Yogibear, I live in South Jordan, Utah. I have this product on an uncovered exterior deck at my home. We do not get snow build up for the length of time of you have stipulated, but it is snow covered often. It has not shown any swelling or deterioration in the 4 years it has been down. I think it will perform well in you application. good luck.
Thank you for your question. It will take 36- 8' boards to cover this square footage if there is no waste.
You definitely could. Just be aware the the ends of the boards and any cuts you make will not be finished material. They will be the raw composite material that's underneath the finished layers
Thank you for your question. The square edge boards should installed with a stainless steel or coated minimum #8 by 2 1/2" composite deck screw.
Thank you for your question. The stores in your area appear to stock the Nantucket Grey color, so 8' Brazilian Walnut will not be available in stores or by special order. The only square edge offered for the Brazilian Walnut will be a 20' length by special order and the associates at the Prodesk can assist you with this order.
Thank you for your question. No, we do not offer any landscaping items such as railroad ties at this time.
Thank you for your question. Yes, the ArmorGuard decking will perform well in the California sun as long as it is installed properly and with plenty of ventilation underneath. The material is covered by a 25-year Stain & Fade warranty so it should not experience a color change from the sun.
Steve, I did purchase and install Fiberon Armorguard several years ago. I installed it on an exterior deck. In my application I was not concerned about a fire rating. I can tell you the product has weathered well in out Utah climate. It still looks great. Sorry I cannot answer your fire rating question.
Ive never heard the dog complain. it disapates the heat pretty well
Each piece covers about 4 sf with the gap. 480/4 =120+8 for good measure 128. Better to get too many than too few. I would probably get 130.