Originally Posted by fredycruger
trying to figure out if its worth to use cheaper homodepot VERANDA composite boards, or do my deck with PT deck boards
is this 3 sided capped composite any good
trying to do this on cheap
PT is 14$
veranda 16' boards are 26$
azak product is 62$ /16'
trex 36$ /16'
i cant afford the azak so thats out
porch is 350sq/ft framed 16" o.c., 20" off the ground covered by roof
its about 1800$ in veranda stuff
or 700$ for PT
what to do ?
anybody used home depot stuff?
I used the home depot 16' tan stuff for some walkway, and 2 small decks.
Looked great when I sold the house...no issues with it....even with rain/sun and dogs running around on it for 4-5 months....looked good when I showed the house.
Must use 12" O/C framing....its a little on the flexy side.
Once installed, it was solid....even for big folks.
It never twisted or bowed after install.
If the ends are exposed, you will have to paint them.
So I submerged my deck boards into the frame box, and just used some spray paint to get a close color match after they were cut.
I have no long-term information on longevity.
Should be good for at least 8-10 years...maybe longer I would imagine if it's maintained.