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Old 07-03-2020, 12:28 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Deck Material

As with all my projects, I begin by identifying a relatively minor problem, and then find ways to massively expand the scope of the project such that I either procrastinate beginning, or worse, take a long pause midway through.

In the most recent episode, my friend had lent his pressure washer to me, and I decided to clean the deck while I had it. The stairs leading up to the deck had loose paint that stripped off, and upon further inspection, had a couple rotten treads. No problem, I could easily replace those 2 rotten treads and paint them. The other treads would need paint too since the high traffic had worn it off...

Well, if high traffic causes a constant need for painting and being exposed to the elements causes them to rot, maybe I just needed to replace all the treads with a composite board.

That brings me to this topic. Anyone have recommendations for composite decking material? My dad had built a deck with Veranda composite material about 10 years ago, and it warped, split, and became sun damaged. If I'm going to spring for the expensive stuff, it had better hold up longer than wood.

At some point soon, I need to replace the deck at my rental house. I had bought stain for it, but upon inspection realized it's too far gone to even bother.

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