We need to replace the flat roof on our balcony deck. In the process we also need to replace the balcony deck railing.
The salesman for our contractor recommended a wooden railing to match what we will be removing. But the contractor's carpenter is saying that the pressure-treated lumber he'd use will shrink over a 12 month drying period and might cause water problems around the post flashing.
Question: Is pressure-treated lumber shrinkage actually a concern in situations like this?
This has turned into a minor emergency since this unexpectedly became a game day decision.
Thank you so much!