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Old 07-01-2006, 02:33 PM   #1
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Composite decking question

Hi all. I just designed a two level deck and I intend on using composite in lieu of PT wood for the decking material (if anyone has a suggestion for a particular manufacturer, feel free to share as I am still researching). The entire structure will be based on pressure treated lumber but when I'm finished, I don't want the PT to be visible, especially the header and outside joists. Can I simply use the flooring material to mask the PT or do these companies offer their composites in alternative shapes, i.e. sheets? Also, with respect to the railings and ballusters, I want these to match the composite as well.

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Some ov the Companies offer trim boards to cover the PT framing...... I don't recall off the top of my head who does.


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I thought most offered a fascia board in 10" or so
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Already replied. See double post.
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You've got lots of choices between manufacturer's and profiles so pick the product that looks best aesthetically and has a proven track record. There are fascia boards available with some manufacturers and they are typically available in 8" and 12" x 12'. You can alos use the decking board if you choose. Go on line to check them out or go to your local lumberyard and grab some literature. Also, ask them for their recommendations as well, they should have some good insight on products.
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From the various horror stories I have heard and read about the only comp. i would even consider using at this point is CorrectDeck. Most of them also make trim boards of various sizes and shapes to cover as you wish. But a lot of planning goes a long way... this stuff is pricey and you can alter your framing and railings based on whats available in the brand you choose.


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