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Trex RainEscape Deck Drainage System

Jun 14, 2018 | Posted in Product Spotlights By Jaclyn Kueny

Trex RainEscape Deck Drainage System

Trex RainEscape Deck Drainage System

Maximize your living space with the Trex RainEscape Deck Drainage System. Trex RainEscape is a unique under-deck drainage system that uses a combination of troughs and gutters to keep rail, spills, and snow melt from dripping through elevated deck boards. The Trex RainEscape Deck Drainage System creates a dry space that is perfect for lighting, ceiling fans, lounging systems, and more!

It is installed on the deck joists underneath the deck boards, so is typically installed during the deck build. The system can be installed using caulk, tape, and staples. It is designed to be easily installed by any DIY-er or builder. Trex RainEscape protects against rot by keeping floor joists dry and can be adjusted to fit both standard and non-standard joist spacing.

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The Basics


 

Step 1 - RainEscape Down Spout by Trex

RainEscape Down Spout by Trex

RainEscape Down Spouts for waterproofing under deck space are easy to install and fit both 12” and 16” center joist cavities. You will need at least one downspout for each joist cavity.

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Step 2 - RainEscape Trough By Trex

RainEscape Trough By Trex

Available in both 12’ and 16’, RainEscape Trough By Trex the RainEscape Trough by Trex fits both 12” and 16” joist spacing. Water runs down the Troughs to the Down Spouts, and then into gutters. Attached with caulk and staples, you’re sure to have a waterproof seal.

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Step 3 - RainEscape Butyl Tape By Trex

RainEscape Butyl Tape By Trex

Available in 4” wide rolls of 50’, the Signature Standard Accessory Brackets By Trex is specially designed to seal out moisture when used with the Troughs and Down Spouts.

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The Extras


 

RainEscape Butyl Caulk By Trex

RainEscape Butyl Caulk By Trex

The RainEscape Butyl Caulk By Trex is specially designed for use with the rest of the Trex RainEscape system. Each 10.3 oz tube covers approximately 50 lineal feet.

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RainEscape Post Flash By Trex

RainEscape Post Flash By Trex

Trex released their RainEscape Post Flash for 4x4 wood posts for further protection against moisture. The snug-fitting collar slides over a 4x4 post and is secured with caulk and butyl tape.

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RainEscape Elevations Double Sided Tape By Trex

RainEscape Elevations Double Sided Tape By Trex

Used on Trex RainEscape installations on a Trex Elevations steel framing system, the RainEscape Elevations Double Sided Tape replaces the need for staples for the Troughs and Down Spouts. Each roll is 2-½” wide by 50’ long.

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RainEscape Wall Flashing by Trex

RainEscape Wall Flashing by Trex

Sealing the gap between your house and deck boards, RainEscape Wall Flashing by Trex is a self-adhesive flash that helps prevent structural damage to your deck. Keep your ledger board dry and safe from snow, rainwater, and rot by using Wall Flash.

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More Information


 

Materials Estimator

Trex RainEscape has created a Materials Estimator that can help you determine the quanitites of each item that you will need for the size of your deck. You just need to measure your deck's dimensions and fill out the form to see what you need!

Materials Estimator

 

Feel free to give our experts a call at 1-888-824-5316 or send us an email at hello@decksdirect.com if you have any questions during any point in your project.

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Trex Rod Rail Aluminum Railing System

Jun 11, 2018 | Posted in Product Spotlights By Jaclyn Kueny

Trex Signature Aluminum Rod Railing System

Trex Signature Aluminum Rod Railing System

Sure to be the next big thing, Trex Rod Rail adds a modern twist on aluminum deck railing, Trex Signature Rod Rail comes in several rail and infill finish combinations. Available in easy to install kits that include the brackets and hardware. For custom looks, you can add lighting or crossover posts. Enjoy sleek design, unobstructed views and easy installation with Trex Signature Rod Rail.

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The Basics


Trex Rod Rail Railing Steps

 

Step 1 - Signature Aluminum Rod Rail Post By Trex

Signature Aluminum Rod Rail Post By Trex

The Signature Aluminum Rod Rail Post By Trex is a 2-1/2" x 2-1/2" post that gives your railing a strong backbone. They can attach to your deck surface or to concrete to form a clean and solid anchor for Signature Rod Rail Kits. Each standard and stair post includes a post cap and skirt, and each crossover post includes a post skirt and a crossover bracket.

