fascia and skirting will put the finishing touch on your deck. while a skirt is not necessary to enjoy your deck, it does hide the joists underneath and adds aesthetic appeal. lattice, horizontal boards, and vertical boards can all make excellent skirting material.
dont use power washers, as they can damage composite decks. unlike wooden decks, composite decking doesnt require staining, waterproofing, or sealing. 7. can i paint or stain composite decking? experts dont recommend painting or staining composite decking, since the material is impregnated with a dye that will last as long as your deck does.
as part of their manufacture, composite deck boards are treated with preservatives typically apply only if you install the deck according to the manufacturer's directions; be clear on hands down, easy care is the biggest plus for this material.
deck foundation and framing. composite boards don't have as much structural stability as wooden ones and require closer joist spacing to avoid sagging. the actual spacing depends on the manufacturer's recommendations, but it's usually 16 inches, as measured from the centers of the lateral joists.
so i have been thinking about replacing it with rhino deck wood. the easiest apprach is to put the rhino floor over top of the existing floor. taking up the old floor would involve cutting around some posts that support the porch roof. the floor is exposed to the south/east so it gots a good amount of sun.
set the plank onto the deck, and use a putty knife to slip it under any existing metal flashing. 5. measure to ensure the first deck board is parallel with the outer edge of the deck. 6. fasten the deck board with composite decking screws along the edge closest to house; drive one screw into each joist.
also, as the old boards deteriorate you won't have any support for the new decking which could cause problems down the road. taking out the old deck first is a hastle now but it will save you an even bigger headache later. as far as using composite boards to replace the old deck, make sure you research the manufacturer very thoroughly.
composite deck boards on top of wood deck saves on install cost. the new synthetic material is much easier to clean. photo courtesy of angie's list member james burghart of cleveland cleveland member james burgharts aging deck had become plagued with dirt and splinters.
i like to install the seven trust decking boards on top railing like this. the goal is not showing screws on top. so i must screw in from the bottom through the top universal rail. but what is the 'recommended or standard' method here? i could use any regular screw to fasten it from the bottom up.