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.
Because of a surprising surge in orders, we are experiencing a backlog in production. IT MAY TAKE 2 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 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.
We have been offering a "Light my Fire" T-shirt as a way of saying thank you to any customer who sends us a photo of their DeckProtect in use. Now we have alternative way of thanking customers who send a photo: a $45 credit on a web site that offers giclee reproductions of wonderful 18th and 19th Century American lithographs. What does a lithograph have to do with outdoor living? Nothing. We just think they're cool. Check it out at http://www.GreatAmericanPosters.com $45 is more than enough credit to receive three 12x18 giclee prints.
Corona Virus Update We are carefully following CDC recommendations to keep our employees safe and our facility free of the virus. The materials that go into the manufacture of DeckProtect have been in our inventory for 14 days or longer. Packaging materials are sanitized before shipping.
We do recommend certain precautions when receiving packages from any vendor. Cardboard outer packaging could have been compromised somewhere along the shipping route. — Let the carrier leave the package outside. — Since cardboard can house the Corona virus for as long as a week, consider wearing gloves and unpacking outside. — Wash your hands or use sanitizer after the bringing the product inside.