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Frequently Asked Questions

Our Vinyl Deck components include trim options such as T-Trim, L-Trim, C-Channel, plank end caps, rim joist covers, column cladding and numerous vinyl railing systems. All mounting accessories are available to complete any project. Illustrated installation guides and phone support is also available. If you have any additional questions please contact us at your convenience.
No. Use of Clip-Strip or “Z” strip attachment result in a uniform gap between planks.
Our Decking’s maximum span is 24 inches (however 16″ is recommended). Joist spans should be 16 inches on center for residential applications. On long deck surfaces where plank ends are butted, double joists should be used. Complete engineering specifications are available.

A dead-blow hammer should be used to set Dock Deck and Brock Dock planks into the Clip-Strip or Snap Lock attachments. All of our Decking products can be straight or angle-cut and routed just like wood. When using a power saw, carbide blades are recommended and don’t forget your safety goggles.

Both our Vinyl Deck kits offer a system using ordinary treated lumber (or any other suitable framing material) as a frame structure. Planks are held securely to the deck’s under structure in a patented process using aluminum Clip-Strips, snap locks or “Z”strip attachments. Stainless steel screws are used to secure the attachments to wood, steel, or aluminum stringers. Brock Deck planks snap into the attachments leaving no exposed fasteners, while Sheerline decking utilizes interlocking flanges and also has no exposed fasteners.
Brock Deck and Deck Lok planks are 1 1/2″ x 5 7/8″ and are available in , 12′ (special order), 16′, 20′ and 24′ lengths. Sheerline planks are available in 12′, 16′ and 20′ lengths and it comes in 1.625″ x 11.75″.

Brock Deck and Deck Lok are sold in full bundles of 56 pieces. There are no minimum purchase requirements for Sheerline Decking.
Yes. There are no toxic chemicals in our Vinyl Decking. They are safe and 100 percent recyclable
Our Vinyl Decking performs well in all weather conditions, hot or cold.
To keep Vinyl Decking looking like new, wash with a garden hose. If certain spills are allowed to dry (coffee, fruit juice, kerosene), it may be necessary to use a non-abrasive household cleaner to remove residue, then rinse with a hose.
No. Our vinyl decking provides an excellent walking surface for shoes or bare feet. The grooved design pattern provides quick water drainage and excellent traction. Both products exceed UL standards for skid resistance.

Backed by over 45 years of manufacturing excellence, Dock Deck and Brock Dock has a lifetime residential warranty and a twenty-year commercial warranty. The deck railing has a lifetime warranty (non-prorated) against warping, rotting, corroding, flaking, peeling, blistering, or discoloration. Sheerline decking and railing are manufactured by L.B. Plastics and both have a lifetime warranty. As accelerated age testing is ongoing, the life expectancy for our decking is estimated to be at least 35 to 40 years. However, it should outlast us all!

No. Our Decking has a higher concentration of UV inhibitors than premium vinyl siding. The white, tan, and gray colors chosen are consistent throughout the product profile. Our decking is non-porous and will not absorb moisture.
Vinyl Decking is a maintenance-free material that is durable, defies weathering, and never needs sealing, or painting. The nonporous surface cleans easily and resists stains. It stays cooler than composites, plastics, wood, or concrete deck and patio products in the summer sun and is weather resistant all year long. Vinyl decking is an ideal solution for the enhancement of residential, commercial and marine properties.
No. Our decking is an engineered vinyl formulation that includes ultraviolet inhibitors to shield it from the sun’s harmful rays. Impact modifiers give added strength and impact resistance in all weather conditions, while preventing cracking, denting or splitting.
Vinyl Decking is a Hi-Polymer material manufactured from a special high-impact, weather-resistant polyvinyl chloride compound. It is specially formulated for outdoor exposure where color and physical properties are important.