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Welcome back to Part 2 of my latest outdoor transformation using Trex wood-composite decking!
Last week, I showed you how we can prep our existing (and often old and rotting) decks to prepare them for a Trex Transcend decking install.
It was so easy to rip up the old timber boards with the help of the J Clarke Construction team in prep for today’s work!
This week, I had the team back to actually lay the new Trex wood-composite boards down and I am blown away by how quick and easy it was!
If you’re a bit of a DIY handyman or handylady – you are going to LOVE this!
It’s important that we keep our decks looking amazing and safe to use year after year. While Trex Transcend wood-composite decking doesn’t warp, split or rot, sometimes the old wooden subframe beams underneath a deck can cause havoc.
I had Jono from J Clarke Constructions check out the old subframe first to make sure it was in good condition to handle the new boards as they are quite heavy.
Did you know that sometimes, over time, your subframe can move from the wear and tear? Yes!
So it’s definitely worth getting this checked out by the pros – that way you know you’re laying your new deck over a sound and sturdy base so that your new boards have the best foundation to last the test of time.
Trex recently released a product called Trex® Protect™ – an innovative self-adhesive butyl tape that can ensure the life of your deck substructure by safeguarding it against moisture and rot.
Trex Protect Joist and Beam Tape is designed to protect wooden joists and beams from moisture that can lead to rot under your Trex deck and the loosening of deck screws and fasteners – and it’s so easy to use!
Trex® Protect™ effectively shields the tops of joists, rim joists, ledger boards and beams from moisture that could lead to the development of rot and wood decay.
It also acts as a barrier between wood and galvanised metal commonly used in construction hardware such as joist hangers.
It also seals deck fasteners and helps deck screws hold longer and stronger by preventing moisture penetration.
Time to Get The Deck Down
I was so over the moon by the ease of the installation of Trex decking boards thanks to the Trex Hideaway Hidden Fastening System.
The best thing about the Trex Hidden Fastening System is that there are no screws popping up out of your boards (who’s been stung before when walking barefoot on your deck?) It’s also super neat, looks sophisticated, and is so streamlined with that concealed finish – oh and it’s unbelievably quick!
Look at this amazing finish! I’m just blown away!
All we have left to do is style the space to really make it the perfect outdoor area – stay tuned for Part 3 next week!
You are going to love what I have in store for this perfect space with the perfect deck!
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