Looking for ways to clean up the edges of your new composite deck? Look no further than this quick and helpful guide to finishing the ends of composite decking.
Two widely practiced methods to hide those unfinished composite deck ends are 1) picture framing, and 2) trim boards. Both options offer a beautiful finish, but which method is best for your composite deck? Take a look at the two practices below.
While a deck border will cost a bit more than trim, the border creates flow and disguises the rough edges of your deck in the same way a picture frame hides the raw edges of a photo or painting. Make your new composite deck pop with a contrasting deck border, or use the same color throughout for a cohesive design.
Fastening matching trim to the edge of your deck is a cost-efficient and attractive way to disguise your composite decking’s unfinished ends. Professional Deck Builder recommends using a 3/8- to 1/2-inch-wide trim detail, and then using glue before nailing/screwing in place.
Whether you choose to picture frame your deck, or install a simple trim for the ends of your composite deck, your DIY project doesn’t have to be difficult. Both options deliver beautiful results
For further questions, or to speak with a decking expert, call ChoiceDek’s customer service line at 1.800.851.5117.
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