deck repair

haz5005fixApril 17, 2013

I have a 14'x7''x1'' board ,on the top deck,
it is shaped into a semi-circle ,it faces south exposure,
sun, wind, rain, as I'm on a hillside.
It needs replacing, "badly" the main problem stems from lack of a drip edge off of the top, cemented deck floor,
as it's caused wood rot, on this piece here, and now , has started underneath, on the support boards a bit.~~ any product, for the wood as well as any suggestions to stop the rot on the 2''x8'.
Please, help, I would like any suggestions of what product to use,
I think the original was green wood, and water- soften to form the semi circle~~
thanx so much in advance
H

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kudzu9

Consider using a synthetic deck/fascia board like Trex. They have a moderate amount of flexibility and can be bent even more by carefully applying heat. You won't encounter a rotting problem on any of the pieces you replace with this material.

    Bookmark   April 18, 2013 at 5:26PM
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Suzi AKA DesertDance Zone 9b

Google decks. Trex has issues. Check consumer reports. Real wood requires maintenance and will rot, and termites will invade. Yep!

The dude across the street, and down the hill from us showed us his Trex deck. It looked awful! Like a bad sunburn! Peeling and not attractive at all. Their warranty did not cover, so he is stuck.

Beware!

    Bookmark   April 25, 2013 at 3:23PM
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kudzu9

Nothing is perfect, but I still think using Trex for a fascia board is better than using regular wood in a situation like the OP describes. I don't have a deck made of Trex, but I've used it for raised beds in the Pacific NW for four years with no deterioration, inside or out. In comparison, my cedar raised beds start to deteriorate within a year.

    Bookmark   April 25, 2013 at 4:28PM
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