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Monday, March 8, 2010

Deck Maintenance / Mould and Mildew

This is one of the most common topics I am asked about. There is a lot of controversy over so called maintenance free decking...... Hopefully I can clear this up. There is no such thing as "maintenance free decking". However, there are materials that require less maintenance than others.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Deck Material Choices

It is simply amazing how many different choices there are today for decking. When I started back in 1986 there were very few choices and options for building a deck. Back then, it was a choice between Pressure Treated lumber and Cedar. Although there were a few different grades of cedar to choose from, the selection was still limited.
Today I find myself with too many products to review and select from. Included in the different types of materials is the original Pressure Treated and Cedar selections then moving forward there are a number of hardwood decking options such as Ipe (Brazilian walnut) , Kayu and Bamboo. After the natural wood material selections for decking there are a vast number of manufactured low maintenance products. Each and every one of these products have pros and cons. Hopefully today I can help you understand a bit more regarding the different deck materials available.