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Old 02-18-2016, 08:26 PM   #81
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Killer Decks we did have a client that wanted us to use composite deck material horizontal that fence came out dam near bomb proof and I was opposed at first but when I got going with it it was really a nice fence
I did a large outside shower enclosure a few years ago...shadow box design with Trex. Was a great looking shower.
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Old 02-18-2016, 08:37 PM   #82
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I did a large outside shower enclosure a few years ago...shadow box design with Trex. Was a great looking shower.
I've got one on my resume.
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I've got one on my resume.
That's really nice work Mike.
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Damn...I shoulda taken pictures....
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Did you run your boards horizontally or vertical?
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Killer Decks we did have a client that wanted us to use composite deck material horizontal that fence came out dam near bomb proof and I was opposed at first but when I got going with it it was really a nice fence
Composite is not PVC or Vinyl you don't know what ur talking about
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Nice Mike, I wish more clients would go for trex or similar but usually cost is the drive against using a composite out here
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Composite is not PVC or Vinyl you don't know what ur talking about
I understand that but Im telling you vinyl and or pvc isnt popular out here better than 85 % of our fencing is cedar in the state. Highlands ranch HOA wont let you use it because of look they want now go over to Stapleton and you have pockets of vinyl, I replaced lots of panels last summer hail went right through it, but trying to source the material isnt real easy out here lots of places dont stock it answer its not that popular. So your right I have no idea of what Im talking about. The other problem we are a mile high in denver sunlight beats the snot out of anything that sits out in it and vinyl and pvc gets brittle then the hail comes in and makes holes in it hell last year we had a hail storm go through vinyl picnic tables. I work with cedar and the op wanted to know what went wrong not about vinyl or pvc that will shift just like anything else if not installed properly so tell me what I am missing.
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Oh and kids playing baseball in the backyard right through the vinyl and yes I replaced that whole dam panel last summer pain in the ass if it was cedar it wouldnt have happened and if it did 2 pickets at a dollar a piece for material and done panel 100 bucks because it held up so well. So tell me what Im missing because if I could make a boatload of money doing vinyl out here I may have missed a thought process on my business plan
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You guys got me thinking about an upcoming project. Planned on using 2x6 t/g cedar for the roof of a porch, shingles on top, and leaving that and rafters exposed for that exposed lumber look. Do I need to be concerned about the 2x6 t/g cedar moving on me? First time working with cedar like this

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You guys got me thinking about an upcoming project. Planned on using 2x6 t/g cedar for the roof of a porch, shingles on top, and leaving that and rafters exposed for that exposed lumber look. Do I need to be concerned about the 2x6 t/g cedar moving on me? First time working with cedar like this

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I understand that but Im telling you vinyl and or pvc isnt popular out here better than 85 % of our fencing is cedar in the state. Highlands ranch HOA wont let you use it because of look they want now go over to Stapleton and you have pockets of vinyl, I replaced lots of panels last summer hail went right through it, but trying to source the material isnt real easy out here lots of places dont stock it answer its not that popular. So your right I have no idea of what Im talking about. The other problem we are a mile high in denver sunlight beats the snot out of anything that sits out in it and vinyl and pvc gets brittle then the hail comes in and makes holes in it hell last year we had a hail storm go through vinyl picnic tables. I work with cedar and the op wanted to know what went wrong not about vinyl or pvc that will shift just like anything else if not installed properly so tell me what I am missing.
In 2000 there was a guy who brought me vinyl rail to my store said he would sell to me, so on, vinyl wasn't popular at all than either.
Fast forward to 2016 he just bought a 24,000 sq ft bldg. and supplies most of the fence guys locally and all the Lowes in the state.

Vision and perseverance is what it takes. Right now the only thing anyone in your area has to choose from is the boxed stuff that the big decking manufacturers put out. For about 30l/f.

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I cant disagree with you but its no prevalent here, coloradians are a strange breed and they want cedar take a look at rocky mountain forest products online their inventory is composite decking and cedar, deck super store cedar and composite decking. We have a couple lowes that have one type of vinyl but only a couple stock it. The other thing I mentioned is Home Owners Associtions better known as natsee controlled neighborhoods, they dictate what type of fencing and spec, for instance Highlands Ranch we are allowed after approval to install cedar 5 ft tall and that 5 ft is figured with a 2x6 cedar top cap and 6 inch pickets its never changed and we still have to have HOA approval everytime even though we have done those hundreds of times and approval can take up to a month and we have to have dumpster for demo approved to put it on site and sometimes they say no. There are a few pockets as I said that have vinyl and we can get the material but it takes some time since it has to be ordered from above companies or split rail fence company. HOA 's are a pain and they want all properties the same they have approved paint colors and front yard has to have a tree and you cant have brown spots on lawn even if theres a water restriction and list goes on. Rail type fence has to be 4x6 post no higher than 3 ft with 2x6 rails, they rot and fall apart all the time but thats the rules. The other problem is sprinklers ruin cedar but nope we are still gonna use cedar. For me I know there are better things worth looking at but it aint happening here so its job security for as long as I want to do this.
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I cant disagree with you but its no prevalent here, coloradians are a strange breed and they want cedar take a look at rocky mountain forest products online their inventory is composite decking and cedar, deck super store cedar and composite decking. We have a couple lowes that have one type of vinyl but only a couple stock it. The other thing I mentioned is Home Owners Associtions better known as natsee controlled neighborhoods, they dictate what type of fencing and spec, for instance Highlands Ranch we are allowed after approval to install cedar 5 ft tall and that 5 ft is figured with a 2x6 cedar top cap and 6 inch pickets its never changed and we still have to have HOA approval everytime even though we have done those hundreds of times and approval can take up to a month and we have to have dumpster for demo approved to put it on site and sometimes they say no. There are a few pockets as I said that have vinyl and we can get the material but it takes some time since it has to be ordered from above companies or split rail fence company. HOA 's are a pain and they want all properties the same they have approved paint colors and front yard has to have a tree and you cant have brown spots on lawn even if theres a water restriction and list goes on. Rail type fence has to be 4x6 post no higher than 3 ft with 2x6 rails, they rot and fall apart all the time but thats the rules. The other problem is sprinklers ruin cedar but nope we are still gonna use cedar. For me I know there are better things worth looking at but it aint happening here so its job security for as long as I want to do this.
It's tough for many on this board to grasp the concept that we are different than they are. They don't understand how different Colorado is, I've tried to explain it over and over and finally gave up. Some people on this board are best put on your ignore list otherwise you'll constantly be explaining yourself even if you just explained it to them a week ago. You'll figure who's worth reading and who needs to just be forgotten.
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life is difficult when one choose to looks at it from the wrong end of the telescope.
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It's tough for many on this board to grasp the concept that we are different than they are. They don't understand how different Colorado is, I've tried to explain it over and over and finally gave up. Some people on this board are best put on your ignore list otherwise you'll constantly be explaining yourself even if you just explained it to them a week ago. You'll figure who's worth reading and who needs to just be forgotten.
The ignore list is for pusssies who can't handle other people's opinions. Everyone's area is different, get over it. It doesn't make you special.

Oh yeah, I forgot. I'm on your ignore list.
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life is difficult when one choose to looks at it from the wrong end of the telescope.
Agree.

I found that your message was sincere and open minded. The example you gave him was inspiring.

The concept of keeping on doing the same thing over and over again because that is just the way it has been done forever is a carousal of death
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Vinyl fences do not do well in Colorado.
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