When you're building a deck with wood or composite lumber,* supplementing nails and screws with the right LIQUID NAILS® construction adhesives is an easy solution that lets you:
- Achieve a sturdier, more durable finished deck.
- Use fewer and smaller nails and screws overall.
- Prevent and eliminate squeaking boards.
- Prevent ugly and dangerous nail pops by accommodating for the natural movement, contraction and expansion of the lumber.
Here are three commonly overlooked deck components and how to make them better:
StairsApply LIQUID NAILS Brand Subfloor & Deck Construction Adhesive (LN-602) or LIQUID NAILS Brand Subfloor & Deck Construction Adhesive for Extreme Temperatures (LN-902) to the framing/stringers of the steps before installing the steps with screws and nails.
Composite Lumber Skirting/Fascia BoardsSkirting naturally moves more than other parts of the deck and requires an especially strong, elastic bond. Secure each board with LIQUID NAILS Brand Polyurethane Construction Adhesive (LN-950) before using the nails and screws.
Railing & Decorative CapsFor railings, use LIQUID NAILS Brand Subfloor & Deck Construction Adhesive (LN-602) or LIQUID NAILS Brand Subfloor & Deck Construction Adhesive for Extreme Temperatures (LN-902) in addition to the normal number of nails and screws to provide better long-term durability. These LIQUID NAILS construction adhesives can also be used for decorative caps and other trim pieces to achieve a more professional finish without unsightly mechanical fasteners.
*Adhesives cannot bond to 100% synthetic lumber.