Late last summer my wife and I began contemplating redoing our deck. The existing deck had 2×6 pressure treated lumber for decking boards and the solid stain was peeling off all the time. Every time we walked into the house from the deck we were bringing in bits and pieces of deck stain. Also, some of the decking boards
However some manufacturers will sell composites made entirely of plastic or plastic wrapped around wood. They can cost anywhere between $3,900 and $4,500 for a 12-by-18 deck, though you can get individual deck boards for $20 to $50 per square foot. Composite decks may cost less
Choosing Composite Decking. We chose our composite decking because of the color selection and the nifty hidden fastener system that hides all the screws between the deck boards (Photo 8). It was easy to install and came in lengths long enough to span the whole deck—no butt joints. However, when you select a
Sanding Wood still out sells composite deck boards at this time, but that might be due to the higher costs of composite deck material. I recently moved into a 10 year old home that has three very large decks. Two are wood and one is stone and from my experience, they all need some sort of maintenance.
As a result, a wood deck will need to have its decking boards replaced at some point. Making the change from wood to capped polymer or capped wood composite makes sense because as long as you have wood boards on your deck, you will constantly have to be on the lookout for rot, water damage,
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This is probably the same for wood or Seventrust. Although there could be some cost savings with wood. decking is not quite the same structurally as redwood deck boards. I would guess structurally that 12 inch joist spacing with Seventrust is equivalent to 16 inch joist spacing with redwood, or 16” spacing with Seventrust
Resurfacing your deck with is easy to do, and the results are easy to love. If the boards on your existing deck are looking a bit worn - and the foundation and deck framing system are sound - you can simply replace the walking surfaces and deck railings with decking and railing. It's an ideal way to save time and
Has your deck seen better days? You probably don't have to rebuild the whole thing. Whether you have one bad deck board to replace or many, the process is the same. We'll show you how on an old, weathered deck, because you can save hundreds of dollars in lumber by splicing in boards instead of replacing the entire
In this how to video Extreme How-To Editor-in-Chief, Matt Weber, replaces old wood with new composite materials. Composite decking is a great way to repair worn out and weathered parts of any deck. Learn to do it yourself and you can lot of money repairing your home.
Learn how to repair your deck by replacing damaged deck boards. In many cases the life of a deck frame will outlast the life of the decking because the floor is exposed to the direct effects of the sun and weather. Stair stringers should be 16" on center for wood decking and 12" on center for most composite decking.
Thinking of replacing your wood deck with rot-resistant composite decking material? PL installed at 60 degrees Fahrenheit could expand by as much as ? inch on each end of the board, so you'll need a 1 4-inch gap between the ends of two boards. Some are engineered to work on 12-inch centers.
If your deck is looking a little weathered and you're considering replacing the boards, you might want to try this simple trick to see if you can squeeze a Three years ago we had a remodel which included the reconfiguring of some of the deck, and you can't tell which boards are new and which are old.
Replacing individual boards on a wood deck with capped wood composite decking depends on a few factors. First, you will want to make sure your substructure is sound and code-compliant. You will also want to verify your current joist spacing is applicable to the composite board that best fits
Deck boards can sustain a great deal of wear and tear over time, and many homeowners ultimately face the choice of exploring new and replacement options for their decking surfaces. There are a few things to keep in mind if you're looking to replace or repair existing deck boards, or install new deck boards.
I also had some difficulty positioning the tops of a few joists flush with the existing deck boards, and I needed to make sure the replacement boards would be going down on framing that's all in the same plane. My solution was to use a T-Jak, which is a type of cabinet jack (or drywall tool … or decking tool,
Extreme How To - Deck Rebuild replacing old wood planks with new composite decking onto existing structure. Keeping cost Pure genius: The interlocking edges of these composite deck boards form drainage channels that funnel water to the ends, leaving that formerly unusable space underneath dry. Available in
Let's also not forget all those painful splinters. Oh, wood deck, how I loathed you some days. If lots of maintenance and splinters don't sound like your cup of tea, what other options do you have? My parents have talked for years about replacing their wood deck with a composite deck. Many of you out there
Forum discussion: So I have a deck off the back of my house, and then a second deck was added from the first to bring it out the meet an above ground swimming pool. First deck is about 30 years old, some of the boards are too close together, its been stained and pain.