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Critical Signs That Your Composite Deck Has Issues

eastern shore porch patio composite deckInstalling a composite deck is one of the best options for every homeowner when building an outdoor living space. It needs to be adequately constructed to function as well as it could. Here are a few errors you should avoid while installing a composite deck in your house.

Your Deck Framing Is Unstable

You might be surprised, but the leading cause of deck failure isn’t excessive weight; it’s an improper ledger board fastened to the building frame. In addition to choosing the proper hardware for the attachment, you must correctly flash the ledger board to let any water drain from beneath the wall assembly once it is complete. As with any lumber, keeping a safe and solid connection to your home requires minimizing exposure to moisture. When organizing the installation of your composite deck, keep this in mind.

Your Composite Deck Is Missing Lag Head Screws

The absence of lag screw heads is a telltale sign of a problem with the ledger board attachment. Before installing a composite deck, you should contact the professionals at Eastern Shore Porch & Patio. We can look closer at the issue if the only fasteners you can see are nails or screws holding the ledger to your house. The problem might be solved by adding the appropriate amount of heavy-duty lags to the current frame.

Screws Were Used In Your Composite Deck Installation

Screws can still be challenging to work with, especially for installing a composite deck, due to the numerous developments in screw technology over the past few years that have made it possible to install them without stripping. Even when screws are set perfectly, they can detract from the composite deck panel’s otherwise smooth, sleek, and clean appearance and feel. Composite deck panels have been created to closely resemble many types of high-end wood. Simply put, using screws to install a composite deck is not a good practice for composite decking materials.

Trust Eastern Shore Porch and Patio

When you embark on your next project for your property, trust Eastern Shore Porch and Patio to help. We service Bethany Beach, Ocean City, Lewes, Salisbury, and the Delmarva area. You can request a quote today! If you have questions or concerns, call us at 302-436-9520 or send us an email at For updates and ideas, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and YouTube.

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