02:49PM | 06/17/05
Member Since: 06/16/05
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We live in Florida and are wondering what kind of material to use for our outside lanai (deck) ceiling. It is very humid here, plus we draw in a lot of additional humidity from the outside pool that is next to the lanai. The lanai is enclosed, very little air circulation.

Every year we end up painting it. We've seen what looks like bead board on ceilings of some coastal homes in FL and GA. We don't know what the material is though. The standard bead board we find at ***** and ********** is not for outdoor use.

We're also wondering what's the best material to use for the 3 posts that support the roof of the lanai. We've found cedar and pine but don't know which would be best.

Thanks for any ideas.



09:30PM | 04/28/16
one great idea is to use Cedar or Pressure Treated lumber, if you have a router to round the edges, and use a thickness of 3/4 boards. I would also put a couple of fans in,(ceiling Fans).



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