Building a deck? There are plenty of decks styles to choose from, or you can design your own. Depending on what you’re building, chances are you’ll likely require metal connectors and deck fasteners to ensure it’s built right.
These connectors however need to be fastened or attached properly too. For example, a metal joist hanger must be fastened using the appropriate joist hanger nails (or screws) that have the sheer strength for the designed load. These hangers are not to be fastened with just any old deck screws, drywall screws or nails. Also, each and every hole in the metal joist hanger must be nailed off, not just some.
Build your deck to be safe for your friends & loved ones and prevent deck failure of collapse.