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Which deck material is the most cost effective to have installed and to maintain?
My previous house had a very nice deck made from pressure treated lumber. I liked the look, but applying sealant annually was a nasty chore. I was therefore considering having a deck made from Recycled Plastic Lumber but am unsure how it stacks up next to pressure treated lumber for cost, durability, maintenance and appearance. What do you think I should choose this time, and why?
I have had the best luck with the recycled plastic (TREX). It never needs painting, sealing, sanding or any other maintenance. My plastic decks (3) have been in place for about 12 years with no problems. They do tend to be slippery when wet and can get hot (no bare feet). I also used plastic for the railings.
The plastics dont have quite the strength of dimensional lumber and as such they are placed closer (12 inch centers) together. I used 6x6 posts for the "meaty" look, though I did use 6x6 cedar for the third story supports (I have to regularly paint those).
When I had redwood, every two years I had to sand and restain. You are right, a nasty job. It didn't matter what water proofing stain product I used, I had to redo it every two years.
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