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RHINO HIDE? 10 Facts About Composite Decking

12 Apr 2016 Painting or staining composite decking is unnecessary, since the color pigmentation is added at the time of manufacture. Do you want a pink deck, or alternating purple and yellow boards? You can have whatever you wish. Just remember that, whatever color you choose, you can't just change your mind and paint over it. Your composite deck may not warp, but it can sag and buckle. Most sagging is caused by improper spacing between the joists when it is installed. 【Get Price】

Sagging Deck -- How major of a problem? (how much, sink, master

My wife and I have found our dream house. It is in really good shape overall. In the back, it is 3 stories tall -- walkout basement, main level above, and top level. It has two decks -- one off the kitchen at the main level, and one a level higher (third story off the ground) off the master bedroom. When I drove past it, I noticed the upper deck appears to be sagging slightly. The deck is made out of decking, not wood. The deck on the middle level does not appear to sag. 【Get Price】

Comparing Composite Decking With Real Wood - Abodo Wood

This is clearly incorrect. For a start, composite decking is more likely to exhibit severe longitudinal shrinkage and expansion. That's way every time you see a composite deck there is a big gap between joins (if it is dry). Secondly composite decking has limited stiffness in application. That is because wood plastic decking is made up of wood dust and plastic, not fibres. This causes bowing and sagging of the composite decking, especially when the bearers or joists are not close enough  【Get Price】

10 Common deck defects and how to solve them - Realty Executives

16 May 2017 Check for joists that are sagging or badly bowed. If the joists are cut from untreated lumber, they must be at least 18 in. above the ground. 6. Defective decking. While composite lumber and PVC (plastic) decking are growing in popularity, a vast majority of decks are still covered with wooden deck boards. Walk back and forth across the deck and inspect each board for signs of rot, insect infestation, water damage, splinters, large cracks and popped fastener heads. 【Get Price】

Sagging Deck rail repair - Home Improvement Stack Exchange

I have a composite deck (Fiberon boards with a Seventrust Designer railing system). The guy that built the deck didn't install any of the crush/foot blocks and now the railings are sagging. He's no longer in business, so now I need to try and fix this myself. I found a place online that sells the adjustible foot block, but I don't know if that'd do me any good. How can I install the footblocks now that the  【Get Price】

High-Tech Decks This Old House

Building a deck with plastic or composite materials is very similar to using wood, with a few notable exceptions. Plastics tend to shrink and swell lengthwise as temperatures fall and rise (wood changes in width with humidity). For that reason, manufacturers specify gaps where board ends meet, or they provide a variety of attachment options to accommodate expansion and contraction. Plastics and composites also lose some rigidity and can be vulnerable to sagging when temperatures  【Get Price】

Composite Decking: A No-Fuss Luxury Deck MPS Property Services

12 Sep 2017 Almost 30 years ago man-made composite decking materials were invented due to the limited amount of durable natural wood choices. In the early 1990's, the first generation of composite decking materials were made from thermoplastics and recycled wood flour. The issues with these new decking products included sagging, crumbling, cracking, splitting and expansion/contraction of the deck boards. The next generation of man-made decking materials were created  【Get Price】

Seventrust: marketing hype and unproven technology – Glenn Chan's

11 May 2017 Consumer Reports? has been testing decking materials, including standard treated yellow pine, for a number of years for resistance to slipping, flexing, sagging, mildew, staining and color fading and scored each product on a scale of 1 to 100. Treated pine rated 67, and only two composite products rated above 67, and the best of these, Correctdeck, scoring 73, is out of business. Consumer Reports? also rated Geodeck a “Best Buy” just a few months before it was  【Get Price】

Sagging Deck Planks Repair - YouTube

18 May 2015 I demonstrate how to make sagging deck planks flush again. Mine deck is made of a composite wood so I don't know if this will work with regular wood but I do 【Get Price】

AZEK decking problems-sagging & lifting - Professional Deck

Re: AZEK decking problems-sagging & lifting. This is a common issue that pops up quite often with PVC and/or composite decking installed over a membrane roof to provide waterproofing for a finished ceiling below. The issue is not only the darker color of the decking but the limited ventilation provided by just 1-1/2" of open air below the decking. Assuming the decking is properly gapped 1/8" or more on the edges there still remains insufficient room for air  【Get Price】

How to fix sagging composite deck railing - Home Improvement Stack

Should be pretty simple. You just need a way to gently raise the railing up enough to get the block underneath. I would do this slowly over a number of days and raise it the absolute minimum amount. Once you get there, slide the block underneath, slowly remove the support, and you're done. 【Get Price】

All About Composite Decking This Old House

Install it Right. man installing composite decking. View as slideshow. Photo by K. Krebs/Plainpicture/Corbis. Don't assume this decking goes down just like wood. Here are a few important differences to keep in mind. Joist spacing. composites will sag if joists are spaced wider than 16 inches on center. Screw placement. composites may crumble if face-fastened too close to an edge. TOH general contractor Tom Silva recommends keeping screws about ? inch from ends and edges. 【Get Price】