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Default Wood deck - Cedar Vs PT

An ice storm and a 50' tree finished off our deck.

When we rebuild I am wondering about the longevity of
cedar Vs pressure treated wood. Michigan four season
weather. Any idea what the current premium is on the
cedar? Thanks!
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From just south of you Cedar lasted us 15+ the PT is now 20+ and no
sign of rot. PT now I believe has 50 rot warrantys

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The old deck was Cedar. When we get the insurance payment I was
thinking of going PT because it is cheaper and we could build a bigger
deck for the same price. Composite decking is out of our price range.


Only advantage of PT is cost. Cedar would look much better, IMO, but bigger
is better too. Depends on your priorities.


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Edwin Pawlowski wrote:
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The old deck was Cedar. When we get the insurance payment I was
thinking of going PT because it is cheaper and we could build a bigger
deck for the same price. Composite decking is out of our price range.



Only advantage of PT is cost. Cedar would look much better, IMO, but bigger
is better too. Depends on your priorities.


Hi,
Also concern for chemical bleeding out. Specially if little kids are
around. All my decks are cedar under cover(roof)
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