HOW MUCH WEIGHT CAN NEWTECHWOOD DECK BOARDS SUPPORT?
Our ECC-IS report (https://www.newtechwood.com/pdf/NewTechWood-ICC-ES-Evaluation-Report.pdf) confirms, that if installed as required, at that our decking can handle about 100 lbs/sqft live load. This means that the entire deck could be covered at 100lbs/sqft and still be supportive. Most common deck additions such as tables, hot tubs, benches, and other similar furniture should therefore be OK. Please reach out via our contact form (https://www.newtechwood.com/contact/) if you have any specific additions you may be concerned about.
HOW MANY SQUARE FEET WOULD ONE US05 FASCIA BOARD COVER?
Each 12-foot US05 fascia board covers roughly 12 square feet.
HOW MANY SQUARE FEET DOES A 49 PACK OF 16-FOOT BOARDS COVER?
You can cover a little over 356 square feet with this product. Each 16-foot board covers just over seven square feet.
DOES THE US33 BOARD COME IN BOTH WOOD GRAIN AND STRAIGHT GRAIN?
No, the US33 board has only wood grain, on one side, and is smooth on the other side (the bottom of the board), with a groove for use with our starter clip.
CAN YOU USE THE HIDDEN SPACERS WITH THE SOLID DECK BOARD PROFILE?
Solid boards do not have spaces for the spacers. We therefore recommend only using the composite screws for the solid board.
WOULD FREEZE-THAW CAUSE ISSUES WITH ICE BETWEEN THE BOARDS, FOR EXAMPLE WHEN USED WITH MINI-GAP CLIPS?
No, the moisture would just evaporate through.
WHAT IS THE MELTING POINT OF NEWTECHWOOD COMPOSITE MATERIAL?
It is 131 degrees Celsius, or 268 degrees Fahrenheit, noted in our MSDS document here: https://www.newtechwood.com/pdf/MSDS_UltraShield.pdf.
WHAT IS THE FIRE RATING (HOUR)? IS THE COMPOSITE MATERIAL COMBUSTIBLE?
Our composite material has a flame spread index no greater than 200, or a Class C rating. More information can be found on our IES-ES report here: https://www.newtechwood.com/pdf/NewTechWood-ICC-ES-Evaluation-Report.pdf and on the MSDS here: https://www.newtechwood.com/pdf/MSDS_UltraShield.pdf.
WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO REMOVE SNOW FROM NEWTECHWOOD DECKING AND DECK TILES?
You are welcome to use use ice melt to remove snow. Please ensure the ice melt is washed off as to not stain the boards. Additionally, you may use a plastic shovel. A metal shovel may scratch the boards. If you have other products in mind for snow removal, please test before using on NewTechWood material.
WHAT IS NEWTECHWOOD ULTRASHIELD NATURALE COMPOSITE DECKING MATERIAL MADE OF?
NewTechWood Ultrashield Naturale has a core of plastic and wood fiber, capped all 360-degrees in plastic. All plastic utilized is 95% recycled material. More information about the composition of the material is available here: https://www.newtechwood.com/us/ultrashield-advantage.html. NewTechWood composite material is 100% recyclable, as it is made of made of high-density polyethylene plastic and wood fiber.