Below you will see a great tips for modern deck building
There are tons of new decking products on the market and building methods continue to evolve and improve. To keep up with the changes which you should traveled to builder’s show and deck expos to meet with tool and product manufacturers and get advice from top notch deck builder. Below you will see some of the best tips and product.
Smart Spacing: With yellow deck board spacers can be used to space boards either 1/8 in or 3/16 in a apart. Some expert like large spacers like these because they’re easy to grab and pull out and less likely to fall down between the boards. They are also highly visible which make them less of trip hazard.
Decision Tool: Besides picking the color of the decking you will have to decide on the color of the fascia boards, railings spindles, hardware, posts and caps. Those are not easy decisions, especially when all you have to go is a brochure with tiny color swatches. iPad can help by using app. The app allows you to change the color and texture on several different stock deck scenes, and once you find the combination that suit your best, There’s a place to keep note so you will not forget and have to start all over. Visualizers like this are super handy, but our experts still recommend a hands on experience before you make your final decision. Go to the supplier and checkout a sample of the actual product. Pick it up and feel the texture. If there’s a display take off your shoes and walk around on it.
Tougher Decking: Just a few year ago most manufactured decking was composite typically a combination of wood fibers and polymers compostie was a big improvement over wood but today most manufacturers offer something even better capped or shelled decking. The core of capped decking is similar to composite or made from cellular PVC but that core is covered with a layer of denser tougher polymer. That mean better resistance to scratches, stains and fading. Paying more usually gets you a thicker or tougher cap plus deeper texturing and blended coloring for a more natural look.