« Less messy renovating! If there is such a thing :) | Main | Asbestos awareness »

Decking choices

One of my favourite places to be is out on the deck, cooking a barbie. There are so many choices when it comes to decking, treated pine, a range of hardwood and now even composite decking.

Also there’s a wide range of fastening systems available.  Galvanised and stainless steel nails and decking screws and quite a few hidden fastening systems. Choosing the right products to use can be quite daunting.

Here are some things to think about. Will it be in the full sun?  Are there overhanging trees that leave stains? Do you live near the ocean?  Even the amount of wear and tear from foot traffic needs to be considered.

Before you make a decision, it’s very important to do a lot of research.  It can be a big expense especially if you get it wrong.

And don’t forget, there’s still the upkeep and maintenance to consider.