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Step 2 - Signature Rod Rail Kit By Trex

Signature Rod Rail Kit By Trex

Offering a similiar look to cable, the Signature Rod Rail Kit By Trex is available in 6" and 8" feet at 36" high. It is a low maintenance option to give your deck a contemporary look. Enjoy sleek design, unobstructed views and easy installation. Each kit includes a top and bottom rail, rods, vertical supports, anti-rattle strips, mounting brackets, and hardware.

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Step 3 - Signature Standard Accessory Brackets By Trex

Signature Standard Accessory Brackets By Trex

Since brackets are not included with the panels, the Signature Standard Accessory Brackets By Trex are needed. They are also available in a Crossover Bracket option for a continuous handrail.

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Customizations & Additional Options


 

Mounting Plate For Trex Signature Posts

Mounting Plate For Trex Signature Posts

The Mounting Plate For Trex Signature Posts is your solution for ultimate stability with your Signature Aluminum Rod Rail Post By Trex. When used together, the posts are IRC compliant.

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Signature Wedge LED Rail Light By Trex Lighting

Signature Wedge LED Rail Light By Trex Lighting

Brighten up your Rod Rail system with Signature Wedge LED Rail Light By Trex Lighting. Made from durable powder-coated aluminum, the Wedge LED Rail Light adds a decorative touch to your railing.

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Signature LED Post Cap Light by Trex Lighting

Signature LED Post Cap Light By Trex Lighting

The Signature LED Post Cap Light By Trex Lighting is the perfect way to illuminate your Rod Rail System. These flat top aluminum post caps are a perfect fit for Signature Aluminum Rod Rail Posts, and give off the warm light your deck needs.

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Feel free to give our experts a call at 1-888-824-5316 or send us an email at hello@decksdirect.com if you have any questions during any point in your project.

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Deck of the Month Winner - May 2018

Jun 06, 2018 | Posted in Deck of the Month By Jaclyn Kueny

DecksDirect Deck of the Month Winner

Deck of the Month Winner May 2018

Congratulations to Steven from Washington for winning the Deck of the Month contest for May! He was able to completely restore his Tigerwood deck with Penofin's 3-Step Pro-Tech Complete Wood Care System. After completely stripping, cleaning, and brightening his deck, he used Ipe Oil Hardwood Deck Finish by DeckWise to protect and enhance the beauty of his hardwood deck.

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Check out what Steven had to say about his project:

"I didn't think it was going to be possible to restore my tigerwood deck. I had waited a couple of years and the algae and mildew had gotten a pretty good hold. After pressure washing I could see the wood again and then the 3 step penofin products did their magic. The stripper removes the burnt and old oil from the wood, even deep down. The cleaner brings out the color of the wood and then the brightener does it's job so that you can see the contrast in the tigerwood again."

The restoration of this tigerwood looks great! He can now enjoy his beautifully restored deck while sporting some DecksDirect gear. If you have a photo you would like to submit to our contest, simply post a photo to Instagram including the hashtag #DecksDirect OR submit a photo with a review on the appropriate product page OR shoot us an email to hello@decksdirect.com. By doing so, you will be entered to win great prizes from our Deck of the Month Contest!

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Memorial Day Shipping Times 2018

May 23, 2018 | Posted in Messages and News By Jaclyn Kueny

Memorial Day 2017

Have a Safe and Happy Memorial Day!

DecksDirect will be closed Monday, May 28th in observance of Memorial Day. 

We will resume normal business hours on Tuesday, May 29th, shipping and delivery will be impacted, please note the following in regards to shipping:

     • FedEx Home Delivery is closed on Monday and Tuesday
     • FedEx Commercial Ground & Express is closed on Monday

     • UPS is closed Monday

     • USPS is closed Monday

Please keep these dates in mind as you make your shipping plans.

Orders placed after 3:30pm on Friday, May 25th through 3:30pm Tuesday, May 29th will be shipped on Tuesday, May 29th. For more information about holiday shipping times, please visit FedEx, UPS, or USPS.

Feel free to contact the DecksDirect team at hello@decksdirect.com or give us a call at 1-888-824-5316.

