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Monday, November 21, 2011

Porching It

Nope, not in the sense of sitting on the porch, but finishing it. The front porch needed maintenance every few years in the form of sanding and repainting since it’s not an enclosed porch.

porch project1119 (10)So instead of continually maintaining it, we replaced it with “ wood- alternative” decking made by the Trex Company. The half shown above was done first since it’s the side where we “porch it” in those rockers.

porch project 1119The other half of the porch was on Grenville’s “to do” list last week and the completion is shown here. There’s a color difference between the older and new decking, as the older one has weathered. In time, the new decking will do the same.

porch done 1119Yes, the replacement cost was higher than sanding and repainting the wood. But, the real savings comes in NOT having to redo the porch every few years; composite decking won't rot, splinter, warp or deteriorate – that works for us!

13 comments:

Elaine said...

Looking good! Our deck is Trex and it is certainly easier to keep up. Of course, we can't see it right now unless I get out and do a bit of shoveling again, but that will wait until it's a bit warmer.

Anvilcloud said...

Seems like a great idea, and it looks good too.

Fine garden pics below.

grammie g said...

Hi B...I have heard that is the way to go now, but is pricey!
I don't know how you get to set there your always on the go or up to something! ; }
Looking good!!
Grace

possum said...

Ahhh, nothing like having a porch to set on..... I really miss having a porch on this house - but when would I ever get to sit on it anyway?

Sandra said...

looks great and sounds even greater. I rather porch it and sit in the rockers.

L. D. Burgus said...

Yes that is the best solution. It will stay the same color and it will never take on moisture. You have a great looking porch.

Eggs In My Pocket said...

What a pretty and welcoming porch you have! Just dropped by to wish you a happy Thanksgivng. blessing,Kathleen

(GBS) NewsFromTheHill said...

What beautiful spindles!
I miss my porch!! We have a deck with stunning views here at the rental house but the interstate noise is brutal!

Daisy said...

It looks great! No maintenance is the way to go!

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Thanks Everyone for your comments. You are all welcome to come and join us for porch time - spring and fall are the best seasons. We have 3 rockers available all the time.

Country Mouse Studio said...

I've heard it was a great alternative

Cicero Sings said...

Now THAT sounds like MY kind of decking. I hate sanding an painting!

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Carol, this decking is a great way to avoid having to sand and paint, even if the initial cost is higher. It will pay for itself in later years of no work.

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