MoistureShield Infuse composite decking with CoolDeck technology has received the Product Innovation Award 2017 from Architectural Products magazine. A panel of more than 40 industry professionals judged the submissions based on their innovation.
MoistureShield’s CoolDeck technology is a “much needed solution to homeowners’ concerns of composite deck surface temperature,” said MoistureShield, noting that its CoolDeck technology optimizes heat reflection to provide a cooler, more comfortable deck. The boards absorb up to 35% less heat than conventional capped composites in similar colors, for a noticeably lower surface temperature in direct sun.
Although any dark-colored decking absorbs sunlight and can heat up, composites are denser than wood decking, causing some products to become too hot to touch. This new technology allows for more time on deck, and minimizes the concern of walking barefoot on a hot surface.
MoistureShield Infuse decking is made with 95% total recycled content (38% post-consumer, 57% pre-consumer), including recycled milk jugs, grocery bags, pallet wrap, waste pallets and construction debris. Moisture Shield backs its Infuse decking with a transferable lifetime residential warranty, supplemented with a 25-year fade and stain warranty. As with other MoistureShield decking, Infuse can be installed in or on the ground and even under water, claims the company.
MoistureShield is a product of Advanced Environmental Recycling Technologies (A.E.R.T.; Springdale, AR), part of the Architectural Products Group of Oldcastle, North America’s largest manufacturer of building products and materials. A.E.R.T. is a vertically integrated manufacturer of composite decking boards and related products, serving a range of retail and distribution customers across North America and in several international markets.