Build Decks Faster Without Sacrificing Strength and Durability
October 24, 2023

Build Decks Faster Without Sacrificing Strength and Durability

Building high-quality decks is your passion. It is what drives you. But deck building is also your livelihood. In order to make a living, you have to build decks as fast as you can without sacrificing strength and durability. We can help. Keep reading to learn how.

Quality Is a Must

As a home services contractor, you take great pride in your quality. It is non-negotiable to you. Every customer represents a homeowner who deserves the very best. That's what you give on each and every installation. But here's the deal: you don't have to sacrifice build speed in order to give your customers the quality they expect. Speed and quality are not mutually exclusive.

There are two keys to building decks faster without sacrificing strength and durability. They are:

  1. Material Choices – Material choices have an enormous impact on how a deck is built. Choosing SPAX fasteners can make a significant difference. More on that in a minute.

  2. Construction Techniques – Deck builders can employ certain techniques that increase both speed and efficiency.

Combining the right materials with the right techniques changes everything. As far as materials are concerned, we have you covered with industry-leading engineered fasteners that leave the competition in the dust. You will have to research your other materials to find the best options.

Save Time with SPAX

How does SPAX save deck builders time without compromising on quality? By providing engineered fasteners designed from the ground up to be superior. By choosing SPAX fasteners, you can use fewer fasteners on every project. Every fastener you don't have to drive in equates to time saved.

You can check out our online calculator and our downloadable project guide to learn more about saving time with fewer fasteners. In a nutshell, you could use up to 50% fewer fasteners by choosing SPAX. But that's not all.

SPAX engineered fasteners don't require any pre-drilling. That means you can drive faster. Our engineered fastenegrrs are also designed to offer a stronger hold for a longer period of time. So even though you are driving fewer screws, the finished product will still be just as strong. It will last just as long, if not longer than a deck made with conventional fasteners.

Save Time with Creative Techniques

One of the things we appreciate about working with home contractors is learning some of the creative techniques they utilize on the job. A case in point is the practice of cutting your deck boards all at once – after installation.

The traditional way of doing things is to measure and cut each board prior to installation. That takes a lot of time, especially if you follow the 'measure twice, cut once' rule. But there is a more efficient way to do it.

Rather than measure and cut individually, run all your deck boards long. You'll be left with an overhang. Drop a chalk line after all your deck boards are laid and then cut them with a circular saw. You save time by not having to measure each board individually. In addition, you get a perfect overhang down the entire length of the deck.

Time Can Be Your Friend

As a deck builder, time doesn't have to be your enemy. It can be a friend that allows you to get more work done while still maintaining a high level of quality and professionalism.

SPAX is here to help you save time and do more by way of our engineered decking screws and fasteners. We carry a variety of fasteners ideal for decking projects. Contact us to learn more or to request a product sample.

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