The market for composite decking, docking and fencing, is growing at 15-20%* annually. In 1997 composites decks were 1%* of the market or a $30 million dollar* per year business. In 2008 composites increased their share to 15%*. In 2011, composites represented 45%* of the 1.1 billion dollar non-wood decking market.
Composite Deck Market Share – 2008
In 2008 composites decking held 15% of the market
Composite Deck Market Share – 2011
By the end of 2011, composites represented 45% of the market.
Consumers are choosing composites because they generally require less maintenance than wood. Most do not require expensive, time consuming, painting, staining or sealing. Most will not splinter, twist, check or crack and generally last longer than neglected wood materials. They generally have 10, 15, 20, 25 or limited lifetime warranties. For these, and many more reasons, consumers are turning to composites to replace existing or build new decks, docks and fences.
Most composite owners are upper middle class with a disposable income. Most are eco-conscious, educated, and purchased their composite, in part, due to their environmentally responsible reputation. Most are aware of risks associated with using sodium hypochlorite, to clean mold & mildew stains, such as chlorine bleach and/or multiple other cleaning chemicals to clean other specific stains. Most prefer not to not use multiple expensive chemicals whenever possible, especially if a single competitvely priced alternative is available.
Corte*Clean® was developed after all other brand name deck cleaners (most were designed to clean wood and re-labeled “Composite Deck Cleaner”) and other chemicals did not satisfactorily resolve customer claims for a major composite manufacturer. Corte*Clean® was then developed with the help of a composite manufacturer and reputable chemical engineers with over 60+ years of combined experience to resolve customer claims related to all common spotting issues like those caused by mold & mildew stains, grease, oil, rust, tannin, BBQ & more. The person cleaning the composite will not need to purchase and use multiple products for specific staining issues.
Most composite manufacturers generally recommend routine cleaning at least twice (2x) per year, Spring and Fall. Corte*Clean® was/is designed to be the best cleaner for routinely cleaning composites and keeping them clean. It cleans common stains without excessive cost and effort.
Corte*Clean® is recommended by leading composite manufacturers. Corte*Clean® has a 12 month shelf life when stored in a cool, dry, environment, out of direct sunlight. For lucrative referral business think Corte*Clean®.
As of 1/1/2012, Corte LLC has chosen to no longer sell Corte*Clean® through distributors. Retailers whom wish to continue to sell Corte*Clean® can order it directly from Corte LLC. We thank all our new & loyal retailer partners.