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02-08-2017 02:41 PM

I’m replacing my redwood deck boards with a composite material. The substructure of my current deck does not need to be replaced. I’ve researched the different brands and have settled on using either Trex or Timbertech. I’m looking for opinions on either brand and/or staying with natural wood. Thanks,

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#1 posted 02-10-2017 06:41 AM

I replaced the surface of our deck last summer. I went with Timbertech. Very happy so far.

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#2 posted 02-10-2017 06:43 PM

I don’t know if anything has changed with trex in the last 5-7 years, but I know a few folks that had used trex and had pretty bad mold and mildew problems. one even had the decking rotting. I think there were some lawsuits against them,too.

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#3 posted 02-10-2017 07:58 PM

I’ve used Trex. no problems. framing must be 16 in O.C. so check that. Some decks were built 24 in O.C.

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#4 posted 02-10-2017 11:20 PM

What part of the country are you in? I am in TX and my neighbor’s composite deck gets smoking hot in the summer.

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#5 posted 02-11-2017 01:04 AM

A friend of mine put in Trex several years ago and had moisture problems. He told me that they have changed their design since then. I am planning on using Trex myself. Mostly a style choice for me between Trex and Timbertech.

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