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In this article, we’ve compiled some of the most frequently asked questions. For easy access, we’ve arranged these questions into three categories: WPC Product, Installation, and Maintenance of Composite Decking. In this article, we focus on commonly asked questions regarding the installation of WPC products.
No. Our composite decking can install on a code-compliant substructure that allows for adequate drainage, ventilation, contraction, and expansion. Old decks must be removed before installing our decking.
A: Yes, as long as the substructure meets the requirements as follows:
We suggest using caution while doing that. Although our composite decking is fire-resistant, excessive heat or shooting embers can still cause some damage to the decking surface. We recommend protective fire-resistant material be used for insulation when placing a fire pit on our deck.
No, we advise against it. Here’s the reason:
No, our WPC products are not designed to be used as load-bearing members. There’s no composite material that’s approved to be used as structural materials in the global market.
Installed with clips, our composite decking offers a neat finish with no visible fixings, so it doesn’t require much drilling. Whenscrew fixing is employed, pre-drilling pilot holes are necessary in order to achieve neat fixings and avoid possible damage to joists and WPC products.
Just standard woodworking tools would work fine with our composite product. These are what you usually need during installation: A cutting saw, electric drill, electric hammer, rubber hammer, level, and tape measure.
Yes, but we would not recommend doing that. Wood boards mixed with composite boards may affect the overall aesthetic of the decking, and, before doing that, always check if the substructure meets the code for composite decking.
Yes, our composite decking performs well around a pool. Here are some points you need to look at:
Yes. Saltwater won’t affect the performance of our WPC material. In addition, we also provide 316 stainless accessories that perform well under highly corrosive conditions.
Yes, our WPC products are adaptable to violent temperature swings. Please take expansion and contraction into consideration while working on the gaping between adjacent boards at extreme temperatures. You can find the suggestion on gaping at different temperatures in our Installation Guide.
No, it cannot. Our composite decking should be installed on a code-compliant substructure that allows for adequate ventilation, drainage, contraction, and expansion, and the ground it’s laid on must be flat and solid.
No, you cannot. Our composite boards must be properly spaced to allow for water drainage, ventilation, contraction, and expansion. Never ever hold boards tight against each other as damage to the edge might result.
Either can work, it depends. We’ve made the installation as easy as possible and provide a range of handy installation guides at your disposal. So it won’t take much energy and time to get it done by yourself. Consult your local building code inspector before doing that. However, if you’re not confident about your woodworking skills, please consult your local contractor.
Depending on your preference, we offer an L-corner or fascia for covering. Some people would trim the decking boards and bring them up to level with the decking to hide the ends, that’s another simple way to deal with it.
No, you cannot. The accessories provided are specifically designed for our WPC products. Use of other manufacturers’ accessories probably won’t result in satisfactory installation and will void your warranty.
It depends on which line of products you’re purchasing. Above all, composite boards with different designs are equipped with different accessories to ensure satisfactory fastening. Consult our sales representatives for more information.
No. Do not use caulk to fasten our composite boards or seal between any of our boards. It will impede drainage and inhibit natural expansion and contraction.
So, depending on your needs, we recommend pressure-treated lumber, composite material, or metal as the material for the substructure.
The minimum spacing is 915 mm, and it also depends on which model of composite boards you’re installing. Consult the local building code officials or contact our sales representatives for more information.
In other words, fascia is a thinner version of composite decking boards, used to cover the ends of joists and decking boards for aesthetic purposes. So, please refer to the Installation Guide for more information.
Yes, you can. Our composite decking may overhang the outer rim joists, but the overhang should not exceed 13 mm(0.51”).
Installation guides and videos for each model are available on our website, you can also follow us on YouTube for more information. Prior to installation, it is recommended that you check with local building codes for any special requirements or restrictions.
Yes. Color combinations can have to bring a unique and interesting look to your outdoor space. You can also use decking boards of a different color to mark the designated zones and places in your yard.
Therefore, it depends on the width of your decking boards. For instance, with decking boards 150 mm in width, it takes 21 clips to make an area of 1 m2 covered.