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Squeaker and I have a deck on our house that is only like 4 feet off the ground. But about a third of the planks are rotting. She wants to get trex or some other sort of composite material but I heard that crap is really pricey. She either wants to do the whole deck top again or just the third that is rotting... But i'm not sure you can mix the real wood and composites... Can you? Does the composite stuff come in the same size as the normal deck wood?

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I don't think you want to mix composite and wood. The supports can all be pressure treated and the decking could be all composite.

Although I don't have it, I LOVE the composite (Trex or comparable) and I plan on ripping down my current wood deck and replacing it with composite. Yes it costs money but it is splinter & maintenance free forever. To me, its worth the $, but it also means that I'll have to live with my wood decking for a couple of more years until I can afford the composite.

Check out some websites for the composites and ask around. Do you have any neighbors or friends that have composite?

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My grandad has it but it was installed fresh when he had his house built 10 years ago.

May have to try to do convince Squeaker that the best option this year is to simply replace the bad wood boards with new ones... Until a couple years when we can tear down fully and start over anew...

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I have friends that have it. It is great for pets & kids. No concerns of splinters & when there is a mess you just hose it down and move on.

But the biggest benefit is the lack of maintenance. Two years ago I stained my deck. Code requires the railings to be a coupe of inches apart now (protect kids?). So it probably took 20 hours of back breaking summer work to put this redwood stain on it. After that, my mind was made up. If you work long hours, you probably want to spend time with your family when you are home, not treating your deck. But I know they're not cheap.

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