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What Makes Deckorators Mineral-Based Composite the Top Alternative Decking Material?

Date: December 21, 2021 | Category: Product News

Choosing the right decking material can mean the difference between long summers of relaxation and a high-maintenance regret. Whether you’re choosing a material for your own home or recommending a material to a customer, many of the same needs apply: you need a decking material that will stay sturdy and durable for a long time, require minimal maintenance, and still look beautiful year after year. There are a number of composite decking materials on the market.

So what makes Deckorators the right choice for your next decking project?


Should I Use Western Red Cedar or Alaskan Yellow Cedar Wood?

Date: October 11, 2021 | Category: Product News

Cedar wood is a versatile and durable softwood that is prized for many reasons. It is naturally weather and insect resistant, gives off a pleasant and recognizable scent, and is aesthetically attractive to look at.


What is Tally and Why is it So Important?

Date: October 8, 2021 | Category: Product News, Uncategorized

We frequently get inquiries from customers requesting all long-length boards. Sometimes we can do this, but in some products, it can be more challenging and we may push back. Why do we do this? Is it just because we’re mean?


Why Is Factory Oiling Important?

Date: June 17, 2021 | Category: Product News

Every Summit Rainscreen Systems product is custom-oiled by Russin Factory Finishing. With semi transparent stains, clear coats, and opaque finishing options- we coat dozens of other wood cladding products at Russin, too. But why is this a necessary step?


What Is Rainscreen Cladding and Why Is It Important?

Date: April 16, 2021 | Category: Product News

The word “rainscreen” has become a buzzword in the building materials industry. However, there are some misconceptions surrounding what a rainscreen system actually is, what it does, and why it’s so critical in a cladding installation. 

Simply put, a rainscreen is a gap of air between cladding and the structure of the building. People often believe that the cladding itself can be a rainscreen system, but this is not the case – it’s the integration of the cladding with the air gap that creates the rainscreen.


Why Did We Create Summit Rainscreen Systems?

Date: March 12, 2021 | Category: Product News

Many homeowners purchase cladding just once in their lives. For architects, it’s one major decision among dozens of major decisions leading up to each project. The choices are confusing, the noise in the market is mind-numbing, and only one thing is certain: it’s a significant decision, and it needs to be right.

This is where Summit comes in. We’ve seen first-hand how the species and coating options can cause choice paralysis. We understand that the best way to ensure a long-lasting cladding façade is to build a rainscreen and to protect the wood on four sides with oil. We wanted to create a customizable exterior cladding system so that we can guide you to the product that will work best for you. We’re wood people, after all. 



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