TimberTech decking is on the short list for most homeowners as they consider composite decking brands for their outdoor living project.
Contractors often recommend it to because it beautifully mimics the rich texture of wood, offers durable quality and is backed by very good warranties.
TimberTech: The Brand
TimberTech is an AZEK Company brand. Headquartered in Chicago, AZEK calls itself, “an industry leader of premium building products that replace traditional materials and provide value through lower maintenance, refined aesthetics and reduced total cost.”
Recycled Content: TimberTech says that its products contain “up to 95% recycled content” with the goal of changing “up to” to “at least” in the next few years. To that end, AZEK/TimberTech opened its own plastics recycling plant in 2019 with expected output of 55 million pounds of recycled plastic.
TimberTech production facilities are also re-fitted to more efficiently use electricity, heat, air conditioning and water. The company claims that 1 million+ trees have been saved through using recycled rather than virgin wood.
Global Sales: TimberTech decking is sold in more than 55 countries around the world. Uses TimberTech decking is used for standard deck construction, above ground pool decks, gazebos and similar projects, TimberTech Decks can also be referenced or known as “Tech Decks“.
TimberTech Pro and Edge Lines
As noted, from a price standpoint, these are Basic and Better lines, AZEK being the most expensive line.
The lines are discussed here. A pricing table for comparison is below.
Basic TimberTech Decking: Edge
This is the most affordable TimberTech decking. What reduces cost is that it is capped on three sides – top and both sides, but not on the bottom of each plank. Pro is capped on all four sides.
Capped? The cap is a layer of dense, very tough resin material that resists wear, scratches, gouges and moisture penetration.
It is crucial to have the top and sides capped, for obvious reasons. Leaving the bottom of the planks uncapped saves cost while having only a slight impact on durability.
TimberTech Edge is available in two lines: Prime and Premier.
Edge Prime is the most affordable TimberTech decking.
Edge Premier is a slightly higher grade of TimberTech Edge composite decking.
- Prime is currently made in two colors, a rich reddish brown and a dark gray.
- Premier comes in 4 colors – the same two offered in Prime plus a sandy buff and a lighter gray.
Features: Capped on three sides with a 100% synthetic, waterproof layer. The cap also easily repels stains, since it is plastic and non-absorbent.
Board Profiles: Both TimberTech Edge Prime and Premier boards are 5.36 inches wide.
You have two plank style options.
Squared shoulder planks are produced in 16’ and 20’ lengths. Grooved planks are available in 12’, 16’ and 20’ lengths.
Accessories: 12”x12’ deck fascia and 7.25”x12’ stair risers are available in both lines.
Warranty: 25-year Fade & Stain warranty. 25-year residential and 10-year Structural warranty.
Better TimberTech Decking: Pro
This is the better of the two wood composite lines. Price ranges from slightly less than AZEK to about the same, depending on the line.
TimberTech Pro decking is capped on all four sides for better moisture protection. For that reason, plus richer texturing and color variegation in some lines, makes the cost higher than TimberTech Edge.
Colors: There are three collections in the Pro decking.
- Terrain ($$) has dual-embossed wood grain pattern. It is made in two variegated/blended and three monochromatic/single colors.
- Tropical ($$) features a “cathedral” wood grain pattern. You have four variegated color choices.
- Legacy ($$$) shows, according to TimberTech, “Infinitely-variable wood grain pattern with hand-scraped finish.” It is manufactured in seven variegated colors. TimberTech says, “No two boards are alike.” This premium color variegation accounts for the higher cost.
Note: As you shop or search for TimberTech Pro decking, you might see them marketed as the Terrain Collection by TimberTech, Tropical Collection by TimberTech and the Legacy Collection by TimberTech.
Features: Capped on all side with tough polymer to resist moisture.
Board Profiles: The two profiles are full and scalloped. The scalloped or grooved boards are slightly lighter and easier to work with. They also allow for the use of concealed fasteners.
|Board Profile – Full||Board Profile – Scalloped|
Accessories: Several fastening options including concealed fasteners.
TimberTech Edge fascia and risers are typically used with Pro decking.
Warranties: 30-year Fade & Stain warranty. 30-year Structural warranty. For commercial use, there is a 10-year Structural warranty.
