- Set fascia in place being sure to follow proper
- Drive TOPLoc fascia fastener 90 degrees with the fascia surface so that the screw head is flush with the surface.
Do not completely torque down screw; screw should serve as a hanging mechanism to allow for expansion and contraction
in the fascia.
- Continue fastening in the pattern described being sure to work left to right or right to left. This will ensure flatness
in the fascia.
TimberTech Solid Planks
TimberTech recommends the use of TimberTech TOPLoc Face Fasteners
for solid plank installations. Pre-drilling is required when within 1-1/2" of the ends of the plank and for temperature below
45 degrees Fahrenheit to avoid splitting and screw shear. Alternate fasteners are stainless steel or high quality coated composite
Use TOPLoc Face Fasteners or a minimum of #8 x 2½" Stainless
Steel or other high quality coated composite screws.
This may occur when a non-composite deck screw is driven into the decking. It can be greatly reduced or eliminated by using a screw
designed for composite lumber. If mushrooming occurs, lightly tap the material back into the hole on all planks, except Earthwood
Evolutions. When installing Earthwood Evolutions, using TOPLoc
reduces the chance of mushrooming. If using alternative fasteners or other composite screws, it is recommended to pre-dimple the
plank by drilling a hole slightly smaller in diameter than the screw head and as deep as the screw head before driving.
Use of any alternative fastener does not void the TimberTech warranty; however, if a decking failure is caused by using one
of these alternative fastening methods, any corresponding claims will be denied.
Fasteners should be installed perpendicular to the deck surface and driven flush; do not overtighten or splitting may
occur. Always double joists at butt seams. Do not toe screw as this will cause splitting.