DeckProtect on a wood deck

Protect your deck or patio from the heat of a fire pit.

Safe use of a fire pit on your deck

This Old House Magazine
Recommended by the Experts
When This Old House magazine did a section "All About Fire Pits," they included a write-up on DeckProtect™. Here is what they said:
"A fire screen can contain errant sparks and embers on a wood deck, but composite decking needs to be protected from the bowl as well. A metal fire pit can reach up to 800°F, pushing 200° to 400° of radiant heat onto decking; plastics soften at 176° and melt between 250° and 350°. A thermal barrier can prevent high heat from warping composites. DeckProtect (shown) is an aluminum tray, perforated for drainage, that contains flameproof basalt rock-fiber insulation. Choose one the size of the fire pit’s circumference to fit between the legs or, better yet, with all four legs on the mat."
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Photo showing what happens to composite decking under a fire pit
Composite Deck Test

shows effects using a fire pit one time on a composite deck.

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"Attached is a photo of our deck protect in action! We love that we don’t have to worry about our concrete patio being damaged. Thanks for the great product and great service."
Bobby Jarrard, Hiawassee, GA
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New Product!

It turns out that a number of fire pits are a little to big for their feet to sit comfortably on our 24" DeckProtect, but not big enough to justify getting the 30" DeckProtect. So we are pleased to announce a new in-between size.
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The new 27" DeckProtect.

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If you are interested in any of these topics check out our Blog Page

• Aluminum Decking - Pros and Cons
• The Problem with Pressure-Treated Wood
Using a Fire Pit on a Deck
Cooking Over a Fire Pit
Porches and Decks
Build a Saw Jack for Cutting Branches
What is Low-E glass, and Will it Harm Your Deck?
Composite Decking
Hot Dogs and Marshmallows
The Thing About Fire Tables
The Basic Magic of Fires
Christmas Trees and Fire Pits
Fire Pit on a Patio
Testing the Effects of Heat on Composite Decking
Planning a New Deck
Built-in Fire Pit for Your Deck
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