A timber deck should be a long-lasting structure to enjoy for many years, so long as the right materials have been used to construct it and it is maintained effectively during its lifetime. For peace of mind, we would always advise you to choose timber that conforms to the TDCA DeckMark Quality Scheme or decking which..
May 22, 2015 . There are multiple factors that can affect how long you deck lasts. Here's our list of issues to consider: 1)Location - The best location for a deck will have moderate, dappled shade for most of the day. Blazing, continuous sun deteriorates deck boards and any sealer applied to protect them. At the other..
Original review: May 18, 2017. We have a patio. The boards are cracking and peeling. Been doing that for the last 3 or 4 years so I just noticed three or four boards more peeling. It's faded. It's no longer the brown we bought. It looks horrible. I know it's supposed to be a lifetime warranty so what can we do about it
Since we live in the humid south, where dampness and mildew cloy to everything like a second skin, I was interested in finding out if composite decking would have been a better option than the wood deck our previous owner built. I'm pleased to report our wooden deck should continue to stand for years. Open answer?Plastic vs. Composite Decking | HGTV
In hot, sunny areas, plastic decks can get very hot on the soles of the feet and actually radiate heat, making them uncomfortable. Still, for a virtually maintenance-free deck, plastic decking may be the answer. Composite decking material uses a combination of plastic and wood fibers. The newer technologies come in a..
There's building a deck and then there's building a deck that will last for as long as your house does. . Using plastic composite decking (we used ) instead of cedar or treated added substantially to the project cost, but when you figure that 15 years from now you'll be vacationing in Mexico instead of replacing the old..
As such, it is important to ensure that the deck you choose is a viable and long-term investment. The last thing you want to do is spend thousands on ongoing maintenance and repairs because you have made the wrong choice. These days, wooden decks are still popular, but that is mostly because of the aesthetic appeal of..
I had a new floor and top hand rail put up on my deck early fall last year, the other part of the deck is still the original and in good shape but is painted. I want to paint the entire deck to make it match up; however, how long do I need to wait before I can paint. It has been raining the past 2 days but has stopped and isn't..
COMPOSITE DECKING WAS INTRODUCED in the early 1990s with great promise: Despite the fact that it can cost two to three times as much as a wood deck, composite decking was promoted as a . It has really evolved in the last three years, Adam Zambanini, vice president for marketing at , says of the industry
Older decks made from untreated lumber such as Douglas Fur last about 30 years. Pressure treated lumber last 50 years or longer. Redwood all heart grade or Clear Cedar can last longer than 50 years whereas the less costly knotty grades may last only 40. Hardwoods may last longer than 40 years. Man-made materials..
May 8, 2017 . If your deck's frame was built properly, it should last decades. But what about the deck flooring? PT, fir, cedar, mahogany, ipe, and plastic synthetics age differently, and fail differently The Deckman: Frequently Asked Questions
Q. How should I maintain the deck? A. The reason people will pay more for a composite deck is because, other than washing, it needs no maintenance. A wood deck [any wood] will age better if it is properly cleaned & sealed. The normal schedule for this is every 1-2 years. Q. How long does a deck last? A. I have replaced..
How long will your products last? Our mineral filled composite plastic lumber will last forever as evidenced by our warranty which protects against rotting, cracking, splitting and peeling for a minimum of 50 years. Bear Board comes with a 50 year limited warranty. Because we do not incorporate fibrous materials into our..