Experiences with thermally modified wood decking?
Hi, all. We are planning to replace our teeny "builder's deck" with a larger, nicer deck but are all over the map in terms of materials. Makes the bidding process a lot more complicated.
I'm not a big fan of the look (or maintenance) of cedar. The contractors here (MN) seem to have limited experience with Ipe, and we're not sure we love the look of it. We were quite excited about one of the colors of the TimberTech XLM, but a recent Consumer Reports states that XLM had significant sagging within a year, so now we're nervous about that.
One of our contractors suggested thermally modified wood. We like the look of it, but it's the first we've heard of it and would love to hear some real-world stories.
Any one looked into this or used it? I'd love your feedback and experiences.
Thanks in advance -