Tag Archives: Decks

Deck Wood Splitting After 30 year Sealer

It is possible that the deck wood was sealed too soon after being constructed. New cedar wood needs to age or weather for at least 6 months or more to remove the mill glaize material and oils from the lumber mill. This mill glaize can prevent the sealer from soaking in effectively. Also this weathering […]

Decking Ipe, Trex & Azek

I will start with the material differences. Trex is a brand of composite of reclaimed and recycled wood (like sawdust and pallets) and plastic (like grocery bags) fibers. Azek is a brand of 100% man made material of cellular polyvinyl chloride (PVC). We have not used Azek decking as of yet but have used substantial […]