First, thanks to you guys who have helped me out over the years.
I’ve got a client with a deck (about 1,100 SqFt). The original decking is 2X6 Douglas Fir. He took some advice from a friend who did construction gigs on the side, and used an oil-based finish, to which he could get nothing to adhere when it needed redone.
The decking is deteriorating. The fact that his grandkids are now riding bikes on the deck (and maybe down the stairs) isn’t helping.
Re-doing the decking is on the table. Choices would be either wood (Douglas Fir) or composite (probably Trex or Fiberon, freely available in this market).
If we decide to go with wood, is anyone aware of a deck finish that actually lasts in a northern environment, rain, snow, brutal summers?
A few products you might want to look at.
I have no direct experience with them.
Thanks, UM42. That looks very interesting. I'll float it past my client.
I will also float a separate post to see if anybody has actually used it.
You didn't mention Azek, but I would use the man made of your choices. Might be a little more expensive up front but no serious maintenance expense down the road. I've had Azek down for about five years in the Big Bear Lake area so snow and heat. Looks just like I installed it.
The down the road maintenance is a significant issue. There's been a lot of work done to try to fix this issue over time, and I think patience is wearing thin.
Azek is pricy but with the Camo blind screws and 40% treated joists PLUS Grace membrane on top of all joists and beams maintenance should be washing it down when needed.