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Under-Deck Roof

The first step in building the under-deck roof is to attach the spacer blocks and purlins.

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16 Modern Deck Building Tips and Shortcuts

Maintenance-Free Deck Posts - One way to spruce up posts is to cover them with a maintenance-free material. AZEK makes a PVC Column Wrap that's super easy to install. Simply glue together three sides, slide them over the post, glue and clamp the last side in place, and then never worry about painting or staining again. AZEK Column Wrap is available for 4x4, 6x6 and 8x8 posts. Order it at home centers and lumberyards that carry Azek products.Azek

16 Modern Deck Building Tips and Shortcuts

Blocking Keeps Decks Flat and Square - Manufactured decking isn't as stiff as wood decking, so it allows joists to bow. And that leads to a wavy deck surface. To help keep joists flat, always attach blocking perpendicular to the joists. Also, install diagonal blocking to keep the entire frame from racking. Use narrower lumber (2x8 blocking on 2x10 joists) so the blocking looks less conspicuous from a distance. Once everything is secure, run a string on the top side of the joists and plane…

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16 Modern Deck Building Tips and Shortcuts

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