consumer reports on decking material

7 Products on Deep Discount in June - Consumer Reports1 Jun 2017 ... Use our ratings to help you determine which materialvinyl, plastic, fiber cement, or woodbest suits your taste and budget. decking: When pricing the materials, be sure to figure in the cost of railings, stairs, and structure support as well as the planks underfoot. If you're hiring a pro, note that the cost of laboreither to build a new deck or to replace worn planking on an existing structurecan easily exceed the cost of the materials. Our decking buying guide can help ...

How to Inspect Your Deck | Deck Safety - Consumer Reports7 Jul 2015 ... Outdoor furniture should be sturdy and away from the edge of the deck, and any storage boxessuch as for lighter fluid, cleaners and other hazardous materialsshould have childproof latches. Note that town or other municipal codes might be more stringentor even more laxthan the above recommendations. NADRA recommends an annual inspection by a deck builder or home inspector. And if you're in the market for a new deck, see our buying guide.

Which Composite decking is the best? | Deck Masters, llc - Portland ...First were the shortages in material availability, then we realized their L.E.D. deck lights are cheap Chinese crap (we refuse to install them now and still get call backs regularly to replace the ones we installed on past projects from years past), then came the quality issues .... one other thing to note is that consumer reports came out with a review of the XLM series in 2010 and said it was slippery when wet, so while I have not noticed it to be a problem myself, I want to note that report.

Composite Decking: Does It Really Stack Up? | Deck Talk10 Aug 2014 ... The cost of composite decking materials falls in the middle. The upfront cost may seem a bit pricey, but the long-term expenses are relatively low. Composite decking has a very long life span with very little maintenance needed. consumer reports also estimated that the cost for maintaining a wood deck over a 10 year period could cost in upwards of $5000, while the cost for maintaining a composite deck is estimated at less than $50 per year. The cost of composite ...

Top 72 Reviews and Complaints about Composite Decking21 Dec 2017 ... 72 Comp

Benjamin Moore Arborcoat Solid Deck & Siding / - Consumer ReportsBenjamin moore arborcoat stain. Used on new custom designed rough cut cedar fence in Denver. Prep is critical as per BM guidelines... Use their prep cleaner. Make sure materials are dry when applying as per BM requirements. Used Benjamin Moore Arborcoat translucent stain, applied with airless sprayer and brushed stain into wood... Read complete review ...

Cedar Cedar Decking - Consumer ReportsThe Cedar Cedar is part of the decking test program at consumer reports. In our lab tests, decking material models like the Cedar are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below. Resistance to slipping: Resistance to slipping is amount of friction for leather and neoprene under wet and dry conditions. Resistance to flexing: Resistance to flexing is resistance to bending under load. Resistance to sagging: Resistance to sagging is resistance to permanent bending from gravity ...

ACQ Southern Yellow Pine Decking - Consumer ReportsThe ACQ Southern Yellow Pine is part of the decking test program at consumer reports. In our lab tests, decking material models like the Southern Yellow Pine are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below. Resistance to slipping: Resistance to slipping is amount of friction for leather and neoprene under wet and dry conditions. Resistance to flexing: Resistance to flexing is resistance to bending under load. Resistance to sagging: Resistance to sagging is resistance to ...