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Do I need to space composite decking ? – Composite decking .

One question that comes up when installing a composite deck is whether to leave spacing between boards. Spacing is a requirement when laying composite decking and here is why and how to go about it. Why Space. Composite decking undergoes thermal expansion due to its composition. High temperatures cause the material to expand along its length .

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TWPC DECKING INSTALLATION GUIDE - Lunawood

TWPC Thermal expansion and contraction in length due to changes in temperature – needed space between the boards mm expansion / contraction When laying more than one board joined end to end it is recommended to place a screw-fixing directly through the board either through the face or hidden in the edge at a halfway point along the length.

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How to Install outdoor WPC composite decking boards - China .

It is very important to follow the manufacturer’s instructions when installing composite decking material. Thermal expansion is always something to be aware of when dealing with plastics. Most climates temperatures fluctuate enough to cause an issue with how the decking is spaced from summer to winter.

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HOW TO INSTALL COMPOSITE DECKING : Deck Solid

A clean looking deck border. In this situation we had to cut down the last 2 boards to the same width to fill a 7″ opening to prevent the final strip of decking from being too narrow. Decking around an inside rail post. Notch your composite decking material around rail posts. Make sure to leave at least an 1/8″ gap for thermal expansion.

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DECKING INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS

4 Pre-Installation continued EXPANSION AND SPACING CONSIDERATIONS All decking materials whether wood composite or metal undergo some degree of linear expansion with the change of weather and the

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COMPOSITE DECKING – TRANSCEND AND ENHANCE

A. Composite Decking Seven Trust Transcend and Seven Trust Enhance . E. Keep material covered using the provided bundle cover until time of installation. . Thermal Expansion .

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

It is very important to follow the manufacturer’s instructions when installing composite decking material. Thermal expansion is always something to be aware of when dealing with plastics. In most climates temperatures fluctuate enough to cause an issue with how the decking is spaced from summer to winter.

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