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Deck of the Month Winner - April 2018

May 15, 2018 | Posted in Deck of the Month By Jaclyn Kueny

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Deck of the Month Winner April 2018

Congratulations to Teri and Bob from Pennsylvania for winning the Deck of the Month contest for April! They added an entire front porch to their house and used DecksDirect products to add style. They used Vintage Series Round Iron Basket Baluster by Fortress in both single and double basket styles. Teri and Bob secured their balusters to the rails using a variety of connectors by Fortress, Tehk, and our Universal Round Baluster Connectors.

Check out what Teri had to say about their project:

"We are really pleased with the way it has all turned out. We literally have people stop every day to tell us how much they love the new wrap around front porch. The Fortress Balusters make it!

I designed the whole porch and Bob built it with a local contractor’s help.

When designing I wanted something more decorative than the basic wood or straight metal so the baskets looked beautiful. I also wanted some level of privacy...but an unobstructed view from the porch. This works perfectly because when cars are driving past they can’t see in (think of the effect of blinds on a window) yet we can see everything while sitting on the porch.

I had a great experience with your company. The pricing was great and the processing/shipping speed was excellent. We are delighted with the quality of the product and the overall appearance of the finished product.

We were asked to have our home on the house tour for our town. We will put a good word in for Decks Direct."

They can now enjoy their new front porch while sporting their new DecksDirect gear!

This porch looks great and it's an awesome kick off to our summer Deck of the Month Contest Winners!! If you have a photo you would like to submit to our contest, simply post a photo to Instagram including the hashtag #DecksDirect OR submit a photo with a review on the appropriate product page OR shoot us an email to hello@decksdirect.com. By doing so, you will be entered to win great prizes from our Deck of the Month Contest!

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Westbury Aluminum Railing Systems

May 01, 2018 | Posted in Product Spotlights By Jaclyn Kueny

Westbury Aluminum Railing

Westbury Aluminum Railing

Westbury Aluminum Railing is an industry leader in the aluminum railing industry. Adding a level of sophistication to your deck, Westbury is known for their beauty and value. With a wide variety of designs and options to choose from, you can add the perfect railing system to your home. Westbury offers several different aluminum railing systems to fit your style and budget. From the classic Tuscany to the modern VertiCable, Westbury has something for everyone.

Westbury Railing Lines

  • Westbury Tuscany
  • Westbury Verticable
  • Westbury Riviera
  • Westbury Montego
  • Westbury Veranda

 

Ordering Westbury

Most of the Westbury systems are ordered the same way, with the exception of the Veranda, you simply have to choose your pieces and you’re dream railing can become a reality!

  • Step One - Select Your Railing Height and Post Dimensions. Standard railing heights are 36” and 42”. All of the Westbury posts are available in 2”, 3”, or 4” sizes, allowing you to choose a slim or substantial look for your railing.
  • Step Two - Select Your Railing Sections. Level rail kits are available in 5’, 6’, 7’, or 8’ lengths, while stair rail kits are available in 6’ or 8’ lengths. Tuscany offers 5 different types of brackets: Standard Wall Mount, Fixed Stair Mount, Angle Mount, Stair Swivel Mount, and Stair Double Swivel Mount.
  • Step Three - Choose Your Accents and Accessories. Highlight your railing with post skirts, and accessories. You can add lights, a drink rail, gates, and more!

 

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Westbury Railing Lines


 

Westbury Tuscany

The Westbury Tuscany is a great option for a stunning and sleek aluminum railing system. As a customer favorite, it offers timeless elegance as well as the opportunity for customization. These kits make installation simple and you can coordinate with lighting, gates, or a continuous handrail!

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Westbury VertiCable

Using pre-assembled, pre-tensioned cable panels, the Westbury VertiCable system eliminates the hassles faced with typical cable installs. Combine the sleek look of cable with the durability of aluminum with the Westbury VertiCable Railing System.

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Westbury Riviera

The Westbury Riviera is a way to add a touch more visual interest to your railing. Available in several different mid-rail designs, Riviera can create a view for seated guests and stands out more than a normal railing system.

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Westbury Montego

Stand out from a traditional railing system with the Westbury Montego. The appeal of this aluminum railing is the curved "belly" balusters that add an architectural touch to your deck railing.

