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Old 03-25-2017, 10:39 AM   #24
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curious on "the bid" process did you get contractors to give you bids. not trying to be a smart butt just wondering????
A bit of a story.

We originally got 2 bids for Trex Transcend. There is about 500 sq ft of wrap around deck and a 50 sq ft balcony deck. Then we were considering additional quotes for Azek but did some more research. The large wrap around deck is a low free standing structure subject to some movement due to frost. The Azek web site cautions against using their product in such situations.

Then as we plan to sell in 2 or 3 years I took Descant's advice in post #5. I asked our realtor if composite decking would would be a real advantage over stained PT decking provided that the PT was recently installed and in excellent condition. The answer was not much of an advantage. The advice was to go the PT route and use the difference toward new granite counter tops in the kitchen. We had the contractor we had chosen rebid using PT, the difference is about 4K which is about 2/3 the cost of the granite counter tops. So that is what we just decided to do.

Appreciate all the good comments.

Alan
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