How do you use joist tape?
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In this regard, how do you seal deck joists?
Coat the joists with a moisture-resistant stain or sealer before you install them to provide an extra level of protection. Paint all the surfaces and edges with a paintbrush, making sure you provide a generous coating on the ends.
Subsequently, question is, can you install Trex in cold weather? While most companies don't build any decks outside of this timeframe unless we are having an unusually warm early spring or late fall, Rock Solid Builders builds Trex® composite decks every winter over the 4 winter months because Trex® does not need staining or sealing.
Keeping this in view, does joist tape really work?
Joist tape is an affordable way to protect your deck substructure. Peel-and-stick flashing tape allows the wood to breathe because it is applied as a cap directly on top of joists and beams. Joist tape will protect your substructure from decay to guarantee your foundation lasts as long as your deck.
Do you stain deck joists?
It is not necessary to stain the underside of your deck for protection from the elements, especially if you use pressure-treated wood, which helps keep wood-boring insects out.