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Deck Board Spacing for Composite Decking |

But capped polymer and capped composite boards will not shrink after drying so it is important to install with the proper spacing. Capped polymer and capped composite deck boards on the other hand are installed at a minimum 1/8” gap between boards because they won’t shrink from drying like pressure-treated decking.【Get Price】

6 Composite Decking Installation Mistakes to Avoid

Another mistake to avoid when installing composite decking is spacing the joists too far apart. Current building codes require that all decks should be supported with a minimum of 2”x 10” pressure treated pine joists that are spaced 24” apart (although 16” OC is standard building practice).【Get Price】

Decking Installation - Complete Guide! (DIY) | Family .

If you’re planning to replace old wood decking with PVC or composite measure the deck joist spacing first. Most deck joists are centered 16 inches apart which is the maximum deck joist spacing for most low-maintenance decking. If you plan to install your decking at a 45-degree angle your joists may need to be 12 inches apart.【Get Price】

Install Decking with Hidden Fasteners - Fine Homebuilding

Composite material expands and contracts along the length of the board with temperature changes. To accommodate this seasonal movement install the decking with a 1/4-in. gap at each end when the weather is cold. In warm weather install without gaps. To see how we built this entire deck read the article:【Get Price】

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