Trex decking material
#16
  Re: Trex decking material by cme4dk (I am about to remove...)
gets hot in the sun, needs 12" joists for good support, gets moldy if not in the sun....
We have friends that used it from full sun to full shade, one likes it, four others ripped it out.
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#17
  Re: Trex decking material by cme4dk (I am about to remove...)
After 20 yrs as a contractor this is what I know about trex. I've got light grey pvc coated trex at my house and it's hot in the sun...on bare feet. I haven't seen any fading though. Especially not like the old stuff. I've put down a bunch for customers too. No issues. The expansion doesn't bother me as long as you compensate at install. You can put trex on 16" joist spacing just not at 45d angle. As synthetics go trex and azek are top. They've been around and will back up their product. Now I've put down a few decks recently with treated decking. No problems so far. Maybe they've finallly got their chemistry right. If you don't want to seal it every year go trex and where sandals when it's sunny.
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#18
  Re: Trex decking material by cme4dk (I am about to remove...)
I was also told I could use existing 16" joist spacing, but there is noticeable flex no big deal but its there (I'm also 240#)

Had it to do over I would go 12" - or at least install X bracing every few feet.


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#19
  Re: Trex decking material by cme4dk (I am about to remove...)
How slippery is this stuff for the folks in snowy climates? I grill 3-4 times a week year round and don't want to end up on my butt everytime I walk out there.
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#20
  Re: Trex decking material by cme4dk (I am about to remove...)
(Yesterday, 11:06 AM)Bluepine Wrote: How slippery is this stuff for the folks in snowy climates? I grill 3-4 times a week year round and don't want to end up on my butt everytime I walk out there.


I have Trex on my 2 level deck.  I live in the Pacific Northwest.  It rains a lot.  I have never once slipped(soccer slides, shoes, barefoot) on ours in the 4 years I have had it.
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