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Cedar Cedar Decking - Consumer ReportsFind out more about the Cedar Cedar decking, including ratings, performance, and pricing from consumer reports.

Rhino Deck Rhino Deck Decking - Consumer ReportsWe wanted our outdoor area to be as low maintenance as possible, so we built a large deck rather than putting in a lawn. We also used Rhino decking since it was advertised as no/low maintenance. What a joke. It was constructed with spaces between the boards. Soon they swelled and the gaps disappeared. We live in western Oregon where there is a lot of moisture. The mildew is very thick and when it's wet it becomes slippery and dangerous. It's even worse when it freezes.

Which Composite decking is the best? | Deck Masters, llc - Portland ...First were the shortages in material availability, then we realized their L.E.D. deck lights are cheap Chinese crap (we refuse to install them now and still get call backs

LockDry Aluminum Decking Decking - Consumer ReportsWe wished we'd used this and are writing this review to warn anyone considering one of the competitors, Knotwood Aluminium (Aluminum)which IS NOT suitable at all for decking. It might be fine for siding or privacy partitions but you will regret putting in as a flooring surface. It scratches very easily and can not be repaired or touched-up. Scratching easily means it scratches when walking in shoes other than sneakers or if your sneaker has grit in it, sweeping, moving furniture or pets.

Iron Woods IPE Decking Decking - Consumer ReportsBoards are so flat and stable still that I had it done in two hours. Rolled with Penofin sierra oil then wiped off excess after 30 min. and looks like new boat teak. Amazing. These boards can easily out live the sub deck, so take special precautions below. I drilled screwed and plugged each board using a hand held jig and cut plugs out of scrap. If using exposed screws use stainless or tannins will show black stains. Properly installed will give you a very long term use and if you like a silver ...

Ecolife Stabilized Weather Resistant Wood Decking - Consumer ...Find out more about the Ecolife Stabilized Weather Resistant Wood decking, including ratings, performance, and pricing from consumer reports. ... In our lab tests, decking material models like the Stabilized Weather Resistant Wood are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below. Resistance to slipping: Resistance to slipping is ... Cons. 1More Money. Best Uses: 1deck Flooring. How long have you owned it: 2More than six months: 1A month or less. Was this a gift? 1No ...

Composite Decking | Decking Reviews - Consumer Reports News5 Feb 2014 ... Composite decking materials offer the look of wood without the need to stain. and as the material evolves, it continues to take on new colors and textures, as evidenced by several new products launched this week by and Fiberon. Planning a new deck, patio, or other outdoor space? You may want to give these attractive wood alternatives a look.

How to Inspect Your Deck | Deck Safety - Consumer Reports7 Jul 2015 ... The top and the supports of such structures need a good look. The ledger board, the deck's connection to the house, is a common point of failure. Walk the deck to check for soft spots, particularly in areas that tend to stay damp. One way to check the floorboards: Try to penetrate the wood with an ice pick or screwdriver; if it goes in ¼ inch or more, you might have a decay problem. and check all joists (to which the deck boards are attached), support posts, railings, and ...

Find a Wood Stain That Lasts - Consumer Reports27 Jun 2017 ... Staining your deck or fence is typically a do-it-yourself job that isn't that hard and should keep your wood looking good for years. and if you're planning to stain siding or shingles, you'll want a stain that's long lasting so that you're not back on the ladder any time soon. consumer reports tested 35 solid, semi-transparent, and clear wood stains to find which ones last the longest. The worst stains look ratty in less than a year. The best remain close to their original color ...

Benjamin Moore Arborcoat Solid Deck & Siding / - Consumer ReportsFind out more about the Benjamin Moore Arborcoat Solid deck & Siding wood stain, including ratings, performance, and pricing from consumer reports. ... The wood was fairly old and many boards were cracked. ... I wanted deck enamel. The sales clerk at he paint store sold this awful stain to my husband who bought it unawre that it was stain and not paint. I tried it as a primer for my pressure treated deck. It could not stand up through the winter or even for a month of walking on it.

5 Expert Tips for Staining a Deck - Consumer Reports6 Jun 2017 ... Sweep the deck and use a putty knife to clean between the boards. Clean the wood by applying a deck cleaner. Or use a pressure washer, but if you do, the wood will need two to three days to dry. For a deck built before 2004 that's flaking, we suggest hiring a pro equipped to safely remove the finish, dust, and debris. That's because before 2004, most decks were made of lumber pressure-treated with chromated copper arsenate (CCA) to fight rot and insects. Sanding ...

ACQ Southern Yellow Pine Decking - Consumer ReportsThis is decking made of Southern Yellow Pine(SYP) lumber and chemically impregnated with ACQ, a copper based wood preservative. The copper is highly toxic to marine organisms, and leaches readily, so it should Never be used for docks, bulkheads or anything anywhere near marine environments. Any doubt about this check with the USDA Forest Products Laboratory (www.FPL.FS.FED.US) the 100 year old source of everything we know about wood. Without the chemical ...

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