Now that it's March (where did the past three months go?!?), we gearing up to finish our deck. If you missed the progress we made in the fall, check out here, here, and here. Our framing is complete and approved by our Township Building Inspector so the next step will be installing our drainage system on the upper level since we'll be using underneath as storage. Then we can get to the fun part... laying the deck planks and putting up the railings and steps. Greg and I visited a local lumber yard on Saturday to check out some composite decking samples.
I said composite decking, but we are actually going with an all PVC product from Timbertech. After much deliberation we have narrowed it down to two choices and of course Greg really likes the one and I really like the other. Here are our choices (shown next to our siding and the white railing that we will use):
Which option do you like better? I should note that the second one is slightly cheaper than the first one. It would only amount to a few hundred dollars difference though.