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Deck Joist Water Protection

There are a number of shield barrier products available to wrap your pressure-treated deck framing materials to prevent water damage and hardware corrosion. Most of these products are sold as rolls of self-adhesive peel-and-stick flashing tape. Some builders install this material over the tops of joists for extra insurance against rot caused by water. Other builders use this material as a barrier between ACQ pressure-treated wood and hardware to prevent corrosion.

 


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Deck Joist Water Protection

There are a number of shield barrier products available to wrap your pressure-treated deck framing materials to prevent water damage and hardware corrosion. Most of these products are sold as rolls of self-adhesive peel-and-stick flashing tape. Some builders install this material over the tops of joists for extra insurance against rot caused by water. Other builders use this material as a barrier between ACQ pressure-treated wood and hardware to prevent corrosion.

 


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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.

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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.

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