03:09PM | 04/08/03
Member Since: 04/06/03
19 lifetime posts
I just bought my house here on Long Island back in July. The deck is 24' wide x 12' deep - all wood. It is not in that bad of shape but it could use a some help.

The questions that I am facing are as follows:

1. Cheapest Way - Clean and fix-up current deck and replacing bad slats, rails, balisters, etc. (Approximate cost $200-300)

2. Moderate Price - clean up slats, replace bad slats, steps and rails with Fiberon (approximate cost - $700-800)

3. Most Expensive - replace entire deck with Fiberon (approximately $2000 plus my own time or additional money if I hire labor)

Advice, suggestions comments are welcomed and appreciated.

- Ben


05:30AM | 04/09/03
Member Since: 03/13/00
1675 lifetime posts
To me it depends on your budget. If you can readily afford to do the whole job with Fiberon, go for it.
One thing I would not do is to replace PART of the deck with Fiberon and leave part of it wood. That would create problems later when the rest of the wood needs replacement or treatment.
If you re-do only part of the deck, I would do it in the same material as the rest.
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