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Old 09-14-2007, 02:15 PM   #1
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composite versed plastic deck material

-need to replace a very large deck and railings that are 14 years old, The initial deck was built using treated wood.

Is the composite stuff worth the price as I live in a high mildew area and have heard that this stuff does absorb moisture and looks pretty bad in a relatively short period of time?

Is the other stuff any better as I have heard that expansion is an issue and it becomes very brittle with direct UV exposure?

If you have used either of these products for any length of time, please let me know what you think. Thanks in advance.



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Check out, there is a lot of information over there on the subject.


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Old 09-14-2007, 05:50 PM   #3
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Correct Deck CX is your answer... Goto and request a sample... Let it weather for a couple months along with the other crap out there and you will see that Correct Deck CX is the best.

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They make vynil hanrail systems. They might be a good choice for you.
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Old 09-14-2007, 08:28 PM   #5
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The composite stuff isn't a mold magnet or anything
But for some reason people think it won't get mold/mildew, and are shocked when it does
It will still mold/mildew if it's in a high mold/mildew area
And wood with a quality finish will also....but it might take longer than bare wood or composte

Either one...vinyl too (it'll mold/mildew up also), will need regular anti-m/m maint. in that type of environment
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Old 09-15-2007, 07:14 AM   #6
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what spacing do you have on your joists? If it was previously pt and youve got 18" o.c you may have problems with certain brands


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