Patio deck Installation skills

Seventrust decking offers the classic wpc look and feel at a more affordable price. The decking features technology and is extruded with the same contoured profile as our capped decking. Available in walnut or gray, comes in a contour profile with slotted edges or full profile with solid edges. It is also backed by a 25-year limited life.

Composite decking can be accented with Railing and baluster options to give your deck the look you prefer. By pairing the low maintenance and reliability of with a rich woodgrain pattern, Seventrust is the right way to go.

Patio deck Installation skills

If you install capped Patio deck, you know how unsightly the ends of the boards are compared with the capped tops, bottoms, and edges. One way to hide the ends is to install a border around the perim- eter of the deck. While that can add visual interest to solid-color decking boards, it requires considerable blocking and adds to the project time line and overall cost. And when used with multichromatic decking boards, borders are almost a distraction.

An alternative is to finish the decking with a 3 ⁄ 8 - to 1 ⁄ 2 -inch-wide trim detail. We cut our trim pieces from composite deck boards that have square, non-grooved edges and then glue the trim to the ends of the decking and nail or screw it in place. This detail not only looks attractive, but is easier, faster, and less expensive to make and install than a border. Deck boards are installed long and then cut in place along a straight line so the trim will lie flat once it’s attached. A track saw, like the Festool TS55REQ shown above, is ideal for the job.

The trim can be cut on a table saw, but using a circular saw equipped with an edge guide is probably easier. The advantages to using a cordless circular saw are that it’s lightweight and it has enough power for this cut. A 20-foot length of square-edged patio decking yields 40 linear feet of 3 ⁄ 8 -inch-wide edge trim; the author sometimes uses a different width, depending on the brand of decking he’s working with.

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