Asked on Mar 2, 2018

What deck material would you recommend for a deck in the northeast!

Shore grandmomEmilyJanet
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  • GrandmasHouseDIY
    GrandmasHouseDIY
    on Mar 2, 2018

    Hi Andrea, because it was the most affordable I went with Green Treated Pine decking, I live in northern MN
  • Dawn
    Dawn
    on Mar 2, 2018

    Trex. Never needs painting, any kind of treatment. Looks and feels like wood comes in many colors. A little expensive BUT SO WORTH IT!
    • Dawn
      Dawn
      on Mar 2, 2018

      You're very welcome.. We're in our late 60's and probably heading into GOD'S WAITING ROOM and I certainly didn't want to spend time & $$ every other years working on a stupid deck instead of enjoying the deck. My husband always needs a good nudge to part with a buck too😀
  • Janet
    Janet
    on Mar 2, 2018

    Trex it always,looks great and doesn't fade or rot
  • Shore grandmom
    Shore grandmom
    on Mar 2, 2018

    It really is a matter of choice, everything has good and bad to it. Pressure treated wood needs to be painted or stained every few years. It can last a long time if taken care of, but eventually will require boards to be replaced.
    A composite like a trex will stain if something is spilled on it (wine, etc) or left on it (flower petals that fall off of a plant and left there or anything like that). Trex is much more expensive. The composites also gets really hot to walk on in bare feet.
    I don't know if cement is an option, it depends if it's a deck over something or porch type that you're asking about. Cement lasts a long time, and doesn't require much if any up keep and stays cooler to walk on than trex. You can do a lot with it, leave as is, paint or stain, stamp it, put tiles on it, etc. Flower petals, if left on it, will also stain an unfinished cement but can be cleaned.
    What ever you use, make sure to have footings pour to support your deck. I hope this helps. Good luck with your project.
  • Emily
    Emily
    on Mar 2, 2018

    We had our double porches totally replaced this summer (reusing some of the antique pieces) the decking is pressure treated lumber. On our front porch which is the same design but smaller than this, I suggested that my husband replace the worn boards that are under the columns/posts with the more expensive stuff. At one board the cost is not prohibitive and those are the boards that get the most wear.
  • Shore grandmom
    Shore grandmom
    on Mar 2, 2018

    Good luck with your project.
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