Composite Deck

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  1. Sheldon Scott

    Sheldon Scott Very Well-Known Member
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    Has anyone used composite deck boards? I know they are expensive but I'm wondering if it might be worthwhile in terms of ease of maintenance and added value to the house.
     
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    I have helped friends put in decks, 3 wood and one plastic.

    Where you live might be a factor, as some darker plastic and composite decks can get pretty hot
    in the summer here in the south.

    I like pressure treated decks due to cost, matching the railings, and I have less fear of miss cuts and damage.

    Done right, both can add to the value of a house.
    Both composite or wood are good choices, cost being the main factor for me.

    As with any deck, the foundation you put down is critical.
    A good base lets you tie everything in nice and level.

    Lots of info out there on how to select and plan a deck.
    Good Luck.
     
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    In direct Sun, they can get very hot, on the bare feet.
     
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    We are going with the composite. I don't know the cost yet. We picked a dark gray with black aluminum rails. Our deck has lots of shade so I don't think the dark color will be a problem.
    I like that the boards will be held by clips between the boards rather than screws through the boards.
    Thanks for all the input.
     
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