Introduction to Trex Hideaway Fasteners
Trex Hideaway Fasteners are an innovative and revolutionary way to install Trex decking boards without any visible screws or nails. The Trex Hideaway Hidden Fastening System is designed to work with Trex grooved deck boards, and it provides excellent hold-down power and a smooth, fastener-free surface. In this article, we will explain how to use Trex Hideaway Fasteners and provide step-by-step instructions for a successful installation.
Advantages of Trex Hideaway Fasteners
There are several benefits to using Trex Hideaway Fasteners, including the following:
- It eliminates visible screws or nails, which creates a clean-looking deck surface.
- It preserves the beauty of the Trex decking by avoiding surface penetration.
- It reduces the risk of injury since there are no exposed screws or nails to cause injuries.
- It simplifies the installation process, which saves time and money.
- It protects the decking from moisture intrusion, which extends the life of the deck.
Tools Required for the Installation of Trex Hideaway Fasteners
Before starting the installation process, you need to have the following tools:
- Your choice of Trex decking boards
- A drill
- A drill bit
- The Trex Hideaway installation gun
- Hidden fasteners
- The Trex Hideaway Router Bit
- A dust mask
- Safety glasses
Installation Process of Trex Hideaway Fasteners
Step 1: Layout Your Deck Design
Before starting the installation process, you need to lay out your deck design to ensure that you have all the materials required.
Step 2: Install Starter Clips
Starter clips are used to secure the first deck board in place. Install two starter clips at every joist, at a 90-degree angle to the joist, with the mounting tabs facing up.
Step 3: Fix Hidden Fasteners
Snap the hidden fastener into the groove located on the edge of the deck board. Fasten a screw into the fastener in the right position to secure the fastener to the joist. Repeat this process for the remaining fasteners.
Step 4: Install the Next Deck Board
Insert the next deck board into the Trex Hideaway Fastener System, making sure it's aligned correctly. Use the Trex Hideaway Router Bit to groove out the sides of the board to fit the fasteners correctly.
Step 5: Add Finishing Touch
After all the deck boards are in place, a clean look can be achieved through the use of fascia boards installed on the sides of the deck. The fascia boards can easily be drilled through the hidden fasteners installed on the sides of the decks, and the fascias can be put into place.
Trex Hideaway Fasteners provide an efficient and effortless way to install decking boards without visible nails or screws. The system preserves the beauty of Trex decking while making the installation process easier, safer, and faster. By using the tips provided in this article, you can install Trex Hideaway Fasteners as outlined, and you'll be able to sit back, relax and enjoy your beautiful deck without any visually obstructing screws or nails..