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Decking Application

Deck Screws and Fasteners

SPAX® Engineered Fasteners are designed to drive faster and hold stronger. We have a product for every step of your decking build.

SPAX® ENGINEERED FASTENERS

YOU'RE NOT STANDARD. NEITHER ARE WE.

Types of Decking Materials

There are several types of wood decks to choose from, each with their own unique characteristics and advantages. Here are some of the most popular types of wood decks:

  • Pressure-treated wood - This is the most common type of wood used for deck construction. It is treated with chemicals to resist rot, decay, and insects.
  • Cedar - Cedar is a popular choice for decks because of its natural resistance to decay and insects. It has a rich, warm color and a soft texture.
  • Redwood - Redwood is similar to cedar in its natural resistance to decay and insects. It has a deep, reddish color and a straight, tight grain.
  • Composite - Composite decking is made from a blend of wood fibers and plastic. It is low-maintenance and resistant to rot, decay, and insects.

Data on decks in the united states

According to a report from the National Association of Home Builders, 81% of homes in the United States have a deck or porch. The survey also found that the average deck size is around 320 square feet.


Building a deck

A typical deck can be made with the correct material purchased from your local retailer or lumberyard. The shift away from nails and conventional lag bolts towards exterior coated screws and structural screws to ensure you have connections that are strong and long lasting. SPAX® screws have you covered with everything but the lumber to build a durable deck. No matter the application, you have a solution with our products. Build your deck with confidence knowing that SPAX screws are third-party tested, and our High Corrosion Resistance (HCR®/HCR-X™) coatings will last as long as your project!

Check out our Decking Calculator below to help you estimate fastener and tape needs based on your deck project size.

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decking project calculator

Enter the information below to determine how many deck board fasteners and rolls of joist tape you'll need for your project.

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ULTIMATE STRENGTH FOR YOUR DECK

FOR EVERY CONNECTION SPAX® HAS YOU COVERED

SPAX® Engineered Fasteners are designed to drive faster and hold stronger.  SPAX has the best products and lengths for every part of your deck to help you amplify your results

Power Deck Application

PowerDeck®

Rely on unmatched pulling power and perpetual hold. SPAX® 304 series stainless steel offers premium corrosion resistance.


Use for: Wood Deck Board Fastening, Railing Baluster Applications

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PowerLags®

Replace conventional lags with our powerhouse structural fasteners. The perfect solution for wood-to-wood connections and code recognized for deck ledger attachment.


Use for: Deck Ledger Attachment, Deck Post

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Multi-Material Fasteners

Our most versatile collection of fastening solutions. For decking projects, rely on our proprietary HCR-X™ coating is code recognized for use in treated lumber and offers excellent corrosion resistance.


Use for: Wood Deck Board Fastening, Railing Baluster Applications

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PowerTrim®

Rely on our seamless solution for fasteners virtually disappear for clean exterior trim and spindle applications.


Use for: Spindles, Fascia

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Composite Deck Screws

The ideal fasteners for a clean finish while installing most major brands of composite deck boards to your exterior deck project.


Use for: Composite Deck Board Fastening

EVERYTHING ELSE YOU NEED FOR PERFECT DECKS

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Deck Board Spacer
The perfect deck installation is in the details. SPAX® deck spacers ensure uniform gaps between boards for a polished, professional install, with the versatility of 4 different deck spacing dimensions.
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Deck Joist & Beam Flashing Tape
Protect decks from moisture and rotting with durable, high-strength SPAX® deck joist and beam flashing tape, made to create a tight seal around deck screws.
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DECK2WALL® SPACERS
Protect your ledger board connections by adding spacing for proper drainage with DECK2WALL® Spacers, approved for use with SPAX® PowerLags®.
SPAX Factor™

SPAX® Delivers the Highest Structural Values in the Industry


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Exterior Treated Lumber Approved Fastener Coatings

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HCR®

HCR is a dual-barrier coating system designed to extend the longevity of SPAX® fasteners in ground-contact, treated lumber and exterior freshwater applications. Plated with a zinc base coat and finished with a durable top coat, they are engineered to withstand the toughest conditions.

NOTE: HCR® coating comes in black, white, and yellow.

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HCR-X™

HCR-X is a SPAX-developed, proprietary, dual- barrier coating system with superior corrosion protection against red rust, designed for use in both treated lumber and freshwater environments.

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Stainless Steel

304 stainless steel fasteners provide code- compliant use in ground-contact, pressure-treated, and fire-retardant-treated lumber in general and coastal construction projects. They’re well-suited for use with cedar and redwood decking.

Refer to FRT manufacturer for recommendations on fastener coatings into FRT lumber.
NOTE: SPAX® recommends stainless steel for cedar & redwood applications.

We've Got You Covered

Find the right screw or fastener for your next job with the largest variety of diameters, lengths and head styles in the industry.

Related Products

Buy less. Do More.

Rely on SPAX to use 200% less fasteners for deck ledgers.

SPAX needs

16

to get the job done

Competitors need up to

40

for the same applcation

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SPAX® POWERLAGS® FASTENERS

SMART ALTERNATIVE FOR THE CONVENTIONAL LAG

High Performance. High Value.

The largest selection of code-recognized structural wood-to-wood fasteners in the industry!

SPAX is Independently Tested and Approved

DrJ Engineering TER reports use specialized testing and industry-approved evaluations to certify that products meet specific performance requirements of the appropriate sections of the appropriate building code. We follow ICC AC257 acceptance criteria for all exterior coated screws.
Residential
IRC applies to detached one-and-two family dwellings and townhouses not more than three stories.
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Building Code
IBC applies to all buildings or structures that do not conform to the IRC.
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Product Feature

Deck2Wall® Spacers

Protect your ledger board connections by adding spacing for proper drainage with DECK2WALL® Spacers, approved for use with SPAX® PowerLags®.

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