Many homeowners worry about this, and they should. The heat underneath a fire pit can be a real problem for decks, especially composite decks. Trex, the leading manufacturer of composite decking, recommends DeckProtect as the only safe alternative to custom building the deck around the fire pit, separated by an insulation material.
Safe use of a fire pit on a deck
There is nothing quite like sitting around a campfire with close friends and family ... telling stories, roasting marshmallows or just sharing quiet moments staring into the fire. Now you can enjoy these special times while taking advantage of the comfort and convenience of your deck.
DeckProtect™ resolves any concerns you may have about harming your valuable deck by using a fire pit. Our exclusive thermal barrier made of volcanic rock fiber will block the intense heat generated under a fire pit and keep it from reaching your decking boards. DeckProtect™ is built to last. It is completely weather proof and will provide years of service in all kinds of weather.
DeckProtect™ is a patented product designed specifically for use under a fire pit. No other product has been tested by a leading manufacturer of composite decking and found to be completely effective.
Each DeckProtect features a pad of tiles in two layers of volcanic rock fiber that acts as a thermal barrier. It is seated securely within the walls of the tray. This material, specially engineered to resist heat, will easily block the heat under a fire pit.
A sturdy frame made of heavy gauge aluminum has holes or slots that will allow rain water to drain. Heavy duty rubber feet keep the frame elevated above the deck. This feature allows ventilation and helps to ensure that your deck will not suffer from mildew and staining. No other product has this feature.
“Good morning Tony, I just wanted to follow up with you regarding our recent deck protect purchase.
We absolutely LOVE our deck protect. We've been using it for about a month now, fairly regularly, and couldn't be happier with the product. I was impressed with how light it is, which makes it easy to move and to store during the off season. It looks great on the deck, and because its raised we don't have to worry about the wood rotting underneath after the rain.
I was looking high and low for a product that would allow us to have a fire pit without having to make a permanent landscape feature in our yard- and this is clearly the solution. I would highly recommend the Deck protect product. This is a great quality product that really lives up to its reputation.
Tony, you were so easy to work with to arrange shipping to Canada and we received our order promptly. Thank you!
Feel free to use any part of this review. “
“During a party last year, I learned the hard way that having a strong, protective barrier between a fire pit and Trex decking is not simply a luxury, but a necessity. After burning for several hours, my ethanol fire pit produced enough heat to burn a hole through my outdoor rug and began to burn through several of my deck boards. In the end, after being rescued by the local fire department, I was left with over $1000 worth of damage. Luckily, after some research, I discovered DeckProtect.
Thanks again for all of the help with the new DeckProtect. We had a break in the rain for our launch party and it went off without a hitch. The rug and pad seemed to work well, we didn't have any smoke despite having the fire burn all night. “ Andre Macklin, Atlanta, Georgia
Shown at left (or above on a cell phone) is a beautiful rooftop deck in the heart of Atlanta, where Andre Macklin caters special events. Just visible under his fire table is a custom made DeckProtect. More about this setting.
DeckProtect™ is manufactured at our plant in Allendale, South Carolina, near the Georgia border. We are a small company, and we take pride in making and packing each DeckProtect we send to a customer.