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Old 03-25-2017, 12:28 AM   #1
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Was inspecting a deck the other day and saw what looks like water damage although it's red. Never seen it red before. Always grey and white. Maybe this is before dry rot has set in???

What do you think, protect the wood or best to replace it all?
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Old 03-25-2017, 01:27 AM   #2
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This is what my leaky porch roof looks like. Following.

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Looks like tannin bleed.
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Old 03-25-2017, 10:43 PM   #4
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(Man that's totally what I was gonna say but then I couldn't figure out how the heck I knew that. I gotta learn to speak up even when I'm only half sure.)

Mine follows areas where the wood gets wet, kind of like coffee stains on a counter. None of it has rotted. My wife hates it.
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Do you have a picture of the top, how old and are there any soft areas yet?
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Been researching tannins and I would bet that they are being pulled out from water in those locations. Deck seems ok, but at 17 years old and with deferred maintenance I'm leaning towards replacing the whole thing. Didn't notice any soft spots, but didn't look that well either.

Here's some more photos. Appreciate any insight.
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whoops.
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Replace with steel frame and a quality composite.
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Never quit selling Rob



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First steel frame was 2009, no issues yet. Fiberon horizon decking 2009, only 1 project had a warranty issue, it was addressed quickly by the manufacture with 10 minutes on the phone (5 mins was just general talk with my rep, the other 5 for the issue). No cost to me or my customer.

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