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Old 10-28-2009, 12:24 PM   #1
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I self-installed my 900 ft. Trek deck and followed all instructions. I love it but have two problems. It's been in place for 2 or 3 years now and at the ends of some boards the screws (Dek Mate) have sheared off between decking and underlayment. (cedar) I also have a burn mark (caused by me) and wonder how/if it can be removed.

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Old 10-29-2009, 09:16 AM   #2
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I am a representative of Trex and would like to answer your question. The Dek Mate screws are not a fastener we recommend. You may want to replace the screws with a screw we have tested that work well with Trex. Please contact me directly to discuss your concerns.

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I am a representative of Trex and would like to answer your question. The Dek Mate screws are not a fastener we recommend. You may want to replace the screws with a screw we have tested that work well with Trex. Please contact me directly to discuss your concerns.

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Trying for a sell job? Why not just answer the question here? You say you do not recommend dek Mate.Well what does Trex recommend? And does trex have a solution for getting rid of the burnt marks?
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Trying for a sell job? Why not just answer the question here? You say you do not recommend dek Mate.Well what does Trex recommend? And does trex have a solution for getting rid of the burnt marks?

Brilliant! I'm going to check this post everyday to see his ingenious reply.


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Old 10-30-2009, 12:30 PM   #5
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The following are composite screw type fasteners that Trex recommends.

Dexxter Composite Screw
Website: www.swansecure.com Phone: 800-966-2801

FastenMaster TrapEase II Composite Screw
Website: www.fastenmaster.com Phone: 800-518-356

Phillips II Plus High Performance or Pozisquare
Website: www.phillipsii.com Phone: 888-332-6283

In regards to the burn, the best solution depending upon the board type is to flip the board over. If the board is Trex Accents or Contours with a wood grain type finish, this solution would not apply. A cleaning with a deck brightener may also lighten the burn area.

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Brilliant! I'm going to check this post everyday to see his ingenious reply.


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