I am looking for a specific replacement part for the decking material used on my home. I have been in the home for 5 years and a part in my plastic/composite decking needs repaired. The original owner/builder has passed away and I cannot find anyone local who knows the manufacturer of the decking material. I can also provide pictures if needed.
The decking on my home does not have any stamping or writing that indicates who manufactured the material. My decking is gray and has a center groove about 3/4" wide where you screw in your deck screws. A gray hard rubber insert is then hammered in to the groove to cover the screws.
Two years ago I had to take all of the center inserts out and replace most of the screws that has broken loose due to rusting. The manufacturer had not made any drain holes so water would sit in the grooved area. I drilled drain holes when I had the inserts out.
The problem came when I placed the inserts back in. Many of the strips had hardened to the point that they would either not go back in to the groove or would break. I now need to find replacement inserts or replace the entire deck. The deck material in very functional and stays fairly cool in the midwest heat of the summer.
Any suggestions on who the manufacturer is or was would be appreciated. Again I can post exact measurements and pictures if anyone might have an idea. These board are made to be butted up against each other, no spacing. They also are not solid boards.