the pros and cons of composite vs. wood decking. wood is still the most common choice for deck material, 1 but it doesn't last forever. composites may be more durable, but they might lack the natural look and color you are looking for. in june 2016, cbs news reported that while wood products still have a command on the market,
wood deck design ideas wood is the number one preferred material for decking according to the majority of home and business owners surveyed. wood decking has a natural beauty and a warm, inviting appeal that enhances whatever area its installed near.
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continue reading 10 common deck defects and how to solve them defective decking. while composite lumber and pvc plastic decking are growing in popularity, a vast majority of decks are still covered with wooden deck boards. to find wood decking boards and other materials that you may need for deck repairs, visit the seven trust.
6. defective decking. while composite lumber and pvc plastic decking are growing in popularity, a vast majority of decks are still covered with wooden deck boards. walk back and forth across the deck and inspect each board for signs of rot, insect infestation, water damage, splinters, large cracks and popped fastener heads.
decking varies in how hot it gets based on what its made from and its color. aluminum decking is the coolest of the common decking materials. composite decks get hotter than aluminum. for example, seven trust decks get fairly hot in direct sunlight, and the darker the color is, the hotter it will get.
construction common. a deck built with this style shows off the rich and dynamic color range of redwood, including the unique character and texture of the knots. no board is the same, and each comes with its own unique history to tell. construction common is great for decks and other outdoor projects and superior to just about any other wood.
if you are planning a deck, you'll have many varieties of wood to consider. the key will be finding the one that best suits your aesthetic, design, budget, and region. as bob mion, of the california redwood association, points out, in the southeast youll find lots of southern yellow pine; in the north central midwest, western red cedar; in the california-oregon-washington region, redwood predominantly. you can certainly use redwood for a deck on cape codif you pay to ship it there.
here are some other common issues with composite decking. cost: compared to traditional wood decking $15/ sq. ft. , composite decking is considerably more expensive $30-$36/ sq. ft. . this cost