In some cases, during your install you will have to butt Aeratis end to end. Typically, this is called a butt joint. In almost all cases that Aeratis is installed parallel to the house, you will have butt joints. If this occurs these butt joints must be glued together and screws must be used to secure this butt joint. Recommended: PVC TrimWelder Website: Click Here
As a best practice we recommend using a joist adhesive in addition to fasteners when installing Aeratis. There are many brands of construction adhesive on the market today. When selecting the best construction adhesive make sure the adhesive is a urethane exterior construction adhesive.
There are many different factors that will influence your choice of fasteners. Please know, the chemical composition of the Aeratis product is not one of the items. More often than not, the chemical used to tread the wood that you are fastening the Aeratis boards to plays the biggest part in making this selection. In a nutshell, the chemicals in the wood break down the fastener material over time if you don’t choose the right fastener material type.
Best Fasteners and Highest Recommendation: Stainless Steel Staples for Pneumatic Flooring Nailer
Second Best Fastener to Use: Stainless steel T or L nails for Pneumatic Flooring Nailer
Aeratis plugs are offered through STARBORN Industries.Contact your local lumber yard for pricing.
Common Used Material Types:
- Stainless Steel – Best Material to use
- Galvanized – Check the joist system treater for best fastener material type to use with their treated wood.
- Coated Fasteners: Typically these screws are protected by a coating. http://screw-products.com/bronze-star-exterior-use/
- Steel: This materiel will rust over time. Never use this to fasten your Aeratis boards
- Aluminum: Never use this to fasten your Aeratis boards
- Brass: Never use this to fasten your Aeratis boards
Please keep in mind, it is always best practice to take a sample piece of the Aeratis color you would like to match to your local paint store. Below are some links where we have done this for you as a guide.
If you are looking for the best stains to use, please take a look at our paint and stain guide. Select a stain and take a sample piece and have the paint & stain store match the color and provide a sample for testing. This is the only way to insure an accurate match.
Hole Filler for DuraTech Cap Products
Starborn Industries is the supplier for all Aeratis Plugs. Use the Starborn plugs for all Aeratis DuraTech Capped Products. See below for Aeratis Traditions options.
Paintable hole filler for Aeratis Traditions Flooring, Ceiling and Shutters—
Recommended: BONDO® WOOD FILLER, QUART, 20082 Website: Click Here.
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