decking expansion and contrac pation

coefficient of thermal expansion of wood - wood plastic composite deckwood and…While wood has always been a traditional material when it comes to porches patios and decks composite decking is a modern counterpart that combines natural ... 【Get Price】

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 Seven Trust decking boards. Gapping also allows for the shrinkage of the wood joist system. » Note Seven Trust fascia has to be gapped width-to-width and end-to-end the same as Seven Trust decking. See charts below. 【Get Price】

Installing concrete footings at the correct depth allows the footing to absorb the expansion and contraction of the material surrounding it as it freezes and thaws without causing the footing itself to shift – taking the deck with it. 【Get Price】

be gapped with the same requirements as Seven Trust decking to allow for air flow and expansion/contraction of the fascia. When Using Approved Fascia Fasteners: NOTE: The fasteners listed below can only be used with 1x8 or 1x12 fascia product and cannot be used with decking product that is being used as fascia trim or stair risers. 【Get Price】

In the simplest terms wood decks are not built in climate-controlled environments and are susceptible to expansion and contraction due to moisture. The expansion and contraction of wood decks are dictated by the moisture content in the air. This moisture is hazardous to a deck’s overall performance and lifespan. 【Get Price】

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For areas that are subject to significant temperature swings we recommend installing your deck boards using surface fasteners. First ensure that the deck boards are aligned properly. Then install a fastener in the middle of each board length to prevent shifting during thermal expansion and contraction. 【Get Price】