Composite Decking Installation Mistakes to Avoid

As you may already know there’s many benefits to using Composite decking as it’s engineered to be the best material in the industry. Knowing the high-quality of this material it’s important to ensure that the installation is done with no mistakes along the way. The quality of the material, durability and beauty is all the rage for homeowners building a new deck and since the material is resistant to stain, mildew, moisture and temperature it’s become one of the most attractive types of decking that you can have installed in your home.

In order to spend more time enjoying your deck it’s important to remember some very important factors so you can spend less time working on the deck and more time enjoy it. As composite decking is the ideal choice for your home it won’t perform as well as it would if it’s not installed correctly to begin with. Here are the top three mistakes that are often made when building a new composite deck that you should be avoided all together.

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#1 Weak and Unsteady Deck Framing

One of the main reasons deck fails prematurely is having a poorly executed installation. Ensuring that it’s built properly from the get-go is the only way to fully benefit and enjoy your deck without a worry. To proactively minimize the risk of damaging the deck it’s important to ensure that the decks ledger board is correctly fastened to the frame of the house. Something to take note of is having the right type of hardware while you’re installing and fastening the boards to the frame of the house will allow any water to drain down and out from underneath the wall. This will ultimately avoid the risk of moisture to maintain a solid and strong bond. At Demex Decks we are professionally experienced in this process and we ensure that it’s carefully done with precision.

#2 Deck Footings Not Installed Deep Enough

Another common mistake that’s often done and not realized is having an improper installation of the concrete footings. Depending on the weather conditions in your area we’ve found that installing the concrete footing at the correct depth will avoid damaging the concrete from freezing temperatures and ensure it doesn’t shift. This simple task goes such a long way to make sure your deck stays sturdy and secure so you can enjoy it as long as possible.

#3 Screws to Secure the Deck

While it’s been known for years now and has been the method of choice for builders to attach the deck to a support frame it will most of the time result in the cluttered look of screws rather than being a smooth and sleek panel. In order to avoid this we use a more attractive method that also allows the panels to be secured with hidden fasteners.

Composite decking is one of the most durable and most wanted materials by homeowners because of its diverse and beautiful look. Building a brand new deck can sometimes be intimidating as you’re looking for a deck that will be built to last. Demex Decks ensures to use all of the advanced technology and methods to build a deck that will not only last for years but will be sturdy and strong for as long as possible so you can enjoy every second of it!

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Demex Decks is a professional carpentry team with many years of experience in the trade, specializing in the workmanship for residential and commercial markets. 

With a personalized approach Demex Decks will work with you every step of the way to ensure we are creating a design that stays true to your vision and best suits your needs. Since each client is unique, our skilled team offers a personalized approach to every project, regardless of its size or level of complexity.

We truly love what we do, and that means paying attention to the small details and dedicating the time necessary to each project in order to ensure that the highest level of quality is met. At Demex Decks we value every client, so we want to make sure you are absolutely satisfied with the final results.



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