How to Build Deck with Composite Material

Building a Composite Deck | HowStuffWorks

While the materials for a composite deck are more expensive than most wood, installation costs are fairly comparable. The same foundation of pressure-treated wood is used for both wood and composite decks, but there are several differences between the way wood and composite decking is gapped and supported.

DIY Composite Deck Installation | Today's Homeowner

Nov 18, 2016 ... Watch this video to see how to install composite decking with hidden fasteners using standard tools. ... Once we had removed the old wood deck boards, we installed Seventrust Enhance composite decking. ... The composite material they're using is called Seventrust Enhance, and it's designed specifically for DIYers.

2017 Deck Construction Costs | Average Price to Build a Deck

In the event of a fire, these substances will release toxic gases into the air. Also, unless treated with fire-retardants, composite materials can burn hotter than wood. If you just want a deck to relax on, this may not be a concern. But use caution if you plan to install a fire pit or outdoor ...

How To Build a Composite Deck | how-tos | DIY

Install the Decking. When all your joists are in (Image 1), you can begin your decking. Composite decking is a great low-maintenance material (Image 2). Secure the first plank with screws. Special fasteners called Tiger Claws secure the remaining planks (Image 3). These are hidden under the planks. Tap the planks into ...

Composite Fascia Installation Tips | Professional Deck Builder ...

Oct 7, 2015 ... A: Clemens Jellema, a deck builder in Owings, Md., responds: The problem with composite and cellular PVC trim is that these synthetic materials react differently to humidity and temperature changes than does pressure-treated wood framing. Wood tends to expand and contract across its grain with ...

A Comparison of Wood Decks and Composite Decks - The Spruce

Mar 28, 2017 ... Before building a deck, carefully consider the materials, which range from pressure-treated wood to natural wood to composite materials.

Building a Deck Using Composite Wood Video | HGTV

Mar 31, 2017 ... Learn how to build a new deck using composite wood.