Nova - Real Wood Solutions
The ONLY Hidden Deck Fasteners that Allow Wood to Expand and Contract Naturally.
Perfect for Hardwoods like Ipe, Batu, Cumaru, Tigerwood & Mahogany.
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Hidden Deck Fasteners & Wood Decking
Natural wood decking is subject to expansion and contraction in the width of the boards as a result of seasonal changes in humidity in your individual location.
We designed the ExoDek QuickClip hidden deck fastener specifically to allow for this natural swelling and shrinkage in the widths of individual boards after installation.
Typical deck boards can swell up to 3/16” in width. The ExoDek QuickClip hidden decking fastener will compress to absorb this expansion. When the wood later dries out,
the hidden fastener spring clip will move the boards back into place, centered perfectly, and securely fastened to the joist below.
Installation Instructions for Hidden Decking Fasteners
ExoDek QuickClip hidden deck fasteners are designed primarily for use with 5/4x4 and 5/4x6 with groove centered in height - installer may choose best face.
May also be used with 1x4, 1x6, 2x4 and 2x6 with grooves offset - always locate the groove 13/32” or approximately 0.40" from bottom face. Run groove with best face up, boards will not be reversible.
Our fasteners include lifetime warranty, torx drive, deck screws.
We recommend installing your deck with our hidden deck fasteners in sections of 4 to 6 rows at a time. Be sure to check alignment of rows with a laser guide and keep distance from walls consistent as you work outwards.
Starter board should be face screwed and Fasteners may be countersunk and plugged with a dowel. Starter clips are also available separately.
ExoDek QuickClip hidden deck fasteners have a limited lifetime warranty subject to certain terms and conditions. Please see www.novausawood.com for details on our warranty and registration.
Installation instructions for the ExoDek QuickClip hidden deck fasteners and the manufacturer’s installation instructions for the wood decking itself must be followed for the warranty to be valid.
Be sure to allow for adequate ventilation underneath your deck and follow all manufacturer’s instructions, including finishing your deck with an appropriate penetrating oil wood finish.
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Grooved Decking Boards - Required Patterns
Our deck clips are designed for typical 5/4x4 and 5/4x6 grooved deck boards with 3/16" height grooves located at the mid point of the thickness or height of the board.
With typical 1" net thickness boards, the lower edge of the groove is located at 13/32" or approximately 0.40" when measured from the bottom of the board.
Our clips require a minimum groove height of 1/8" but the location of the groove off the bottom of the board must be milled precisely at 0.40" +/- .01" from the bottom.
When using our deck clip with 1x4 or 1x6 boards, the groove will be offset in height and therefore, only one face will be usable during installation.
The recommended groove depth is 1/2" with a minimum depth of 7/16".
We do not recommend using 1x6 with hidden fasteners. 1x6 boards are inherently less stable than other typical sizes of decking.
5/4x4 is the most stable board and is our standard recommendation for the most versatile board that can handle a wider variety of installation conditions.
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