How to Install Hidden Deck Fasteners

Last Updated on July 1, 2020 by Marsh Fasteners

If you are keen to preserve the smooth, seamless appearance of your deck, then you may want to consider using hidden deck fasteners as opposed to using traditional screws. Here is how to install hidden deck fasteners to perfection. 

Installing Hidden Deck Fasteners 

 

  • Select the Right Grade Fastener

 

The first step is to decide what type of hidden deck fasteners you will need. For example, the grade of the fastener will influence its durability. If you live in an area that sees a lot of rain or snow, then it is definitely recommended opting for hidden deck fasteners that are made of 305 or, better yet, 316-grade stainless steel. 

  1. Select the Right Type Fastener

You will also need to decide on the right hidden deck fasteners in terms of installation. For instance, a hidden fastening system that allows for topside installation will be better suited to a deck that is going to be placed high off the ground, or very close to it. 

 

  • Select a Fastener that Complements the Deck’s Material 

 

Finally, you will need to keep in mind that not all hidden deck fasteners are created equal, and you will need to select ones that complement the material that your deck is made of, and whether the deck’s board profile is grooved or square edged. 

 

  • Follow the Manufacturer’s Instructions 

 

From there, you will need to follow the manufacturer’s instructions very closely to ensure seamless installation of your hidden deck fasteners. 

Most hidden deck fastening systems and singular hidden deck fasteners are very easy to master, even if you are not used to DIY projects. However, if you find yourself struggling to grasp the concept, it is always better to call a professional for assistance.

 For quality hidden deck fasteners that you can trust, do not hesitate to get in touch with the team at Marsh Fasteners today. 

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