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Clarification, hopefully!

Posted by Jason on April 15th, 2002 08:24 PM
In reply to waste the 3 feet and install the lattice with 4 foot seams ? by Q on April 14th, 2002 11:43 PM [Go to top of thread]

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Greetings Q,

If the deck was 5 feet high, I would install the lattice verticaly. The reason being that I would not want any horizontal seams. The lattice is 4 feet wide so, every 4 feet there would be a vertical seam. I would use a vinyl "H" channel to cover the seam.

This is personal preference. I would prefer to see vertical lines to give the deck an appearance of height. This means that you will probably have to waste 3 feet of every section.

I would measure the width of the area, (or run), under the deck, determine the middle and decide if I was going to butt two 4 foot sections at the middle or start with the first section centerd. This would depend on how much area I would have left on the ends.

I would use aluminum, (or stainless), fasteners so there would be no rust.

Recap.. vinyl lattice, vinyl H connectors, and rust free fasteners = a rot free, stain free, and maintainace free job.

Almost anyone can build a deck but, as you have probably read in post by my compadres, proper planning, good materials, and pride, make the difference.

I hope this helped.

Now, where the advice comes from,

I was brought up in the Home Improvement trade and had my own company for quite some time until
it was either that or my family.

I became a Building Inspector and now I'm a Zoning Officer and Housing Code Inspector. So, I have seen more ways to do things than the average contractor. Some were wrong, some were dangerous, and some were pretty scary!

Thank you for the kind words.

Best wishes,

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