As much as composite decks are becoming the most popular decking material to use in the construction of decks in Alexandria, VA, so are the fasteners that keep the decking boards together. At least half of the market has gone to hidden fasteners.
As wood and composite decks move because of the temperature and weather in Alexandria, VA, it makes nail pops and screw “mushrooms” unavoidable. This can cause stubbed toes and makes shoveling snow that much harder when the shovel catches on the nail or screw. Not to mention, you don’t get a real clean look with nails or screws.
A seamless surface is much more desirable, which can be achieved by using different designs and styles of hidden fasteners that are out there on the market today. Some composite decking materials on the market offer decking boards with grooved edges to ease the placement of hidden fasteners. Some companies even have their own fastening systems for their planks while others have teamed up with companies who make the fasteners and the tools required to install them.
Best Hidden Fasteners include—
Camo Edge Deck Fasteners—These screws are installed at an angle into the side of the decking board with a Camo Marksman tool. This creates a free floor surface and can be used for wood or composite decks at your home in Alexandria, VA. Fasteners secure the decking boards directly into the joist which can be easily backed out if you ever need to replace a decking board.
Tiger Claw Hidden Fastening—Tiger Claw offers different hidden deck fasteners for different decking materials including grooved and not-grooved decking boards.
Trex Hideaway Hidden Fastening System—These are self spacing connector clips with screws designed to be installed between Trex grooved composite decking boards.
A composite deck is an excellent addition to any home in Alexandria, VA. It will serve its purpose for years into the future for your family and friends. There are many different styles and colors to choose from, which allows you to reflect your own style for your composite deck at your Alexandria, VA home.
If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to call the team at Hal Co Fence. They will be glad to come to your home in Alexandria, VA and give you an estimate on the cost of a new composite deck.