Wood is still the king of decking materials, but the widespread acceptance and availability of manufactured "plastic" lumber has continued to grow among DIYers and professional deck builders alike. Which Replaced existing deck with new composite decking. Replaced railing with treated wood railing.
Composite decking, Replacing Worn-out Wood with Low-Maintenance Composites. The deck floor was no longer in the same plane, nails were popping like a pan of Orville Redenbacher, and the cap rail had bowed into the shape of a miniature ski slope. It was time to get out with the old deck boards
If your decking has cracks, looks dirty, or suffers from mildew, it's time to decide whether to refinish or replace it entirely. Signs of an You can save hundreds by replacing the decking yourself. All of the composite, plastic, and aluminum decking we tested kept its original color better than unfinished wood.
Plus its about 18 boards in total, plus adding joists. Second deck gets half day sun, and I know composite gets HOT in the summer, not so great for bare feet for the pool! So, Any pro's or homeowners got any advice for me? Go all composite? Half Composite? All Deck Renew?? All new real wood maybe???
You might have some sympathy for the poor old thing if it was only an eyesore with greying wood, a flaking finish, or a bit of moss. In this example, the homeowners have swapped out the materials of the deck (from wooden to low-maintenance high-performance composite,) added a shot of contrast in the
But maintaining that elevated expanse of lumber is a downright chore, what with all the scrubbing, bleaching, and staining that wood requires—not to mention the occasional replacement of a splintered, warped, or rotten board. When the less demanding plastic-composite decking appeared on the scene in the 1990s,
Whether you are thinking about adding a deck to your yard or wondering how long it will be until you have to replace your current deck, chances are you'd rather be enjoying your yard and not worrying about the deck itself. A bit of planning before building or replacing your deck can go a long way in making
For a cheap fix, we decided to keep the solid balusters and just replace the top rails with treated and stained 2x4s. The decking is already a Seventrust material. We have found that is gets really slippery when wet, so we laid down asphalt shingle for more traction. Have you found that problem with composite