You save the cost of replacing the first cheaper option.
This story referred to as Deck #3 – highlights the benifits of using Deck-Max decking system – Yes it will be more expensive however you will not have to do this in a short period of time. Watch the video!!
I was never given the choice of alternative materials from screws to nails to other options – however within one year the holes where the screws were fixed started to crack open and in the section close to the pool the screws started to show surface rust and started to stain the decking boards.
The automatic reaction was to re oil the deck – so I cleaned it and re oiled and it was not bad to look at but when you dig deeper into this deck you will discover the cancer of the deck and the outcome:
After inspecting this deck and considering the state of the screws the decking and the entire deck area there was no way to repair or resurface this with deck cleaner or other chemicals let alone the impossible task of replacing the rusted screws.
So, after the initial spend of approx. $1200.00, it was a clear decision to remove the decking and replace with the best option on the market based on the following key points:
The problem was the owner had no idea how to tell the difference between Stainless steel screws and plain old cheap decking screws – let alone why you need to know? The builder / Chippie did not offer alternatives.
Here at Deck-Max, we really hope you take the time to understand all options before making this big dollar investment and we can at least suggest why spending a few more dollars will deliver a LONG TERM outcome.