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Picture Frame Decking

Install a picture frame or perimeter board to finish the edge of your deck with style.

Installing Composite Decking

Learn about how to install composite decking. Topics include expansion and contraction issues and hidden fastener systems.

Decking Patterns

Installing your decking at a 45 degree angle is a popular style for decks. This can be done to reduce decking seams or just for appearance.

Hidden Deck Fasteners

There are a variety of hidden fastener systems available for use to install decking.

How To Build A Deck - Decking

Learn about the advantages and disadvantages of wood decking vs. composite and vinyl manufactured decking materials. Watch a video on how to install decking.

Controlling Decking Seams

Many times the deck is wider then the longest decking board available. So random joints should be placed and staggered throughout the decking installation. You can also use a division board.

Can I install tile over a deck frame?

Installing tile over a standard deck frame in an exterior environment is a recipe for trouble.

Can I install new decking directly over old decking?

No; this is not a recommended practice.

Leveling the Deck Surface

Install shims or notch joist bottom across uneven joists to level your deck surface.