Framing and decking are in place and new posts and cable rails will be installed for this first phase of enlarged deck. Phase II is the enclosure of a portion of the deck for a screen porch. See Deck and Screen Porch Enhance Outdoor Living for complete design intent.
Maintenance was a concern due to daily traffic of work boots from landscaping job sites. For this reason we considered composite deck material although there were concerns about it looking “fake”. The Arbor Collection from AZEK offers a variety of options which more closely simluate natural wood rather than the stamped repetitive look of many products. We selected Morado for richness of color which resembles mahogany.