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Re: Outdoor Deck Material

Posted By: joe
Wednesday, 31 May 2000, at 4:13 p.m.

In Response To: Outdoor Deck Material (Samantha)

Unless I am misunderstanding local vernacular, 'laminated' or 'engineered' products are not normally used in outdoor deck construction.

The typical types of wood construction start with treated yellow pine (pressure treated lumber) and work their way up thru exotic naturally rot resisant woods like cedar, redwood, mahogany, cypress. Treated pine is the most affordable of deck options but is not maintenance free.

There are man made materials such as TREX, deck lumber made from sawdust and plastic resins, solid vinyl decks, and other variations as well. All very costly compared to treated pine.

In terms of price, treated pine is at the lowest end, usually costing about $10 per square foot (or for a 10x12 deck about $1200), solid vinyl can run about $50 per sf or about $6000 for the same 120sf deck. Both prices include labor and material.

The other materials will fall in between.

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