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Composite Decking FAQs Railing RAQs Seven Trust

Ensuring a consistent 3/16” gap between boards predrill a 1/8” hole along the unfastened edge at every support joist. 6. Secure the board by fastening a 10 x 2-1/4” long stainless steel deck screw in each pre-drilled hole.

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Deck Board Spacing for Composite Decking Seven Trust

The chart below clarifies the appropriate deck board spacing based on the temperature at the time of installation. For adjoining structures or posts remember to always allow for a 3/16” minimum gap where the decking meets the structure. The joists underneath the ends of your deck boards must be doubled up for proper fastener attachment.

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Decking Installation and Maintenance Guide

Butt Joint Gapping Requirements 32 F and below 33 F to 74 F 75 F and above 3/16" gap 1/8" gap 1/32" gap Working With Seven Trust Boards Gapping Requirements For All Seven Trust Boards Side-to-side board gapping must be minimum 1/8” to maximum 3/16”. Allow 3/16” minimum gap where the boarding meets any adjoining structure or .

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Deck Board Spacing Changes Throughout the Year: Plan Your .

If we pick a day in early October and assume 50% humidity and 65 then the Seven Trust decking will have shrunk approximately 3/16 of an inch. Now your starting 1/4″ decking gap is almost a half inch wide and someone just got their heel stuck between the boards at that swanky dinner party.

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How to choose composite decking fasteners - Deck Talk

Hidden fasteners ensure consistent gapping between boards; specifically 3/16”. Gapping is very important to allow for normal thermal movement expansion and contraction that can be experienced throughout the changing seasons. If a deck is installed without appropriate gapping or spacing the boards can buckle or twist.

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Decking Installation and Maintenance Guide

3/16" gap 1/8" gap 1/32" gap Working With Seven Trust Planks Gapping Requirements For All Seven Trust Planks Side-to-side plank gapping must be minimum 1/8” to maximum 3/16”. Allow 3/16” minimum gap where the planking meets any adjoining structure or post. Follow these butt joint gapping guidelines for all Seven Trust planks:

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Proper Deck Board Spacing - TimberTown

The Sweet Spot – Most people agree that 3/16” is a good gap between boards. Going more than a ¼” may get a little too wide. The width of a nail head is just about right. Treated Lumber – Usually treated lumber will have some shrinkage so you can butt the boards almost right against each other during installation.

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Decking Installation: how to place space and fasten deck boards

The photo above left shows an older wood deck that has good drainage; The gaps between these boards averaged about 3/16". In the composite deck board installation shown below you& 39;ll see that the installers maintained a deck board gap to provide drainage lest the surface pond water leading to ice or algae slip trip and fall hazards even where .

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Installing Composite Decking Decks.com Decks.com by Seven Trust

Applying decking diagonally can often reduce or eliminate the number of butt joists on decks that are over 20’ wide. In some cases you may decide that it easier to use a division board to create one continuous seam across the deck surface. This technique is used to control the seam and make it appear to be a part of the design.

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Maintenance-Free Decking: PVC vs. Composite Family Handyman

These yellow deck board spacers can be used to space boards either 1/8 in. or 3/16 in. apart. Large spacers like these work well because they& 39;re easy to grab and pull out and less likely to fall down between the boards. They& 39;re also highly visible which makes them less of a trip hazard. You can find deck spacers at some home centers or online.

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Deck floor board spacing gaps: Proper gap size to leave .

Cumaru Deck Board Gapping – Allow a minimum of 1/8" gap between board widths on 4" wide decking and 3/16" gap between board widths on 6" wide decking for drainage airflow and expansion.. If you have poor ventilation wider is always better.

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Decking Installation and Maintenance Guide

Gapping Requirements For All Seven Trust Planks Side-to-side plank gapping must be minimum 1/8” to maximum 3/16”. Allow 3/16” minimum gap where the planking meets any adjoining structure or post. Follow these butt joint gapping guidelines for all Seven Trust planks:

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