Patent Number: 6,170,212

Title: Deck system

Abstract: A deck system including cooperating plastic planks, fastener covers and end caps. Each of the plastic planks has at least one channel in the upper surfaces which extends the length of the plank. Each channel includes at least one pair of opposed ledges. Each fastener cover is configured for insertion into one of the channels. The fastener cover is an elongate member having an upper face portion and a pair of legs downwardly depending from the upper face portion and extending substantially the entire length thereof. The fastener cover includes a pair of upper laterally projecting flanges and a pair of lower laterally projecting flanges. When a fastener cover is inserted into a channel, the pairs of upper and lower flanges receive the at least one pair of ledges with a gap sufficient to accommodate displacement of the fastener cover arising from ice expansion in the channel. Such a gap minimizes the likelihood of damage to the fastener cover and/or its expulsion from the channel as a consequence of ice expansion in the channel.

Inventors: Suchyna; Mark G. (Lancaster, NY), Kearful; Robert G. (Elma, NY)

Assignee: CertainTeed Corporation

International Classification: E04B 5/12 (20060101); F04B 005/48 ()

Expiration Date: 01/09/2018