Decking System is made from renewable agricultural fiber.

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DuraLife(TM) Natural Grain Collection is manufactured from high-density polyethelene (HDPE)/rice hull formulation, has appearance of real wood, and does not splinter, warp, crack, or rot. Deck boards are reversible and feature natural, deep wood grain emboss on one side and combed emboss on opposite side. Product installs using traditional face fastening method or with Sabre(TM) Clip hidden fastener system. It also does not require annual sanding or staining.

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GAF Decking Systems Launches New Decking Line

Wayne, NJ - GAF Decking Systems, a subsidiary of Building Materials Corporation of America ("BMCA"), announces the launch of DuraLife(TM) Natural Grain Collection, a new decking line made from a proprietary high density polyethelene (HDPE)/rice hull formulation. This new product line will add to GAF's current decking brands, including CorrectDeck CX® Decking and DuraLife RailWays® Railing Collection, and further enhance GAF's position as one of North America's largest building materials companies.

The DuraLife(TM) Natural Grain Collection looks and installs like real wood, but will not splinter, warp, crack, or rot. The deck boards are also reversible with a natural, deep wood grain emboss on one side and a contemporary "combed" emboss on the opposite side. DuraLife(TM) decking offers long-lasting beauty and needs no annual sanding or staining which means less hassles for property owners. DuraLife(TM) boards can be installed using a traditional face fastening method (without the need to pre-drill) or with GAF's proprietary Sabre(TM) Clip hidden fastener system.

Unlike ordinary composite decking, Duralife's special rice hull formulation helps eliminate exposed wood fibers that can typically lead to mold and mildew problems. DuraLife(TM) is also eco-friendly as rice hulls are an abundant and renewable agricultural fiber.

The DuraLife(TM) Natural Grain Collection product is being positioned as a mid-range decking option, to complement GAF's premium CorrectDeck CX® decking brand. When combined with DuraLife(TM) RailWays® Railing Collection, the DuraLife(TM) system provides one of the safest and most durable decking and railing product combinations available in the industry today, with up to an R1 Residential rating*. These products are also backed by GAF's unique ltd. product warranty, which, unlike competitive warranties, includes both product and installation labor coverage against manufacturing defects.

For more information, visit or contact your GAF Decking Systems sales representative.

*RailWays railing meets the R1, R2 rating when installed with the RailWays enhanced post mount. Must be installed to code approved structure.

About GAF Decking Systems:

CorrectDeck CX® and related products are now a part of the GAF Decking Systems family, a part of Building Materials Corporation of America which is one of the largest building material manufacturers in North America. The CorrectDeck® product family was introduced in 1999 by two extrusion industry veterans with the goal of manufacturing technically superior, durable and sustainable composite building products for outdoor living including CorrectDeck CX® Premium Decking, CorrectPorch® Durable, Sustainable Porch Flooring, and CorrectDock All-Weather Dock Planks. In addition to producing a superior product, CorrectDeck® has also been recognized for its environmentally friendly manufacturing processes including a two-time winner of the Governor's Waste Reduction Award.

GAF Decking Systems was the first manufacturer of polypropylene-based composite decking products and continue to lead the industry with technical innovation in areas of design, formulation, and automation. For more information, please visit our website at

About GAF Materials Corporation:

GAF Materials Corporation has grown to become the largest roofing and ventilation manufacturer in North America, with sales of nearly $3 billion annually. Its success is driven by a commitment to provide property owners and specifiers with their best and safest choice in roofing, and by helping supportive contractors and distributors to build their businesses and avoid hassles. Its products include a comprehensive portfolio of steep-slope roofing systems (marketed under the GAF-Elk brand), and low-slope roofing systems (marketed under the GAF brand), and various other specialty building products including decking. These products are supported by an extensive national network of factory-certified contractors. The Company also supports the industry through CARE, the Center for the Advancement of Roofing Excellence. CARE's mission is to help professional contractors and distributors to build their businesses through sales and management education, and to provide product and installation training to contractors, distributors, architects, property owners, and related industry personnel. Since its inception, CARE has provided education to over 100,000 professionals.

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