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Home Will Ipe Burn? How about Azek? Deck Fire Testing in my Backyard
Will Ipe Burn? How about Azek? Deck Fire Testing in my Backyard

Master Builder Matt Risinger has worked with Ipe, Azek, Cedar and Timbertech for 20 years, installing decks on the homes he has built. With wildfires a true danger, as well as families barbecuing and launching friendly fires on their back decks, the fireproof quality of homeowners' decking is a relevant concern.

In this video, three types of decking material will be put to the test in a backyard demonstration, where a fire built in a typical backyard barrel-style firepit will reveal just how much heat and fire these boards can handle. Starting with three-foot sections of each type of board placed on top of the barrel with a 600-degree fire underneath, Risinger fans the flames.

A few takeaways to consider when choosing the materials for your deck be aware of the amount of heat from the sun that will potentially be absorbed and retained by the wood and onto your bare feet, as well as the length of time it takes for the wood to be damaged. No matter which you choose, be sure to take into consideration your location and needs. Risinger agrees that all of these are great quality products and a deck is always a wonderful addition to your home.

Check out the video to learn more.

Many thanks to TimberTown for sponsoring this video! Learn more about sponsors and products:

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