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Deck materials

Discussion in 'Homeowners Corner' started by hberg, May 28, 2003.

  1. hberg

    hberg give me some of your tots

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    We are getting ready to move into our southern walk home, and did not buy the builder's deck. We want to build our own. Does anyone have a suggestion on who to use? Also we want to find out if the deck has to be wood. There is this newer material out that lasts alot longer then wood and is pretty much maintenance free. I do not know the name of it, but I can say the way I interpretted the rules, was the deck had to match the house as far as color coding goes. Anyone know anything more about this?

    Thanks!
  2. teak

    teak New Member

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    Check with HOA, there located in the nature center. But I'm sure you can use any material as long as it meets county code. Color may be restricted. I know of a family that has a deck made out of Trex and regular pressure wood in your area. I'm getting ready to build a deck soon made with Trex decking and the rest in pressure treated wood. I always suggest getting a deck built by someone other than the home builder if you can. For the same money you get more and a better built deck. But this means out of pocket expense vs paying monthly in a mortgage.

    -Teak
  3. shamrox

    shamrox New Member

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    I built my deck out of PT for substructure and the decking out of a product called Epoch wood. It is a synthetic much like Trex, but a step above in that it has an embedded wood grain to give it a much more realistic look to it. It's fairly expensive, but basically zero maintenance though. Comes in a bevy of colors.
    It's been in place for over a year and I am still happy with it. Here's a link http://www.epochwood.com/default.htm

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