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By Vicki Sternfeld-Rossi
The Times 

Deck, Deck, Zuke!


August 31, 2023

The deck that extends from our back door is in dire need of repair. Initially, I had a contractor build it out of pine and leave the finishing to us. Daniel was sure it didn’t need to be sanded, as was suggested, before using just two coats of deck paint to seal and protect the deck. Over time (four years,) the paint has peeled, and the wood has become chipped and splintered. It’s time to repair.

We decided to replace the pine with Trex decking, the material we used on our pergola. It requires minimal maintenance and no refinishing or painting, which is perfect for our lifestyle. (Not lazy, ju...

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