There’s no better place to spend a drowsy summer evening than on your own outdoor deck. Leaning back in your lounge chair listening to the crickets and watching the stars come out while burgers sizzle on the grill — well, life is good.
Until you get up and feel a jagged wooden splinter driven deep into your foot.
That, in a nutshell, is the problem with wooden decks. They look great when you first install one. But exposure to sun, rain, snow and wind quickly destroys them, making them crack, splinter, chip and rot. They need regular resealing and repainting. And that wood can get blisteringly hot in the summer sun.