Fence post caps are an attractive addition to any fence or deck. They also perform an important role, covering end grain that would otherwise absorb water that can lead to cracking and rotting. Fence post caps come in a wide variety of styles and sizes. Some require installation with a single nail or a few screws, but most are simply attached with construction adhesive.
Installing a fence post cap or multiple fence post caps is a quick project even those new to DIY can easily accomplish. Here’s what you’ll need to take on this task:
TOOLS & MATERIALS
- Caulking Gun
- Post Caps
- Adhesive, Exterior Construction
Apply adhesive. Apply a generous amount of adhesive in the middle of the cap and a narrow bead around the inside perimeter.
Install the cap. Once you’ve applied the adhesive, press the cap firmly on top of the post so the adhesive spreads over the surface of the post and seals around the perimeter. Allow the adhesive to dry per manufacturer instructions.
Your installation is complete!