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In this post, we break down how to finish the ends of composite decking with three different techniques, all for one seamless deck.
If you’re working on putting the finishing touches on an inviting deck design, you may have already started thinking about how to finish the ends of composite decking. Even with up to 80% recycled material in the blended core of TimberTech capped composite boards, we understand that you may not want to fully show your cards or sacrifice a finished look. Luckily, when it comes to how to finish the ends of composite decking, we’ve got what you need.
Read on to discover three sleek-looking ways to camouflage the cut ends of your composite deck boards.
Likely, you’ve seen a traditional wood deck and noticed how the exposed board ends can noticeably bleach, warp, and weather quickly as compared to the rest of the deck. (When it’s made of wood, the “rest of the deck” doesn’t fair too well, either — over the course of a decade, the cost of maintenance will drive the overall expense up considerably.)
One way avoid unsightly end exposure is with a picture frame. Adding a picture frame to a deck refers to running at least one layer of a contrasting board around the perimeter of the deck, at the edge of the infill. The angled ends of the framing boards join at each corner of the deck to create a natural cover to finish the ends of composite decking.
Another great way to finish the ends of composite decking is to use fascia — the perpendicular boards that run the perimeter of a deck. Fascia can also be used with strategically placed stairs (e.g., wide steps or wrap-around stairs). While the fascia single-handedly hides the composite board ends, the stairs add another visual layer for a truly purposeful, finished look.
Fascia promises to match the appearance and durability of your high-performance deck.
If you opt to keep your boards exposed, the answer to how to finish the ends of composite decking is simple: TimberTech End Coating. TimberTech End Coating is formulated specifically for coating the ends of all TimberTech decking products and withstanding even the harshest weather conditions.
A brush or roller is all you need for application.
Ultimately, with TimberTech, the answer to how to finish the ends of composite decking is never difficult to find. Whether you’re looking to elevate the style of your deck with a contemporary picture frame, integrate fascia or protectively seal off the ends of your composite boards, we’re here to help.
Seal the deal (and your composite decking ends) with our weather-resistant finish.