Can I paint or stain my AmPro?
Although AmPro does not need painting or staining to maintain its looks, it can be done.
Can AmPro deck boards be glued?
Glue cannot be used as a primary fastener.
Can AmPro be sanded or power washed?
We do not recommend sanding. Sanding will change the appearance of the AmPro material surface.
AmPro products can be power washed. A 1500 psi power washer may be used on the shell surface to remove dirt and debris. Use a fan tip at least 4 inches (10.2 cm) away from the shell when you are using the power washer.
Can you rip a AmPro board?
AmPro products should not be ripped to reduce thickness, but can be ripped to reduce width. As long as the board can still be installed per the installation instructions the warranty will be valid. Please use care when fastening ripped boards, as pre-drilling may be necessary.
Can the edges of AmPro be routed?
Routing will change the unique surface of this product.
Can AmPro decking be curved?
With help and considerable patience, AmPro can be curved with the proper tools and instructions.
Can I sand or rout AmPro?
AmPro should not be sanded.
Does AmPro decking get hotter than pressure treated wood?
In an independent study, AmPro stayed cooller in comparison surface temps to pressure treated boards.
Is AmPro code-compliant?
AmPro products have been tested to ensure compliance with the 2006 International Building Code. Check with our local building code department for jurisdictional requirements.
How heavy is AmPro?
AmPro weighs about 50-70% heavier than comparable lumber sections with a specific gravity of about 0.96.
Will AmPro products weather (change color/fade)?
Because AmPro is made of 100% virgin vinyl, the product will not lighten over time.
What is the lifetime value of AmPro?
Because AmPro never rots or warps, painting and staining is not required, however with pressure-treated wood decks, these costs add up over time. After four years, the total cost of owning a AmPro deck equals the cost of a pressure-treated wood deck. Over the life of the purchase, AmPro offers a far greater value than wood. Clean it twice a year and you’re done so you can spend more time enjoying your outdoor living space, rather than working on it.
Why are AmPro decking, railing, or fencing and trim products better than wood?
AmPro products offer superior durability and performance that you can’t get from wood. AmPro won’t rot, warp, or splinter; and they never require staining or painting to maintain great looks.