big question...ipe or trex..cost vs. looks
I am about to plan a 900 square foot deck. it will get full sun and sit about 8-10 feet away adajacent to a swimming pool. I love the idea of an IPE deck but from everyone i spoke with , it will cost about twice as much. in fact one contracter qupoted me 60$ a square foot!...thats 36,000.00 bux just for the IPE. that doesnt include foundation, railing, substructure.etc. a Trex deck would cost ..all said and done about the same price 36,000.00. This is in So. califorina, south bay palos verdes area. a rip bucause I am in california or does IPE realy cost that much?