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. the best way to install composite boards is to use hidden fasteners -- they screw to the joists and hook into grooves in the sides of the boards to
composite bamboo decking has arrived. composite bamboo decking is the latest incarnation of bamboo - and it seems to have some very nice benefits. if you read our previous article about the pros and cons of bamboo as an outdoor deck board, you will recall that the earliest entrants to the market were poor performers. they were long single
dekorators is a fairly new company in the composite decking world, but they caught our attention with their solid lineup of pvc and composite deck boards. the latter is comprised of three series, and there is a price point for everyone. there are two cheap composite deck lines from dekorators with classic and vista. both are capped composites
given this preference, early composite and vinyl decks were made with grains and textures intended to mimic the look of natural wood. but composite decking has evolved drastically over the years, and customers no longer compare apples to oranges. once compared unfavorably to wood, composite decking is now a serious front-runner in the decking
composite decking is not only a beautiful addition to the home, but can offer many advantages over traditional wood decking. that being said, do your research it is crucial to know how to properly care for a composite deck and taking the right steps will make all the difference.