I'm really liking Hissing cobras Mahogany deck. Next year I probably will disassemble my Timbertech composite down to the pressure treated frame and redo it. I'll have to price out different materials options.
I have a 3000 sf deck that faces a wide open section of a lake so it takes a pretty good beating but I have no complaints with it but 2/3 of it is covered. You do need to pressure wash it every couple years at least I do, I would never have a deck built with pressure treated pine, it warps, you get nail pops, and needs to be re-stained/repainted every few years. There are some hardwoods that would be as good or even better than the Trex brand composite decking I have but you will pay out the ass for it and it’s very hard to drive a nail in.I see several brands, are they comparable quality? Thinking how often it will need stained if using regular stuff. Might be worth the splurge. Doing about a 12x12 main section, with about 6x10 wrapping around a corner to a side door.
I had a 5/4 deck for 20 years. Only drawback is maintenance...if you don’t hit it with a wood preservative at least every three years to slow the aging process it has a limited life. I used Penofin, then TWP over the years. Looked great when I sold the home.This is a good post. I need to redo my decking on a dock. It currently has 2x 8's and has been together for 15 yrs plus and the wood is beat. Was looking at Trek but don't want to add joists .. I am considering using 5/4 decking.. Anybody have any drawbacks using 5/4 pt deck wood ?
I have the one that Lowes sells, directdek, and I love it. Expensive, but lasts and no splinters. Worth the money to me.I see several brands, are they comparable quality? Thinking how often it will need stained if using regular stuff. Might be worth the splurge. Doing about a 12x12 main section, with about 6x10 wrapping around a corner to a side door.