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Posted 21 October 2015 1:15 PM by Dan Morovits

Pro Tool Reviews strives to provide builders and contractors with reliable reviews to help them make better tool purchasing decisions. The online magazine’s editor-in-chief recently used our products to renovate the outdoor living space at his 1920s-era Florida bungalow — and the tool critic came away impressed.

When Clint DeBoer set out to replace his heavily damaged heart pine wrap-around porch and rear deck, his wish list included:

  • An ultra-durable, stylish composite decking solution.
  • Complementary railing and accessories from a one-stop source for deck-building needs.
  • Products that offered ease of installation.

DeBoer ultimately opted for Deckorators® Vista Decking in Ashwood, CXT Pro Contemporary railing, CXT Pro balusters, CXT Paramount post sleeves and Stylepoint Paramount post caps, and the products earned a glowing review on the Pro Tool Reviews website.

“There’s more to (going with a composite system) than just picking a board and choosing your fastener — Deckorators composite decking and railing seems to really provide a great blend of everything that makes these renovation projects successful,” DeBoer wrote in an October article about his porch-and-deck remodel.

DeBoer continued, “We really liked working with this brand, and pros and homeowners alike will really appreciate the ease of installation — possibly more than the breadth of options in their product catalogue.”

New for 2015, Deckorators composite decking drew particularly high praise from DeBoer. The capped deck boards feature a solid profile and are available in Classic, Vista and Heritage categories. Vista’s variegated boards give the look of tropical hardwood with the performance of composite.

“The Deckorators composite decking is a great product that’s already won its share of compliments from friends and neighbors,” DeBoer wrote. “It has a great look; is durable; installs easily; and comes in a variety of styles, colors and sizes. The before and after of the front and back porches is nothing short of astonishing.”

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