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Horizontal deck surfaces take a beating. Wet-dry cycles freeze-thaw cycles open up widening cracks, and ultraviolet radiation breaks down the wood surface. The more exposure to sun and water a deck experiences, the quicker it will deteriorate. In addition, foot traffic makes it hard to maintain protective finishes.
In choosing a wood decking material, look beyond its original condition to its appearance and maintenance needs down the road. Whatever material you choose, use the best grade you can afford. With wood decking, select tight, straight grain, few if any knots, and low moisture content read more
COMPOSITE & PLASTIC DECKING
Almost half of new decks now use synthetic and composite decking and the number continues to grow each year. The driving force is the promise of a wood-like appearance with minimal maintenance. How well each product lives up to this promise varies read more