Azek Dark Hickory
Azek has a very nice Vintage Collection and the Azek Dark Hickory is a beautiful board with a very fine surface structure. Azek is more expensive than other boards but has a 30 year warranty and a good reputation. This installation was on a large, L-Shaped, balcony in downtown Toronto, with beautiful views of the lake and the downtown core.
The customer requested a perfect installation with as few screw holes as possible. To achieve this, we built panels of the Azek boards from the bottom up and then installed them complete by flipping them over and side screwing the adjoining boards. This still allowed the decking to be taken up if required by the condo board.
With a long deck, it's important to break up the pattern a bit and in this case we built the deck in sections so that there is a framing board every six to eight feet. This also makes a narrow deck look slightly wider. In the end, a beautiful job which will be improved in the spring with some new furniture.