How to Replace Vinyl Deck Planks

Vinyl deck planks, made from PVC, fiber-reinforced vinyl or recycled HDPE, provide a low-maintenance alternative to wood boards. Together with their immunity to moisture and chlorine, vinyl-plank decks are suitable for decks abutting backyard pools. With any luck, you’ll have little need to replace this long-lasting composite. Should you need to reinstall a plank, you reverse the procedure geared to your specific system of vinyl planks.

If present, the screws holding the end caps or C stations covering every end of this vinyl plank. Remove the caps or stations and place them apart carefully with small salvaged can or all the screws in a plastic bag.

Pop out the station fill pieces as for instance, by hand or with a narrow putty knife, lifting and gently inserting the knife in the end of the fill sheet. As it strikes each joist back out the now-exposed screws in the stations of this vinyl plank.

The slightly more narrow plank found with interlocking vinyl planks known as planks, such as the ones made by Dream Deck and Gorilla Decking. Unscrew the finish strip covering the tongue of the starter strip. Back out the screws fastening the starter strip. Flip the top edge of this starter plank up to unsnap it in the very first plank, or pull it straight toward you, based upon the plan of this. Until you reach continue removing each vinyl plank in turn and backing screws from every tongue out and remove.

Cut the replacement deck plank to the initial vinyl plank’s identical length. Mark the plank using a carpenter’s pencil and speed square and cut it to size. Lay the deck plank and fasten it using fresh screws identical to those from the original setup. If necessary, complete, in addition to adjacent deck boards strips and end C or caps stations.

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