We're going to have a deck built this spring, and want a low-maintenance
deck that looks decent. Our local lumberyard and local contractors seem to
recommend Trex or WeatherBest composite decking -- the newer kind that has
the woodgrain design.
Which brand would you recommend -- or is there a different, better brand
you'd recommend? One contractor said to avoid the Trex because mold and
mildrew grows on it (we live in Minnesota) and it needs to be cleaned 2-3x a
year. I'm not sure if he was only talking about Trex's newer wood-grain
decking attracting mold/mildew or all of Trex's decking products.
I'm also concerned about fading because if I wanted the deck to end up
turning a light gray, I might as well use cheaper pressure-treated lumber
for the decking.
Seems like both composite products say they will fade, but because the
inside of the WeatherBest decking is the same darker color as the outside,
I'm guessing it won't fade as much as the Trex, which has a darker outer
coloring and a lighter inside color. Which product will fade less, and are
there any compositie products that don't fade at all?
And because the WeatherBest is the same color throughout, I'm guessing it
doesn't show scratches as much ... is that correct?
Any advice or suggestions as to which composite decking you'd recommend
would be appreciated -- especially from those who have decks made from
either of these two products. Thanks in advance for your help!!
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