AZEK Building Products Partners with 
Revolutionary HIDfast Deck Fastening System

SCRANTON, Pa -- AZEK Building Products, manufacturer of AZEK Deck, the #1 brand of stain resistant decking, announces an agreement with the makers of the HIDfast deck hidden fastening system giving them access to the AZEK distribution channel.  As part of the agreement, the incredibly fast HIDfast system will be sold only through the AZEK channel. 

"HIDfast is one more fastening solution that works well with AZEK Deck," said Michael Gori, AZEK's Product Manager for Decking.  "It has re-invented and raised the bar of hidden deck fastening and we think it will benefit contractors with speed and ease of installation."

Manufactured by HIDfast, Inc., the system is the first collated air-driven hidden deck fastener system on the market.  Similar to a hardwood floor installation, it features patented, stainless steel fasteners that are much larger and stronger, with a built-in spacer to help hold an 1/8" gap between boards.

"We've developed a tool that is the perfect partner for AZEK Deck--and represents a smarter way to work for decking contractors," said Glenn Tebo of HIDfast Inc. "With AZEK Deck's numerous consumer advantages and the HIDfast system's convenience and speed, it's a win-win for contractors and their customers."

How It Works:  The HIDfast system installs fasteners through the edge of the decking and down into the joist at an angle. This type of edge fastening is secure and gives customers a smooth, screw-free decking surface that is safer for bare feet and looks more attractive.  HIDfast fasteners are available in 2.5 or 3 inches in length which is perfect for securing an AZEK Deck to most types of framing.  The pneumatic air-gun is loaded with two 25-piece collated fastener strips and, during use, is used to drive the fasteners into the board one at a time. The HIDfast system can fasten 100 square feet of decking in approximately 10 minutes.  For more information, visit http://www.hidfast.com/. 

AZEK Deck is made of cellular PVC so, unlike wood or composites, it is resistant to stains, scratches, and splits common problems with other types of decking materials.  AZEK Deck is available in 11 popular colors and several grain patterns.  All AZEK Deck products are covered by a Limited Lifetime Warranty and are either building code listed or are under confirmation testing for a code report. In addition to the new HIDfast system, AZEK Deck can be installed using traditional deck screws as well as other hidden fasteners on the market.

Fueled by forward thinking, AZEK Building Products remains committed to quality, innovation and branded leadership. AZEK premium, exterior products are available at more than 2,000 delaers in North America. 1-877-ASK-AZEK ( 275-2935) www.azek.com