We’re so excited to have our new TimberTech deck accomplished and prepared for dwelling! The deck is the whole lot we hoped it might be and extra and I can’t wait to inform you all about it!
Thanks TimberTech for sponsoring this undertaking!
Let’s have a look again at the place we began. We’ve positively come a good distance! We labored with Yardzen to create tremendous sensible renderings to assist us visualize precisely what this area was going to appear like. What they got here up with was wonderful! And I’d say we’re properly on our strategy to making this our actuality!
Portray the home utterly remodeled it and set the stage for the remainder of the yard makeover. For the outside of the house, we used Benjamin Moore Blacktop for the siding and Sherwin Williams Tricorn Black for the home windows.
Subsequent, we determined to construct the deck ourselves, which saved us some huge cash, but additionally took longer. We have been in a position to make use of a number of the framework from the unique deck, and we adjusted the form and measurement a bit, extending some areas and eliminating others. We needed to create a form that was extra purposeful for our household.
After ordering alllll the samples, I instantly knew which one I needed (prime proper!). TimberTech has essentially the most sensible wanting wooden finishes in comparison with all the opposite composite decking manufacturers I thought of. Weathered Teak from the Classic Assortment is the right mild coloration that appears a lot like actual wooden. We selected the huge width board (7.25” huge in comparison with a standard deck board which is 5.5” huge), which we felt gave it a cleaner search for our additional giant deck! It’s similar to our inside flooring so I knew it might assist make our outside area really feel like an extension of the within.
I really like that TimberTech merchandise don’t require annual upkeep like our outdated deck did and TimberTech deck boards don’t have splinters, making them PERFECT for my household with 3 younger youngsters! The boards resist moisture, fading, scratching and marking – and the Classic Assortment comes with a lifetime product guarantee and 50 yr fade and stain guarantee – can’t beat that!
We used a mixture of 16′ and 20′ boards and laid them as full size as we may – utilizing a breaker board to create completely different sections. We selected this look as a substitute of staggering the boards, such as you typically do inside with wooden and tile, as a result of it creates much less joints and fewer cuts. I feel, total, it’s a a lot cleaner look!
TimberTech really helpful utilizing their Cortex Hidden Fastener System and as you may see within the above photograph, the screw holes are seen. You utilize the TORX® ttap® drive system which lets you countersink your screws and then you definitely use the collated plug strips to fill them in.
The plugs are manufactured from the very same materials because the deck, in order that they mix in completely. You simply line up the grain with the grain of the board and hammer it in. It’s like magic! The holes immediately disappear.
Putting in our decking went very easily and on the times that Dan and his dad may work collectively, they acquired in an amazing rhythm of 1 individual chopping and one individual screwing them in.
Because the boards don’t have any knots or imperfections like actual wooden, it makes it quite a bit simpler to chop and also you get a pleasant straight edge each time.
As soon as the highest a part of the deck was in – it was time to concentrate on the railing. We went with the Classic Composite Series with Contemporary Top Rail and trendy Stainless Metal Cable Rail.
I really like how the openness of the cable rail means that you can see by way of it making it really feel like our deck isn’t confined to 1 space, however reasonably an extension of our yard. It additionally permits us to see the children higher once they’re enjoying within the yard and we’re sitting on the deck.
The cable rail was very straight ahead to put in when you figured it out and it was so satisfying tightening up each! I really like that the strains of the cable observe the strains of the siding on our home. It’s little issues like that, that make me completely satisfied 🙂
I opted for black submit sleeves with no cap to maintain issues easier and extra trendy. This fashion the up to date prime rail simply sits proper on prime and appears like one strong piece.
One factor that I actually disliked about our outdated deck was that it was open alongside the underside. Animals would get beneath there and make nests and you could possibly see all of the particles and rubbish that blew beneath there. It was only a very unclean look. So, I knew that I needed to shut off our new deck.
We used 12″ huge fascia boards alongside the highest perimeter after which used 5.25″ deck boards for the skirting (vertical boards) all in the identical Weathered Teak coloration. I feel it creates such a clear and completed look and actually streamlines the entire design.
This undertaking was so enjoyable to work on collectively as a household and see all our laborious work repay. I nonetheless can’t consider how a lot of a metamorphosis it’s and am so excited that we gained’t should re-stain it yearly!
Isn’t the colour SO GOOD?! I’ve been getting requested quite a bit about whether or not or not it’s scorching to stroll on and if it’s slippery. The temps have cooled down quite a bit already round right here, however once we have been putting in it, we had some days that have been near 90, and it actually was not unhealthy in any respect! The lighter coloration and materials positively assist it keep cooler. The TimberTech AZEK boards we acquired are constituted of PVC versus conventional wooden and plastic composite decking, and so they truly keep as much as 30 levels cooler than aggressive composite decking which is superior!
So far as being slippery, we’ve additionally gotten a whole lot of rain this summer season and we haven’t seen it being slippery in any respect! Particularly with the kiddos operating round on it continually, no one has slipped. The truth is, TimberTech AZEK boards are literally 40% extra slip resistant than the aggressive boards!
We’re so grateful to TimberTech for serving to us deliver our yard oasis desires to life! We nonetheless have a whole lot of landscaping work to do across the deck and naturally now I can’t wait to begin adorning. Keep tuned!
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