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Old 09-29-2017, 05:01 AM  
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Default Azek Decks vs Wooden Decks

I am planning to build a deck in my home garden, which type of deck is best in terms of maintenance and repairing?


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Old 09-29-2017, 07:22 AM  
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Depends on the wood. Composite or Azek will be lower maintenance than a pressure treated deck. Redwood or IPE would be lower maintenance than PT.


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Old 09-29-2017, 05:39 PM  
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A composite deck is the way to go. just be aware it will cost about 3 times as much as wooden decking.
It will pay for it's self over time in materials and labor to refinish.
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Composite deck are more resistant to elements than traditional woods. It can retain the look for a couple of years without annual sealing.
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I have both Ipe and Tigerwood on my deck. I need to clean and stain it annually. (Although the Ipe does hold up better.)
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Be careful of date codes on compositie decking. Make CERTAIN you get the same date code lot for ALL of your pieces or reject the order. Here's an example after 1 winter of what happens with the high end trex if you don't get the same date code.

On the bright side Trex did cut a check to replace the boards, however I had to help the guy disassemble his deck and reassemble it to replace the boards as they were side screwed in.


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