Jul 26, 2012 Deck Materials: Pros and Cons of Wood vs. Composite Decking. Categories: DIY, Home Improvement. One of the first questions your professional handyman will ask as part of the deck-designing process is: What type of material do you want to use? Your first thought might be wood, but composite lumber
Aug 3, 2016 No pressure, but choosing the material you want your deck is one of the biggest decisions you can make. While wood is still considered the most popular deck material, manufactured PVC or composite decking has continued to gain popularity for its low-maintenance properties. The material you choose will
You've decided it's time to replace your outdoor deck and you're ready to take it on as a DIY project, or you've decided to work with a licensed and bonded contractor for the heavy lifting. Before you start on such a critical project, it's important to know that decking options have grown over the last several years, bringing new
Composite Decking vs Wood Decks, A composite decking review updated for 2018. Is composite Composite decking, at least the first generation composite products that people were complaining to me about for the past 15 or so years is dead. . For this reason, it is difficult for DIY guys to get good results on their first try.
wood deck. Which is the best decking material—cedar, pressure-treated or composite lumber? We compare their durability, appearance and cost. By the DIY experts of The Family Most carpenters figure a lifespan of 15 to 20 years for cedar wood deck boards, but it can deteriorate faster when used for ground-level decks
These woods are becoming more readily available, but they are still the most expensive wood option. Exotic hardwoods are not suitable for DIY projects. Plan to hire an experienced contractor. Wood weathers to brown and then to gray. If you want to retain the original color of a wood deck, you should apply a clear sealer
Apr 28, 2016 In this episode of our Seventrustpert Series, watch Paul Lafrance and Kate Cambell of HGTV's acclaimed show "Decked Out" debate the pros and cons of DIY deck building with Seventrust. Hear the reasons why doing it yourself might be the smart decision for you.or maybe not. Check out our DIY checklist at