Why We Use MoistureShield

Outdoor Living Done Right

Everyone wants to have a perfect outdoor living space: whether you want a cozy night by the fire or a space to entertain friends and family, you want your deck design to meet your desires, needs, and budget. But how do you go about executing your vision for your outdoor sanctuary? Decksouth is here to help! We use MoistureShield technology to build our customers the backyard of their dreams. Our award-winning services and skills ensure that your outdoor living space is as durable as it is gorgeous.

MoistureShield’s Cutting Edge Technology

Decksouth works exclusively with MoistureShield, an industry leader in creating composite decking material. MoistureShield utilizes their cutting-edge Solid Core technology to ensure that their composite wood decking is sturdy, moisture resistant, and free of rotting or warping. Here are some MoistureShield decking innovations that we often use in our projects.

  1. CoolDeck® Technology: All composite decking provided by MoistureShield utilizes CoolDeck Technology, which serves to keep your deck board cool to the touch by reducing up to 35% of heat absorption - even under the hot Georgia sun!
  2. DiamondDefense™ Coating: MoistureShield’s deck boards are coated in their trademark DiamondDefense liquid polymer solution, to create strong, damage-resistant wood composite boards.
  3. TruTexture™ Surface: MoistureShield wants to provide the look and feel of an authentic wood grain finish, without risking wood’s capacity for damage. Their trademark TruTexture Coating gives your deck that realistic wood grain texture, with added scratch resistance. This allows you to spend less time and money on maintenance costs, and more time spent relaxing in your new backyard oasis. 

MoistureShield has pioneered these innovative methods that have enabled Decksouth to create beautiful, hardwearing, and comfortable outdoor living spaces for our clients.

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MoistureShield Decking in Action

In a recent project, we built a two-story porch that included a beautiful spiral staircase, a fireplace for the chilly Georgia nights, and 16ft sliding doors. For this design, we chose a MoistureShield Vision decking in a smokey gray color. The Vision collection is their strongest wood composite board, protected by a DiamondDefense™ Coating that resists scratches, stains, and damage on impact. We wanted this design to not only look amazing but last forever, and we knew MoistureShield was the way to go. 

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Decksouth’s Team of Experts

Decksouth’s dedicated and talented team of experts provides the best outdoor living construction services in the southern U.S. We've designed and constructed over 2,000 backyards since our founding in 1998, and gained a reputation as a field leader in the deck-building industry. For over 20 years, we've specialized in creating a variety of outdoor living spaces, like decks, spas, saunas, porches, patios, pools, and kitchens. We are committed to helping our clients create the outdoor living space of their dreams. 

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Build with the Best

If you are looking to make your dream outdoor living space a reality, Decksouth is here to help. We're an award-winning outdoor living space designer and builder with a high reputation for high-quality materials and customer service.

Have an idea for your project? Contact us today and our dedicated team will help you bring your dream outdoor living space to life. 

Making Atlanta Outdoor Living Worthwhile

Bulldogs and Falcons games, Fourth of July and Labor Day holidays, birthdays and family reunions deserve a magnificent setting. Quality family time and business entertainment both need the proper foundation to carry it off. It isn’t just in stone or brick flooring, a fireplace or a fire pit, luxurious furniture and steaks grilling. It’s in the breeze in the trees, the sound of birds singing and kids playing along with the fountain chuckling. Added together, all these make Atlanta outdoor living worthwhile.

Still Rare

No, not the steaks, the outdoor room. When cable TV shows began showing the world what an outdoor room could do, it seemed that everywhere we turned, everyone was talking about it, writing about it and collecting pictures of it. What no one talked quite so much about was the fact that outdoor living, while adding value to a home, is expensive. Only an estimated 55 percent of homeowners could afford to build an outdoor room in 2013.

Lifestyle Changes

Now that you’ve decided to have an outdoor room added to your home, take a good look at your property. What are its strengths? Is it mildly or steeply graded, short but wide or long and slim? Is there a focal point in the yard? Do you want the outdoor room materials to match your home or to be a contrast to it? Decksouth will make your dream into a reality, but you’ll need to know if the property will make it worthwhile.

Healthy Living

Medical science is finding that the out of doors is a healthy place to be. Stress disappears, fresh air and sunshine are good for the body and communing with nature is good for the soul. Additionally, it is a fact that people who get outdoors for at least part of the day live longer. When the outdoor living space perfectly matches or complements your home, you’ll live longer just enjoying it!


Well, a party would be nice, but we were thinking more of the stars. Listening as ducks and geese chatter on their way to warmer climes, watching moths as they dance around the lights illuminating your outdoor room and teaching the kids about the heavens definitely make outdoor living worthwhile.

Lighting the Way

Of course you’ll want everyone to be properly awestruck and admiring of your wonderful new addition. Tiki torches are nice. An electric light on a decorative pole is okay. However, to properly showcase your new room, you’ll need LED lights in strategic spots. They are pure light, put off no heat at all and last almost forever. They can be put into all sorts of decorative fixtures, so get creative! They’re a tad expensive, but since they last almost five years, they’ll pay for themselves soon enough.

One thing those cable TV shows did for families is get them back together. Outdoor living has brought more kids back home from the mall for a great family evening than ever before. More parents are staying home, although they are still networking even outdoors, than staying at work late. And that, ladies and gents, is what makes living outdoors in Atlanta worthwhile. Please contact us with your ideas for your outdoor room.