TimberTech Pro and Edge Decking Costs
When discussing material costs for your deck, there is more to consider than just the price of the decking boards. Those boards are attached to a deck frame that is typically made of pressure-treated lumber.
Whether your deck will have rails and stairs must be considered. Of course, fasteners and other supplies like concrete for securing posts, if needed, must be included.
TimberTech Pro and Edge Pricing Table
|TimberTech Decking Prices||Cost/linear ft.||
|Edge Prime||$2.40 – $2.65||$5.70 – $6.50|
|Edge Premier||$3.10 – $3.25||$6.85 – $7.50|
|Pro Terrain||$3.35 – $4.05||$8.75 – $9.35|
|Pro Tropical||$4.90 – $5.35||$11.15 – $12.00|
|Pro Legacy||$5.80 – $6.35||$12.35 – $13.50|
|TimberTech Deck Accessories|
|Railing Kits||$24 – $31 per foot||N/A|
|Top Rail Only||$12 – $14 per foot||N/A|
|Post Caps||$11 – $15 each||N/A|
|Post Sleeves||$5 – $7 each||N/A|
|Deck Fascia||$9 – $12 per foot||N/A|
*To determine deck board cost per square foot, multiply the width times the length and divide by 144 to get the number of square feet in the board. Then divide board cost by square feet.
This section does not address labor cost to build a deck when hiring a contractor or handyman service. You’ll find information about deck labor costs in the Sample Projects below.
TimberTech Decking Prices: Sample 500 Square Foot Decks
This is where we put complete TimberTech deck estimates together for the materials and the labor.
Most deck contractors charge $3.50 to $5.50 per square foot for a deck with a pressure-treated substructure.
Labor cost factors include:
- Whether the deck has rails and stairs – which can increase total cost as much as 40%
- Specific decking line used
- Choice of accessories
- Difficulty of the deck design
- The terrain and other site factors affect cost.
|TimberTech Deck Product||Grade||Deck Rails||Substructure||Complexity||Average Cost||Cost / Sq. Ft.|
|Pro Legacy Collection||Premium||No||Treated||Easy to Average||$7,700 – $7,950||$15.40 – $16.00|
|Pro Terrain & Tropical Collections||Mid-Grade||No||Treated||Easy to Average||$6,100 – $7,500||$12.50 – $15.00|
|Edge Prime & Premier||Entry-Level||No||Treated||Easy to Average||$3,950 – $4,750||$7.90 – $9.50|
|Pro Legacy Collection||Premium||No||Treated||Ave. to Difficult||$8,000 – $9,300||$16.00 – $18.60|
|Pro Terrain & Tropical Collection||Mid-Grade||No||Treated||Ave. to Difficult||$7,600 – $8,450||$15.20 – $16.90|
|Edge Prime & Premier||Entry-Level||No||Treated||Ave. to Difficult||$4,800 – $5,500||$9.60 – $11.00|
|Pro Legacy Collection||Premium||Yes||Treated||Easy to Average||$9,950 – $11,300||$19.90 – $22.60|
|Pro Terrain & Tropical Collection||Mid-Grade||Yes||Treated||Easy to Average||$7,900 – $9,000||$15.80 – $18.00|
|Edge Prime & Premier||Entry-Level||Yes||Treated||Easy to Average||$5,100 – $6,150||$10.20 – $12.30|
|Pro Legacy Collection||Premium||Yes||Treated||Ave. to Difficult||$11,550 – $13,350||$23.10 – $26.70|
|Pro Terrain & Tropical Collection||Mid-Grade||Yes||Treated||Ave. to Difficult||$9,200 – $11,450||$18.40 – $22.90|
|Edge Prime & Premier||Entry-Level||Yes||Treated||Ave. to Difficult||$6,100 – $7,275||$12.20 – $14.55|
TimberTech offers a deck cost calculator on its site.
Our costs are higher than some of theirs because we factor in difficult installation issues.
How to Get the Best Price on a TimberTech Deck
Learn about each company you’re considering. Read online reviews, for example, or check their standing with the Better Business Bureau.
Make sure the deck contractors you talk with are licensed and insured for your protection.
The low bid might not be the best bid to take, because it might not meet these criteria. The “sweet spot” is to find an experienced deck contractor with fair pricing and a track record of quality craftsmanship and responsiveness to customer concerns.
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