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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 Framing

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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How to Decorate Deck Support Columns

Browse some examples of decorative deck support posts for tall decks.

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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.

Decking Installation

Introduction to Decking

Spacing between deck boards provides several critical functions, such as drainage & drying. Learn how to space and stagger deck boards at Decks.com.

Decking Installation

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.

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