Material Guide

Outdoor Living

Our high-quality products and trusted brands ensure long-lasting enjoyment, no matter the elements.


Outdoor Furniture

Crafted with durability and style in mind, our furniture is built to withstand the elements while providing comfort and functionality. Whether you’re looking for a cozy lounge set, a stylish dining set, or a versatile patio set, our collection offers a wide range of options to suit your needs.

Seaside Casual

Our outdoor collection is a balance of traditional design recreated in modern materials. The coastal communities of the eastern seaboard have molded our aesthetic, while material advancements have allowed us to create a product that can withstand the elements. Our products are designed to endure the corrosive seaside air, a New England winter, or an Arizona heat wave. In short, we handcraft furniture that looks great, is easy to maintain, and can be left outdoors from one season to the next.


Tropitone Furniture Company, Inc. offers a large portfolio of residential outdoor furniture and accessories specifically designed for any poolside, garden, patio, deck, balcony, fireside, or sunroom. Our goal is to provide customers what they want, when they want it the first time, every time. 




Outdoor Grills

Enhance your outdoor living experience with our high-quality grill. Perfect for backyard barbecues, family gatherings, and outdoor parties, this grill is a must-have addition to your outdoor space. With its durable construction and easy-to-use features, you’ll be able to cook up delicious meals for your friends and family in no time.

Louisiana Grills

Founded in 1999 by Dan Thiessen, Louisiana Grills is a leading manufacturer of value-engineered, technologically innovative products, including wood pellet, gas, charcoal, and combination-fueled grills, barbeques, smokers and portable grills. That said, we are more than just a grill manufacturer; we are a full-service barbecue provider. 

Blaze Grills

Blaze grills are built to last. Made with superior materials, these grills are premium products but without the premium price. Blaze grills, backed by a lifetime warranty, are in reality, a grill for life.




Screened Room

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It all began with the original SCREENEZE® System in 2003. SCREENEZE® came to fruition over the frustration with traditional methods. There had to be a better way than staples and spline. That way was SCREENEZE®. It is a no-spline, self-stretching system that allows for large panels and easy repair. The base secures to the post/column and the cap, when pressed on, secures and stretches the screen fabric.

Universal Screens

We manufacture the finest manual & motorized retractable shading solutions on the market, the Arion Shading System and the Universal MotionScreen. We use only the highest grade materials in the construction on each outdoor retractable shade, and back them up with a Limited Lifetime Warranty.




Fire Pits

Perfect for chilly evenings, our firepits will keep you warm and cozy while enjoying the outdoors. Made with high-quality materials, it is durable and built to last. The sleek design will complement any outdoor decor and provide a focal point for your gatherings. Easy to use and maintain, our firepit is a must-have addition to your outdoor space.

The Outdoor Greatroom Company

The best stories are told around a fire. The most comfortable living spaces are centered around one. That’s why The Outdoor GreatRoom Company™ custom designs and manufactures premium outdoor furniture, outdoor kitchen equipment, and outdoor fireplace products for building the perfect outdoor living space.

Woodland Direct

Our founder’s roots in the hearth industry go all the way back to 1978. Since 2004, we’ve been one of the leading online retailers of indoor and outdoor fire products in the industry.




Outdoor Heaters

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Bromic Heaters

Bromic Heating is the only company to design, engineer, and manufacture gas, electric and portable outdoor heating products. But that’s not all! Through continuous investment in our patented Smart-Heat™ technology, Bromic’s engineers have successfully developed radiant heating solutions that offer both superior heating performance and cutting-edge designs – something others simply cannot match.

Infatrech Heaters

Infratech uses the latest in manufacturing technologies to offer you the most efficient infrared systems for the lowest cost in the industry. We provide curing solutions for virtually any coating or composite in use today. From the world’s largest furniture manufacturing lines to curing a paint job in a small spray booth, from heating a backyard patio to a complex mega resort, Infratech can provide the design, engineering, controls and infrared equipment your property or facility requires.



Outdoor Living


Frequently asked questions regarding different types of decking materials .

Composite decking is a man-made material comprised of recycled wood fiber, recycled plastic, bonding agents ( and a few other things like UV inhibitors) that is either capped or encapsulated in pvc. Together, these ingredients form a low-maintenance, durable, versatile and aesthetic decking material that is heavier, stronger and has a longer lifespan than pressure treated lumber alone!

 You will find that the cost of composite decking is offset by its lifespan, warranty, resistance to rot/insects and splintering along with its almost nonexistent maintenance will save you time, energy and money in the long run. Who wouldn’t want to spend more time enjoying their deck than maintaining it?

 Yes, technically but keep in mind professionals that install composite decks regularly have the rules for installation memorized and down to a science, making sure the deck is installed properly and in an expedited time. For example, installers need to account for the expansion and contraction of the deck boards in hot and cold weather, so the spacing needs to be just right. Also, most composite boards are installed with a hidden fastener system rather than screws visible from the top of the deck board, so the installation is more involved than just making sure your screw gun is charged.

 All brands have different offerings, but you are sure to find a color that suits your home and your liking! Most shades that resemble real wood and even shades of grey are available to choose from.

 The type of material you choose for your deck will have a lasting impact on its durability and how easy it is to maintain. Wood being the most cost effective solution, Composite offering low maintenance and color variety, and PVC having the highest durability and longevity.

 A deck’s lifespan is affected by a few things. The materials you use, your maintenance of the deck, the weather in your area, and similar factors can all determine how long a deck is going to last. Ballpark estimates generally say that a well-maintained deck can last a few decades. But if you are not properly maintaining the deck or you have adverse weather in your area, your deck may need repairs sooner rather than later.


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Value Decking Material

Our Basic Decking material is a durable and cost-effective option for your outdoor living space.

Value Plus Decking Material

Our Plus Decking material is a high quality composite option with low maintenance and enhanced durability

Premium Decking Material

Our Premium Decking material is crafted with the utmost precision and quality. Designed to withstand the test of time, it offers unparalleled durability, elegance, and functionality, making it the perfect choice for your outdoor living space.

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Price Ratings

Renewit’s price ratings are intended to provide customers an indication of a material cost in comparison to other materials within a material group. The number of “$” symbols indicates the relative price of materials. However, it’s important to note that materials with 2 dollar signs do not necessarily cost twice as much as those with 1 dollar sign.

Here is a breakdown of price ratings:


The most budget-friendly options suitable for those seeking the least expensive materials. These choices often include basic treated lumber or entry-level composite decking.

Value Plus

Moderately priced materials that strike a balance between affordability and quality. Customers can expect a wider range of options, such as mid-range composite or PVC decking.


Higher-end materials that offer superior quality, durability, and visual appeal. These materials may include premium PVC decking, steel framing, or specialized railing systems.


Top-of-the-line and materials associated with the highest quality, exceptional durability, and most expensive. These materials may include High-end Zuri PVC decking or illuminated frameless glass railings.