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Old 03-29-2016, 06:42 AM   #1
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Timbertech Scalloped Profile Strength


I'm ready to install decking on our covered front porch, and we're having a tough time deciding what to go with. We narrowed it down to Timbertech silver maple or ashwood. The silver maple is about $1500 cheaper since it has the scalloped profile to reduce materials cost, and the cost savings is a huge benefit.

Problem is, I can't get the idea out of my head that the scalloped profile reduces strength of the deck boards even though Timbertech says it doesn't. In the long run I don't want to regret going with this deck board if it's constantly in the back of my mind that the strength of the decking is comprimised.

The deck is about 2' off the ground, I framed the joists 12" oc, and will be using grooved edge boards with hidden fasteners.

Any words of wisdom to ease my mind about the strength of the decking or to steer us towards the ashwood color for an extra $1500? Thanks!
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Old 03-29-2016, 07:37 AM   #2
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