Pressure treated wood is an economy material which is ideal for people working within a tight budget but doesn't always hold up as well over time. You can expect to pay between $.75 and $1.25 per linear foot for 5/4x6 ACQ treated decking from a big box store. You should sort through the lumber bins to find the best boards
Jun 6, 2017 The Economic Answer: Pressure-Treated Lumber. Despite all the competition, this ubiquitous green-tinted wood is still the No. 1 decking material sold today. In fact, according to Arch Treatment Technologies, a leading producer of wood preservatives, approximately 75 percent of all new decks are finished
Which is the best decking material for a wood deck—cedar, pressure-treated or composite lumber? Most carpenters figure a lifespan of 15 to 20 years for cedar wood deck boards, but it can deteriorate faster when used for ground-level decks and for If economy and longevity are your bag, go with pressure-treated wood.
Pressure treated (PT) wood is one of the most economical material choices for a deck. It's the most common wood used and can be used for all parts of the deck structure. PT wood comes in various grades, with grade #2 being the most common for the deck surface while higher grades can be used for railings or built-in
Also consider the top cap is the part of the rail that you touch the most when using your deck. A composite top cap is the best “bang for your buck” that you can get when economy is the driving force in your material choice. Disadvantages: The vertical portion of the rail still needs a UV protectant type treatment at regular
Dec 28, 2017 Metrostudy, an expert on residential construction data and a sister company to REMODELING, says favorable economic conditions point to a 4.6% Most of the advances are for wood-plastic composite and all-plastic decking, which trail behind treated-wood decks in popularity but deliver far higher