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Deck Hardware

Deck hardware is the unsung hero of your decking system. It’s the glue that holds the entire project together, literally. Nowadays, deck hardware is built intuitively to make it possible for everyone—from seasoned professionals to building novices—to set their project up for success.

When shopping for deck hardware, the most important thing is to know what you’re looking for. There are many different types of hardware that belong between each piece of your deck, including:

  • Screws
  • Fasteners
  • Brackets
  • Bolts
  • Anchors
  • Hidden Fasteners

If you’re not sure what you need, use our virtual project planning tool to build your custom product shopping list. Or, visit one of our showrooms to experience our products in person and get recommendations from one of our team members.

Frequently asked questions about deck hardware

What fasteners do I use for building my deck?

When fastening deck boards to joists, the most common type of fastener is an #8 2.5” coated screw. Other deck hardware may be necessary for framing and other deck systems like railing.

Is it better to nail or screw a deck?

For deck hardware, screws are the superior choice over nails. They secure your deck materials and can prevent warping, especially for wood decking. Also, screws are easy to remove for deck maintenance without causing any damage.

Should I pre-drill holes for deck screws?

It’s unnecessary to pre-drill holes for deck hardware like screws, but most professionals recommend it. If you choose to have your deck installed by our expert team, this is a practice we will use.

Should I screw deck boards to every joist?

To ensure the stability and durability of your deck, you should fasten every board with two screws at each point that it crosses a joist. This can prevent warping and other wear and tear from foot traffic and furniture.

Installing your deck hardware

Whether you’re looking for help from a professional or ready to DIY, The Deck Supply has the resources you need to get the job done.

We ship all of our premium quality deck materials directly to your home for convenience and easy installation.

If you’re ready to tackle the project on your own, check out our resource center for installation guides, how-to videos, and tools to set your project up for success.