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Decking Question

Discussion in 'Homeowners Corner' started by Capricorn1964, May 6, 2022.

  1. Capricorn1964

    Capricorn1964 Well-Known Member

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    Have a question about Deck flooring and Steps....Currently, I have wood on my deck but it is in need of replacement as the wood is getting splintered and old/grey. Its time to replace it and I am considering using Trex in place of wood as it would mean going maintenance-free and enhance the deck greatly.

    My concern is that I want to closely match the current color of my deck floor and since its flooring and no one can see the color of the flooring from the ground, do I still need to submit an application even if the flooring will be close to the current color? Reason I am asking is because the prices of wood/trex has been skyrocketing recently....and don't want to wait too long to get an answer since prices could keep on going upwards.

    Any advice would be helpful as far as color goes! Can't wait to go maintenance-free.

    Thanks all!
     
  2. JJB

    JJB Active Member

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    One other consideration is the width between the joists. Wood is ususally 16" whereas your Trex may require 12" joists on center. I am not an expert but you may need a building permit to change the joists.
     
  3. Capricorn1964

    Capricorn1964 Well-Known Member

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    I agree with you on the building permit so I am going to do that if the HOA approves the application process as the HOA stated that if anyone is making a change to the decking material (replacing floor), we are REQUIRED to submit an application to do so. I am surprised that some folks don't bother getting an application to change from wood to composite decking thinking its not going to be a big deal and that it will be approved if they submit the application right before they sell their home way down the road.
     
  4. ASB929

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    Since it's a change in materials, yes you need a modification application. The next application deadline is May 25th and meeting is on June 1st.
     

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