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Can someone can shed light on the subject of composite decking. Is it good? Is it bad? Are looking at installing and wonder if anyone has had any good/bad experience with the product. Live in Cdn climate where you get extreme weather conditions. With thanks.
 

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I'd go with TREX. Pay close attention too the temperature and gap the material accordingly when installing. Composite decking has some great qualities such as; less maintenance, weather resistance, no splinters, etc. It does expand and contract drastically :eek:, though.

An example of this: Last winter some guys in my company installed Trex on a deck, gapping it 1/8". When summer came along the Trex expanded so much it pushed the rim joist away from the end of the joist. I live in the "banana belt" of oregon where the temps year round average 40 too 75 degrees.

They do make a plastic speed square/ decking spacer jig that has a 1/4" spacer on one side and a 3/8" spacer on the other side that they throw in with your' material. One side of will say "below 60*" and the other side will say "above 60*"

Anyways, I'd use it on my deck. Hope I helped.
 
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