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Can you nail composite decking?
Last Updated: 28th February, 2020
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In this regard, how do you fasten composite decking?
To install composite decking with a hidden fastening system, start at the house by face-screwing the first board. Next, screw a hidden fastener clip into the groove on top of each joist. Then, slide the groove of the next board into the clips and tighten with a rubber mallet.
Similarly, should composite decking be spaced? One of the most critical steps for properly securing composite decking in place is to make sure you have at least a 1/8-inch gap between the decking boards. Extra spacing is also important between board ends and a wall when decking runs perpendicular to the wall.
Likewise, people ask, what nails should be used for decking?
The best nails for decking are stainless steel nails as they offer the greatest resistance to rust with minimum discoloration to woods such as cedar. However, stainless steel nails are considerably more expensive than other nails.
Can you install composite decking over plywood?
Installing Composite Boards After removing the old decking boards, check joists for level before installing new composite boards. If the decking is warped, the joists may also be, and you may have to replace a joist or two. You can also attach composite decking boards to the joists with 3-inch deck screws.