Studies show that adding a deck is one of the best ways you can increase your home's value.
Pressure-treated decking is building code approved for use in decking in above-ground or ground contact applications.
Your maintenance efforts will give you a pressure-treated project that looks bright and fresh for years to come!
1. Depending on the location of your outdoor project with regard to direct sun exposure, foliage coverage, etc., it may be sufficient to clean/brighten and recoat every two years. 2. If you decide to wait two or more years to perform your next cleaning/brightening, you may want to use a power washer. Be sure that the cleaner/brightener you use contains a mildewcide.
When determining the right stain and paint for your deck, consider what color will best enhance the wood's finish.
If you desire to paint or stain the treated wood project, it is important that the wood be dry enough to accept a coating. The best way to determine if the wood is sufficiently dry to paint or stain is to sprinkle droplets of water onto the wood. If the water droplets are absorbed, the wood is ready to be painted or stained. If the water droplets bead on the surface of the wood, it is too wet. You should wait a few days before attempting to paint and stain the wood.
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Post caps add the finishing touch to your deck, porch, or fence project. What's more, they protect your post from nature's elements.
Deck posts add a classic, decorative charm to your outdoor living space all while adding support to your deck, fence or porch.
Treated balusters are used not only for safety and strength, but they also aid in creating a custom look to your railing project.
|Actual Product Length (ft.)||16 ft||Actual Product Thickness (in.)||1|
|Actual Product Width (in.)||5.5||Approximate Weight (lb)||33|
|Nominal Product Length (ft.)||16 ft||Nominal Product Length (in.)||192.0 in|
|Nominal Product Thickness (in.)||5/4||Nominal Product Width (in.)||6 in|
|Nominal Width (in.)||6 in|
|Chemical retention (lb./cu. ft.)||.15 lb/ft3||Contact Type Allowed||Ground Contact|
|Features||Paintable, Pressure Treated, Stainable||Lumber Grade||Pressure Treated;Stainable;Paintable|
|Pressure treatment chemical||MCA - Micronized Copper Azole||Total Linear Feet Covered||16|
|Manufacturer Warranty||Limited lifetime|
A: David, these decking boards will be sold individually.
A: PremiumBoard, please consult with a PRO associate at your nearest Home Depot store for information about product pricing.
A: Tight, DON’T leave a gap. When dry, gaps will appear.
A: Pete, Ultimately, your deck boards should have an edge gap between ¼ inch and ⅜ inch to allow for proper ventilation and for debris to pass through. However, most pressure-treated lumber decking that is sold through box retailers has high moisture content (meaning it’s wet) — so the boards are swollen. Always butt wet boards tight against each other or leave a minimal gap. Your wet deck boards will contract and create a wider gap as they dry. This could happen in a relatively short period of time (days to weeks) or may take longer depending on your climate and exposure to the sun. Otherwise if you are wanting to wait and install until after they are dry we recommend doing the "drip test". Drop water onto the deck surface, if the water quickly absorbs, then the wood is dry. If the water droplets bead up, your wood is still wet.
A: the best side facing up
A: Deck, This would be a preference by the consumer. There is not a top or bottom of one side that is suppose to be better than the other. It's truly an appearance preference.