Review of Veranda® Composite Decking

Evaluation of Veranda compoiste deckiing by Fiberon

Did you see a pile of Veranda decking on the shelf at Home Depot and now asking if its any good?

You came to the right place to learn more about Veranda decking with a complete review. Who makes it, what is made of and much more.

Brief Introduction to Veranda® as a Company

Veranda composite decking is made by Fiberon and sold exclusively by Home Depot. Armour Guard is also sold by Home Depot made by Fiberon but retains the Fiberon name.

Fiberon has been making composite decking since 1997 and by market share is considered one of the big three, along with Trex and Timbertech.

Fiberon was acquired in 2018 by Fortune Brands Home & Security, Inc., Which has continued to spur its growth.  

What is Veranda® Decking Made of?

Veranda, like many composite decking, is a thermoplastic composite made primarily from wood fibre. AKA, wood mixed with plastic and capped with a polymer cap.

A scalloped board, protected with a polymer cap on 3- sides. The cap protects the core from water and damaging UV while improving the appearance of the decking.

It is sold both with a groove for hidden fasteners and a square edge for picture framing the deck to hide those ugly cut decking endsOpens in a new tab.. The square boards are also better for stairs.

Unlike Wolf Serenity which you can use edge hidden fasteners like CamoOpens in a new tab.. Veranda specifically states that side angle fasteners are not acceptableOpens in a new tab. for installing Veranda decking. Requiring you to purchase more expensive clip hidden fasteners.  

Veranda deck has an 81 flame-spread rating, Class C. Just a few shy of achieving Class B but no where close to Azek flame spread rating at 25.

 DryWet
Veranda Traction ratingOpens in a new tab.0.460.47
   

For traction, Veranda is in the middle. Not slippery, but not extremely gripping either. But I have found that most decking with the better traction ratings are PVC, not composite.

How Many Colours of Decking Does Veranda® have?

Veranda makes 2 colours of decking.

  • Brown
  • Gray

Both are solid colours with no colour streaking but do include a cathedral wood grain pattern.

Pros and Cons of Veranda® Decking

Made from a  leader in composite decking, Veranda brings many pros for a deck but also has a few drawbacks.

Pros

  • Well Price at less than $2 a lineal foot
  • Warranty

Priced to make it competitive with pressure-treated decking but without all the work. Plus a 25 fade and stain warranty.Not the longest warranty in the industry, but long enoughto ensure many years of enjoying the sun on your deck.  

Cons

  • Limited colours
  • Availability

Only two colours, which can only be bought at Home Depot. Do I need to say anything more?

Especially since this is made by Fiberon, which has 31 colours between all its official lines. If you are looking for more options, Fiberon may be worth reviewingOpens in a new tab..  

How Long is Veranda® Warranty?

Veranda has a 25-year fade and stain pro-rated warranty. A 100% for the first 10 years and then adjusted as the years go by.

Very similar to Trex and many other composite decking brands. Personally, this is a starter warranty for me. If a composite decking doesn’t have at least a 25-year warranty, I don’t suggest it to homeowners when I am building decks.

Summary of Reviewing Veranda® Decking         

If you are looking for quality composite decking at a good price, Veranda is a good option. Back by a 25-year warranty by a major composite brand, you can’t go wrong.

But you are limited in colour and appearance. This low-maintenance decking is not the envy of the neighbourhood for its appearance.

If these all sound good, I hope you enjoy your deck.