How long are Trex hidden fasteners?
A: The Trex Hideaway hidden fastener has only one 1 5/8th “ screw to drive in and auto spaces the deck boards. Com- pared to traditional installation where two 2 ½” screws and a spacer tool are needed, Trex decking can be installed faster than traditional face screws.
How much gap do you leave between Trex decking boards?
Important points about gapping All deck boards must always be installed with a 6mm side-to-side gap. The Trex Hideaway Hidden Fasteners automatically measure the 6mm gap between grooved edge boards but you must still ensure the 6mm gap with the square edge boards.
How far apart should composite deck clips be?
The most common is 16 inches on center. For a more rigid feel, 12 inches on center. Install blocking between each joist every four to six feet to reduce movement up and down and twisting of the joists, using exterior screws.
How do you hide the ends of Trex decking?
Install Fascia Boards Installing fascia boards is a common practice to hide the ends of composite decking boards. Like picture framing, it gives the decking a stylish and sleek look while hiding the exposed ends. The difference is that you will install it on the sides, directly over the edges and the rim joists.
Can Trex decking be installed without gaps?
You must gap Trex® decking, both end-to-end and width-to-width. Gapping is necessary for drainage and the slight thermal expansion and contraction of Trex decking boards.
How far can Trex overhang?
Trex is a popular composite material with a maximum overhang of 102mm or around 4 inches. Between one and two inches of deck board overhang is ideal when you attach an outer fascia board, or at least 1 ¾” to 2 ¾” of overhang before installing the fascia.
Do Trex cut ends need to be sealed?
Low-Maintenance With Trex Composite Decking You won’t ever need to seal or stain the deck, and you certainly don’t have to (and shouldn’t) paint it. And since Trex is a composite material, you don’t have to carry out long-term maintenance such as replacing rotted deck boards.