* Confirms GeoDeck Color Retention Results Outperform the Competition

GREEN BAY, WI--(Marketwire - November 16, 2009) - Green Bay Decking, LLC, The Composite Solutions Company, announced today that its flagship product, GeoDeck™ composite decking, has posted the best results for composite decking color retention and fade resistance in independent accelerated weather testing*. The recent testing result is the latest in a series of top ratings against the competition in key factors including resistance to decay and mechanical strength and stiffness.

"Architects, contractors, and especially homeowners, expect composite decking to not only maintain its mechanical properties over the life of the product, but to also maintain its beauty, color, and finish," said Lanny Jass, president, Green Bay Decking. "As proven again by independent testing results, GeoDeck meets and exceeds these expectations better than competitive composite decking products on the market."

Color retention and fade resistance are essential to a deck's long-term contribution to a home's attractiveness, maintenance costs, and resell value. Accelerated weather testing that is designed to simulate 2000 hours of outdoor sun exposure demonstrated that GeoDeck retains its color better than similar composite decking colors. Due, in part, to GeoDeck's patented formula -- which contains no wood fillers -- GeoDeck's traditional mahogany boards (Delta E 6.29) scored an average fade factor less than half of Trex Accents Madeira (Delta E 12.70) and approximately one-third less than similar Fiberon (Delta E 8.99) and Evergrain (Delta E 9.67) boards. Scores greater than Delta E 7 are much more noticeable to the human eye versus scores of Delta E 4-7, which may result in only slightly noticeable color inconsistencies.

Not all composites are made the same. Architects, contractors, dealers, and homeowners can feel confident and safe with GeoDeck composite decking for many and varied uses in the commercial, marine, and residential industries.

*Independent testing was performed in October 2009 by Intertek Plastics Technology Laboratories. Intertek PTL is accredited by American Association for Laboratory Accreditation to ISO/IEC-17025:05, certificate #0619-01 to nearly 150 tests.

About Green Bay Decking, LLC:

Green Bay Decking, The Composite Solutions Company, is owned by a Green Bay, WI-based team of professionals with successful track records in operations, manufacturing, and distribution. Their flagship product, GeoDeck™ composite decking and railing system, is the result of extensive research and development. It is low maintenance, easy to install, and resistant to mold and decay. GeoDeck is the best overall composite decking solution in the industry -- with the science to prove it. GeoDeck is available across the United States and select cities in Canada. For more information, please visit http://www.geodeck.com.

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