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." https://www.thisoldhouse.com/ideas/all-about-fire-pits
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“My thought was that the granite would protect the deck surface from the heat of the fire pit.” Read More
“We had been using a flame-proof fire pit mat, but the radiant heat caused the wood to start smoldering under the mat.” Read More
Outdoor Living Online
As a section on this site, our online magazine offers creative ideas and valuable information that will be of interest to anyone looking to improve their outdoor experience at home. There is a lot of information about composite decking as well as a number of other articles. Click here.
Cover photo by Phil Dickinson
New Articles: Is Composite Decking Slippery? Read more. Will a Breeo be safe to use on a TimberTech deck? Read More
DeckProtect™ has almost unlimited options and choices to cover all fire pits and fire tables. One size does not fit all. Choose from 5 different standard sizes for the Square and 4 different standard sizes for the octagon. Choose the finish color: Aluminum or Black. Need something different: Ask us for a custom size square, rectangle, or octagon. You can even request a special color. Check out our page for custom square and rectangular sizes.
Because of a surprising surge in orders, we are experiencing a backlog in production. IT MAY TAKE 3-4 WEEKS TO FILL YOUR ORDER.
"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
We really want to hear from customers what they think of our product. Therefore we are asking customers after they receive their DeckProtect to visit this unique gift site and Not buy anything but choose something and let us know so we can send it to them as a way of saying thank you for their photos or valuable input. Check out the gift site.
We changed our t-shirt design to make it more universal (It does not have our logo.) and more dynamic. It is available on the purchase page for $19.95, which includes shipping. But you don't need to purchase this item. Get if as our gift when you send us good photos of your DeckProtect in use.