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If you are about to install a composite deck in your lawn and are wondering if the composite decking is easy to install, then you should continue reading this article.

A composite decking is a building material that is made of wood and plastic. That combination gives a strong and durable material that can withstand any type of weather.

For the wood-plastic combination to be strong, the mixture was passed through heat and allowed to cool and then cut into different sizes to form the composite board. 

This process takes place in a factory, and the materials used are materials that would have been thrown away but recycled to give a completely new product.

The product formed served its purpose well because it was developed to replace wood decks. 

This is because wood decks will not last long like composite decking and are not as strong as plastic-wood decking.

Wood-plastic decking will not soak up water like wood, neither will they split, nor crack when they are used for a long time.

When you consider the texture of composite decks, you will appreciate the fact that with a composite deck, you can add beauty to your lawn. 

Also, it is possible to make composite decks look like wood decks.

Another thing about composite decking is that they give you the option to install them with screws or hidden fasteners.

This means that composite decking are easy to install, unlike the wood deck, and you can do it yourself.

How to Install Your Composite Decks

One interesting thing about composite decking is that they are easy to install.

If you want to install your composite decks yourself, follow this step by step instructions. 

Step One – Construct the Frame

The first step to installing composite decks in your garden is by building the frame on which you will lay the decks.

You can do that by laying the foundation first and making sure that the pillars stay firmly on the ground. 

This is important if your decking will be raised above the ground. Then you can arrange the planks on the pillars that you fixed to the ground.

Note that the planks that you will lay your composite decks on should not be more than 16 inches apart. 

Step Two – Arrange the Decks 

When you have finished constructing the joists, you can start arranging the decking on it.

The best practice, in this case, is to start from the side of your house and take the installation to the edges. 

Note that there are various types of composite decking, available in the market, they are grooved and ungrooved decks.

Both deck types are easy to install, although the installation processes are different. 

Ungrooved composite decks are usually screwed down to the joist with screws, or they can be nailed to the frame with nails.

If you purchased ungrooved composite decks, you can screw or nail the decks after you have arranged it properly. 

Grooved composite decking are easy to install too.

What differentiates them from the ungrooved decking is the channel at the sides that make you use clips to clamp them down to the joists.

How to Install outdoor decking

To install groove decks, you have to lay the decks carefully on the frame. 

You must start from the side of your building or any structure that the decking will join.

Then you should install the first decks with starter clips. The first decks are the boards that are closed to your house.

When you have done that, you can install the subsequent decks with clips and fasteners. 

You will not spend too much time on installing your composite decking. Note that you have to give your decking a good edge finish to cover the rough edges. 

If you plan to give your decking the picture frame finish, you have to design the frame to match that style.

You can use the trim finish to cover the rough edges of your decking to give it a better look.

Step Three – Clean Your Deck and the surroundings 

This is the last thing you have to do after you have finished installing the decks.

You have to make sure that the tools and any leftover deck are removed from the surrounding after you have finished the job. Then, you can clean the top of the deck so that it will look good.

Conclusion

Composite decking is easy to install, and you can install it if you follow the steps explained above.