wood deck board vs. composite boards

wood deck board vs. composite boards

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tx pete

Greensboro, NC

#1 Jun 25, 2013
building a deck. what do you think is the best and why? If there is other decking material that you think is better than the two mentioned please let me know.

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Since: Jan 13

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#2 Jun 25, 2013

Since: Dec 12

Greenville, SC

#3 Jun 25, 2013
tx pete wrote:
building a deck. what do you think is the best and why? If there is other decking material that you think is better than the two mentioned please let me know.
I've had both. I wouldn't take anything for my trexx deck! I'm told environmental rules necessitated changing how pressure treated lumber was treated. Older pressure treated decks probably would last longer than the new stuff. Also, young saplings have been harvested far too early & imported from Europe & Canada which further compounds the problem of crappy wood widely available these days. The trexx has held up great unlike wood which requires a lot more maintenance. My theory on trexx was it will look better, feel better to walk on, no messy stains or splinters, it will give more structural support and require less time & money to maintain. It was worth a bigger investment on the front end.

If you can't afford a major overhaul but intend on replacing eventually, you might want to check out a new product called "Deck Restore" at Lowes. Essentially, you are painting the wood & it gives it a fresh new look. I've used the product on concrete ("Concrete Restore") & it did wonders to revive a covered patio. I haven't yet used the "Deck Restore" product but its the same concept as the one I mentioned. Hope this helps!:)
Jason

Walla Walla, WA

#4 Oct 7, 2013
My Parents used to have a nice front (href=" http://www.jayfencing.com//products/category/... )deck on there home in Kitchener). It was made out of redwood, and it lasted for over 20 years, and that was the last time that I saw it.

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