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Westbury Veranda

Westbury Veranda Glass Railing uses a panel infill to allow your view to shine through. The powder-coated posts and rails form a sturdy framework for 1/4" tempered glass panels that must be sourced locally.

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Hidden Deck Fastening Systems

Apr 23, 2018 | Posted in Product Spotlights By Jaclyn Kueny

Hidden Deck Fasteners

Hidden Deck Fasteners

When building a new deck for your home, crafting a solid foundation ensures the durability and longevity of your deck for years to come. A significant decision is choosing which fastening method you’ll want to use on your deck boards. There are two primary systems builders are using today: traditional deck screws and modern hidden fasteners.

Standard deck screws are installed through the top side of a deck board down into the substructure to secure your decking. Hidden fasteners, on the other hand, are a concealed way to attach your decking. The hidden fasteners are installed on the sides of the deck boards to eliminate any visible connectors.

While deck screws are a long-established approach, they can open up your deck boards to possible rot or water damage. With hidden fasteners, your deck's flooring will maintain the smooth feel they had at your initial purchase without any unsightly mushrooming or holes. By not piercing the capstock or surface of your boards, hidden fasteners help keep your base sealed and protected against the elements for a longer-lasting deck with less labor and a beautiful finish.


Types of Hidden Deck Fasteners


 

If you love the clean look of a fastener-free install, then check out our selection of hidden deck fasteners for composite decking, grooved boards, softwoods, hardwoods and more.

Camo Hidden Fasteners

Camo Hidden Fasteners

Camo has developed a new system for hidden fasteners that reduces the installation time, maintenance and cost typical in other hidden fastener systems. You can quickly and easily install screws diagonally into a deck surface leaving a clean face without any visible hardware or plugs.

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AZEK and TimberTech Hidden Fasteners

AZEK and TimberTech Hidden Fasteners

AZEK and TimberTech offer a variety of fastener options to fit every project. TOPLoc Face Fastening System matches TimberTech decking, and the CONCEALoc Hidden Fastener System is a great way to create a fastener free decking surface. If craftsmanship is what you are going for, the Cortex Concealed Plugs are a great option.

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Trex Hidden Fasteners

Trex Hidden Fasteners

Trex Fastener Systems complement Trex Decking and Railing. These systems work with grooved boards but a groove cutter is available for use on non-grooved boards. Trex even offers hidden fasteners for use with their Trex Elevation Metal Framing.

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Tiger Claw Hidden Fasteners

Tiger Claw Hidden Fasteners

Tiger Claw Hidden Deck Fasteners are durable and sleek, allowing for a safe and secure grip without deck screws or fasteners showing. They preserve the beauty of the deck and reduce splitting, splintering, cupping, and rotting. All work installs from the top for an easier, faster, and cost-effective build.

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Ipe Clip Hidden Fasteners

Ipe Clip Hidden Fasteners

Ipe Clip from DeckWise is an excellent choice for installing a hardwood deck. This system has several options for various hardwoods and offered in three colors to blend with hardwood species. Ipe Clip fasteners are up to three times as strong as other fastening methods.

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EB-TY Hidden Fasteners

EB-TY Hidden Fasteners

EB-TY from Simpson Strong-Tie provides a fastener-free deck surface thanks to a strong biscuit-fastening system. The fasteners secure to the joists and provide stable installation of a variety of decking materials.

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Mantis Hidden Fasteners

Mantis Hidden Fasteners

Camo has developed a new system for hidden fasteners that reduces the installation time, maintenance and cost typical in other hidden fastener systems. You can quickly and easily install screws diagonally into a deck surface leaving a clean face without any visible hardware or plugs.

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Stowaway Hidden Fasteners

Stowaway Hidden Fasteners

Stowaway Hidden Fasteners from Deckorators secures your deck boards to joists with a discreet spacer and a color-matched screw to provide a virtually unnoticeable fastening solution.

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For an unblemished deck with no exposed drill holes or mismatched plugs, hidden fasteners are ideal for any type of material or wood, and allows for a cleaner and safer deck surface. At any point in your project, even if you have just a few simple questions, feel free to give our experts a call at 1-888-824-5316 or send us an email at hello@decksdirect.com.

