pine fence material is known for its warping, twisting, moving, shrinking and cracking it is a harder wood and will not rot as easily as others. small install details are important to minimize the movement but this material will move and depending on the fences environment or treatment is subject to move around a lot.
as wooden boards age, they are prone to mold and mildew. this can easily become a slipping hazard when the wood gets wet. also, over time, wooden boards are prone to shrink, warp, and otherwise change their dimensions. this can lead to trip hazards like the edge of a board twisting up to catch an unwary toe as it rises.
composite boards are made from wood and plastic often recycled materials and resist rot and insect attack. since there are no defects, there is very little waste, and many now come in a variety of colors.
hidden fasteners, such as the phantom universal hidden fastener shown above, slide into the channel on a grooved edge board and are secured directly into the joist. board profiles determine your fastener options. there are two profiles for composite deck boards: grooved and square edge.
composite boards are twisting abdominal exercises . a twist board is a round platform on which you stand and perform exercises while twisting from side to sidesimilar to a wobble board a twist board works core muscles involved in maintaining balanceyou can find twist boards at some gyms or you can purchase .
how to force deck boards into position. for the most curved deck boards we tacked our wedge across two joists and used the 2x4 as a pry bar against a t and g scrap that was in turn used to prevent damage to the deck boards. by tacking the wedging apparatus a few feet away from the working edge of deck board installation,
since fused bamboo is a solid wood board it has a lot of strength and is a very high performance material and is so stiff you can butt join boards between joists with no problem. whereas with composite bamboo the boards are anywhere from 12' to 20' long and they vary in stiffness and typically have to be installed at a maximum of 16' o.c. or 12' o.c. for diagonal boards.
siding - wood and composite. lp smartside lp smartside siding offers the appearance of traditional wood siding, both smooth or resawn appearance, along with all the advantages of lp engineered wood. lp smartside is free of knots and common defects and resists twisting, cupping and shrinking. lp smartside is backed by an industry leading 5/50 year limited warranty.
crook: also called wain a warp along the length of the edge of the wood; kink: a localized crook, often due to a knot; cup: a warp across the width of the face, in which the edges are higher or lower than the center of the wood; twist or wind: a distortion in which the two ends do not lie on the same plane. winding sticks assist in viewing this defect.
composite decking. composite decking typically consists of some type of plastic material, such as polyethylene and/or polyvinyl chloride, and wood particles. the plastic may be from recycled products, like milk jugs and soda bottles, or it might be made of virgin plastic. boards might be hollow or solid.
6 tips to minimize deck board cupping and make your deck last longer. by rebecca uk ive recently had a large deck built by a professional decking company. only a few weeks ago we began to notice the boards are cupping and twisting.