Tiger Claw hidden deck fasteners promise faster and easier installation. The fasteners are constructed from heavy-gauge stainless steel and can be used on woods, synthetic and composite decking materials. To ease installation, the company has introduced the Tiger Jaw tool, which uses compression to install all types of deck boards when using any Tiger Claw fastener. The Tiger Jaw works from the second row to, and including, the last row (the first row of boards is screwed down).
Simpson Strong-Tie’s Strong-Drive SD screw (for use with the company’s structural connectors) is designed to replace nails in certain products. The SD screw features an optimized shank, which is designed to match the fastener holes in Simpson Strong-Tie connectors. The hex head helps eliminate cam-out and avoids stripping of the head. The sharp point of the screw enables fast starts, and the serrated threads reduce torque for improved drivability.
“Thorough planning will help keep the construction schedule on target, cost of materials in check and can ensure the homeowner’s continued enjoyment and use of the deck,” said A.E.R.T.’s Brent Gwatney.
Thanks to strides made by manufacturers, decks can run the gamut from a major redesign to a simple upgrade. Either way they’ll be attractive, functional and long lasting.
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