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Feeney CableRail

Apr 12, 2018 | Posted in Product Spotlights By Jaclyn Kueny

Feeney CableRail System

Feeney Cable Railing System

As a pioneer in the cable railing industry, Feeney has incorporated a mix of innovation, simplification, and quality to make them one of the strongest companies on the market today. In response to growing interest for an unobtrusive railing, Feeney turned their experience in nautical rigging towards the railing industry. Since its first introduction, Feeney cable has continued to improve and make its cable even more accessible.

Feeney introduced the QuickConnect fitting fastener that has automatic-locking jaws to securely grip the cable and speed up installation. After developing an entire infill system, Feeney focused on simplifying and streamlining. They created Standard Assembly kits using the QuickConnect fittings available in lengths from 5ft to 70ft long.

Feeney cable has limitless possibilities as its sleek design makes for an obstruction-free view with customizable options. For more personalization, Feeney also offers the DesignRail system. It is a pre-engineered cable railing system that is completely designed by you. Including over 200 custom colors, DesignRail can help complete the style you want easily.


So How Does it Work?


 

Feeney CableRail, a standard in the cable railing industry, has made planning and ordering your cable system as simple as ever. You can have a flawless railing system in four steps.

Step 1: Determine what materials you will be using for your posts and rails. Feeney CableRail is an infill system, meaning that your frame will have to be purchased separately. CableRail may be installed on new or existing wood and metal railings.

 

 

 

 

Step 2: Once you have your post and rail materials, divide your frame into sections by determining the post layout of your project. Decide which corner and end posts will be used as cable termination posts. It’s important to note that straight runs should not exceed 70 feet, and any cable runs that have bends may only have 2 corner bends at most and may not exceed 40 feet. Once you’ve laid out your plans, mount your posts onto the deck’s surface or fascia board and install any post skirts or trim that you want.

 

 

Step 3: Determine the cable size and lengths of cable you will need. Feeney CableRail is available in three cable sizes: 1/8”, 3/16”, and 1/4”. Next, measure the dimensions of each of your sections and select the cable assembly lengths that will fit each run. Feeney CableRail Level Assembly Kits are offered in 5ft increments from 5 to 70 feet long. CableRail Stair Assembly Kits are available in 20 foot lengths. You will want your assemblies to extend at least one foot longer than the length of your section for an accurate installation. Feeney offers a pre-drilled intermediate picket very section spanning more than 3 feet requires an intermediate picket to support the cables. Feeney offers a pre-drilled intermediate picket made to accommodate a 42” high railing but can be trimmed on site as needed.

 

Step 4: Calculate the number of cable runs you will need; the number of Assembly Kits you will order depends on your railing height and design. Remember each horizontal cable is a separate Assembly Kit, and you will be ordering as many kits as cable runs you have. Cables should not be spaced more than 3 inches apart to pass building codes and regulations.

 

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Don't Forget


 

CableRail Stainless Protector Sleeves by Feeney

CableRail Stainless Protector Sleeves by Feeney

The CableRail Stainless Protector Sleeves by Feeney protects the drill holes on corner and stairway transition from cable abrasion. Works with both 1/8" and 3/16" diameter cable sizes on wood posts. This protector sleeve is easy to install into a 1/4" diameter hole with just the tap of a hammer. The 1/2" diameter outer flange provides solid grip and adds an attractive finished look.

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Cable Tensioning Tool By Feeney

Cable Tensioning Tool By Feeney

An improperly tensioned cable can cause unsightly distractions from an otherwise beautiful rail system. It can also make or break the rail passing code inspection. Avoid these mistakes with the Cable Tensioning Tool By Feeney! With a built-in tension indicator and a 6x gear ratio to ensure correct tension and installation is a breeze, much like that nice breeze you'll enjoy on your deck with your new cable rail.

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CableRail Stainless Steel End Cap By Feeney

CableRail Stainless Steel End Cap By Feeney

CableRail Stainless Steel End Caps by Feeney add a decorative finish to the CableRail cable assemblies. The stainless steel offers durable protection for all sizes of CableRail assemblies. Choose from three styles: Dome, Chamfer and Crown, all sold individually.

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Fortress FE26 is in stock and ready to ship from our DecksDirect warehouse in Minneapolis. At any point in your project, even if you have just a few simple questions, feel free to give our experts a call at 1-888-824-5316 or send us an email at hello@decksdirect.com.

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