Review of Tangent’s Fiber Reinforced Lumber

Evaluation of Tangent Decking

Tangent’s fibre-reinforced decking lumber is top of the line in manufactured lumber. This completely synthetic decking is made to withstand extreme use, and Tangent provides confidence in its product by backing it with a warranty that lasts for decades.

Brief Introduction to Tangent’s as a Company

TangentOpens in a new tab. is an industry leader in the manufactured lumber business. They provide products for a number of different industries, including government agencies, fence builders, marine docks and decks, playground structures, and residential applications.

What Is Tangent’s Fiber Reinforced Lumber Decking Made of?

Tangent’s fibre-reinforced decking is made from recycled plastic with strands of fibreglass added to increase its rigidity and strength. This decking is perfect for structural residential decks and even strong enough for commercial use as well.

Some of the most common uses for Tangent’s fibre-reinforced decking include playground equipment, picnic tables, park benches, retaining walls, commercial boats, stadium seating, and boardwalks.

With so many applications, it is a surprise it is not as well known as some of the more popular composite decking brandsOpens in a new tab..

How Many Colours of Decking Does Tangent’s Fiber Reinforced Lumber Have?

Tangent’s fibre-reinforced decking is available for purchase in 13 different colours. They make both imitation wood-looking deck boards plus neutral colours.

Imitation Colours

  • Milwaukee brown
  • Weathered wood
  • Redwood
  • Cherrywood
  • Cedar
  • Tudor brown

Classic Neutral Colour

  • Sand
  • Light Gray
  • Gray
  • White

If you’re feeling really adventurous and want your deck to make a bold statement, Tangent’s fibre-reinforced decking is also available in.

Bold Decking Colours

  • Turf Green
  • Patriot Blue
  • Black

All of the colours are mixed within the composite, combined with material that resists fading from the sunlight. So colours stay bright and vibrant for years.

What Are the Pros and Cons of Tangent’s Fiber Reinforced Lumber Decking?

Tangent’s fibre-reinforced decking is extremely durable and is guaranteed not to rot, splinter, crack, or be destroyed by mould, mildew, fungi, or termites. There are no natural wood components, and the composite is reinforced with fibreglass for extra strength. It comes in a variety of colours that will not fade.

Tangent’s fibre-reinforced decking is easy to clean and requires no maintenance such as oiling, painting, or annual upkeep.

They are also made from recycled plastic, so the decking is eco-friendly. It can also withstand a wide range of temperatures from -40 to 140 degrees Fahrenheit.

One of the downsides to Tangent’s fibre-reinforced decking is the ability to build up static electricity when walking across it. It is also not any more slip-resistant than a typical hardwood deck which can get slick when wet. Tangent’s fibre-reinforced decking is also not suited for smaller projects since custom-sized orders cannot be manufactured at a feasible level.

How Long Is Tangent’s Fiber Reinforced Lumber Warranty?

Tangent’s fibre-reinforced decking provides a 50-year warranty protection against splintering, structural damage from fungus or termites, decay, or rot under normal conditions. Any defective product will be replaced or repaired.

Labour and installation costs are not covered under warranty.

Tangent is so confident in its product’s ability to defy infestation or consumption by fungi and termites it offers a full 50 years’ worth of coverage!

Summary Review of Tangent’s Fiber Reinforced Lumber Decking

Tangent’s fibre-reinforced decking lumber is the perfect material if you are looking for an ecofriendly, hardwood alternative.

Its durability which is reflected in the impressive 50-year warranty and material design, including fibreglass reinforcement.

Offered in over a dozen different colours providing many options in deck design.

Made to withstand extreme temperatures, fading from the sunlight, physical wear and tear, and infestation by termites and fungi. Helping it serve you well for many years.