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Old 09-17-2019, 01:58 PM
 
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We’ve decided to replace the pressure treated wood on our deck with a composite. We assumed Trex would be an option but our contractor recommends Wolf PVC decking, I’d never heard of it though I don’t follow the industry. I’ve read all the reviews and comparisons - just asking here if anyone has an outdoor deck with Wolf PVC, preferably one with some years on it?
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Old 09-17-2019, 03:15 PM
 
Location: Johns Creek, GA
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Old 09-17-2019, 07:54 PM
 
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Do yourself a favor. Get one plank from your contractor. Leave it in the sun for a few hours. Now walk on it. If you are then OK with using a composite decking material then enjoy.
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Old Yesterday, 07:54 AM
 
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Do yourself a favor. Get one plank from your contractor. Leave it in the sun for a few hours. Now walk on it. If you are then OK with using a composite decking material then enjoy.


What kind of test is that?
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Old Yesterday, 07:59 AM
 
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What kind of test is that?
I think they were aiming at the propensity that composite/PVC decking materials have for building up more heat than cedar, redwood or PT lumber would.

It's still a good tradeoff for not having to do the annual sand/stain of wear areas.
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Old Yesterday, 10:26 AM
 
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What kind of test is that?
The plastic or composite decking can become very hot, very fast. I am not saying not buy it, just be aware of its thermal properties.
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Old Yesterday, 12:56 PM
 
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Do yourself a favor. Get one plank from your contractor. Leave it in the sun for a few hours. Now walk on it. If you are then OK with using a composite decking material then enjoy.


I was going to say the same thing the south 's heat and sun is not kind to decking materials so you have to be careful what you are using .
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Old Yesterday, 04:30 PM
 
Location: LKN
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Do yourself a favor. Get one plank from your contractor. Leave it in the sun for a few hours. Now walk on it. If you are then OK with using a composite decking material then enjoy.
Iím aware of the heat radiation/retention issue compared to wood. Fortunately itís a east facing covered porch that we also plan to screen in. Hopefully that will lessen how hot it gets versus a fully exposed deck?

I wish I could find someone with a few years experience with Wolf PVC decking.
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Old Yesterday, 11:46 PM
 
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I wish I could find someone with a few years experience with Wolf PVC decking.
As I mentioned in the other thread I linked- it hasn't been around long enough to have "real world" experience. Probably not even "a few years".

Also, the heat thing isn't really an issue with PVC. Composite is another thing... I do know of one case where an infant got second degree burns on their feet and legs from a composite deck.
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Old Today, 12:12 AM
 
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As I mentioned in the other thread I linked- it hasn't been around long enough to have "real world" experience. Probably not even "a few years".

Also, the heat thing isn't really an issue with PVC. Composite is another thing... I do know of one case where an infant got second degree burns on their feet and legs from a composite deck.
I still have scars on one of my feet from a dark composite deck. The PVC ones Iíve seen arenít quite as bad, but theyíre way hotter than wood.
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