Deckorators deck fasteners make it easier than ever to complete an outdoor project. The Stowaway™ Hidden Fastener discreetly secures deck boards to joists with a single stainless steel, color-matched screw.
At minimum, all structural hardware for decks should be hot-dipped galvanized steel. For the best protection, use stainless steel (see “Joist Hangers and Connectors,” below). At connections carrying structural loads, such as deck ledgers or railing posts, use through-bolts or lag screws.
Deck clips are the easiest to install—you can work from the top of the deck. Continuous fasteners require driving screws from underneath and are better suited to raised decks. You can also use masonry fasteners. With this hardware, an anchor bolt comes preassembled so its sleeve expands against the sides of a predrilled hole as you tighten the bolt.
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Today's options for attaching posts to deck surfaces. The idea of quickly installing a post where you want, on either a wood framed deck, concrete or even stone surface is appealing. With the right post anchors or hardware you can get some impressive aesthetic results and greatly reduce the potential for rot.
Use the Post Brace if you need even more strength for your application. It provides additional stiffness to either the mid-span of any long run of posts or at an end post near a house or wall. Hot zinc galvanized and powder coated for superior performance and includes #12x3" screws for both deck and post connections.
These wood deck screws work great for fastening wooden deck boards and are economical as well. They are the ones that most closely resemble the deck screws of old, but a closer look reveals the improvements. These DeckMate screws feature a Torx drive head, an auger tip, cut points on the treads to reduce resistance, and cutting nibs under the head that act like a countersink bit. A 5-lb. box of 393 costs $30 at The
HIDDEN DECK FASTENERS. Over time, face-nailed or face-screwed deck boards may loosen. Fasteners may stain the wood decking, or lead to splitting and water penetration. Seasonal swelling and shrinking of the wood lifts nail heads, and even screws to a lesser extent, above the surface.
At connections carrying structural loads, such as deck ledgers or railing posts, use through-bolts or lag screws. Through-bolts are stronger and should be used where possible. For the most critical connections on a deck, such as where ledgers attach to the house or to railing posts, use 1/2-inch bolts or lag screws.
Nails and screws typically fasten the rim joist into the end grain of the joists, but they don't hold well enough to resist the posts' leverage. In fact, according to some experts, it's impossible to achieve a code-compliant post-to-joist connection on a wood frame without using special metal connectors to transfer the force on the posts directly to the joists (Figure 1).
To install your wood posts onto the Deck Post Anchor, use the Titan Hole Saw for Deck Post Anchors to create the pilot hole needed. The 1-1/4 inch hole saw will be used for the 4 x 4 inch post anchor; whereas the 1-3/4 inch hole saw is ideal for the 6 x 6 inch post anchor.
The error: Insufficiently connecting a guardrail post to a deck is among the most dangerous deck-building errors. Fastening guardrails to deck rim joists or floor joists with wood screws is not acceptable.