Azek Decks vs Wooden Decks

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  1. Sep 29, 2017 #1

    samsfloor

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    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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    Sparky617

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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.
     
  3. Sep 30, 2017 #3

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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.
     
  4. Oct 4, 2017 #4

    ScottTDR

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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.
     
  5. Oct 4, 2017 #5

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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.)
     
  6. Oct 10, 2017 #6

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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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  7. Dec 15, 2017 #7

    faust

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    I like that finish!
     

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