Seamless Decking: The Benefits of Utilizing Hidden Fasteners When Installing Trex Decking

Build­ing a deck with Trex deck­ing and fas­cia doesn’t have to be com­pli­cat­ed. Trex is one of the nation’s lead­ing man­u­fac­tur­ers of deck­ing prod­ucts, but to prop­er­ly secure their mate­ri­als, you need fas­ten­ers that firm­ly secure the boards, allow for move­ment and expan­sion while hid­ing unsight­ly screw holes.

Using the Cortex System

The Cor­tex Hid­den Fas­ten­er Sys­tem allows deck builders and DIY-mind­ed home­own­ers to cre­ate an ele­gant, con­sis­tent appear­ance on their decks. It works in con­junc­tion with Trex deck­ing, to hide the fas­ten­ers while also allow­ing for move­ment and shift­ing between the deck and the fascia.

Seamless Decking: Benefits of Hidden Fasteners for Trex Decking

The dif­fer­ence in expan­sion and con­trac­tion between deck fram­ing and the fas­cia can cre­ate a vari­ety of issues, which include warp­ing the fas­cia board and shear­ing screws. Fas­ten­Mas­ter has devel­oped a sim­ple yet inno­v­a­tive sys­tem that allows for this nec­es­sary move­ment while cre­at­ing a fin­ished look that is vir­tu­al­ly invisible. 

The Cor­tex sys­tem com­bines four com­po­nents: a bor­ing tool, a set­ting tool, screws, and fas­cia plugs that hide the hole. The plugs are made from the same mate­r­i­al as the Trex fas­cia, so the hole is almost impos­si­ble to see.

This sys­tem pro­vides numer­ous ben­e­fits. It pro­vides a long-last­ing con­nec­tion between the fas­cia and the deck frame. It allows the fas­cia to expand and shift sep­a­rate­ly from the deck itself, to reduce the chances of unsight­ly warps and the shear­ing of screws, which would allow the fas­cia to come loose. 

By com­plete­ly hid­ing the screw holes, it also has the ben­e­fit of cre­at­ing a seam­less appear­ance. The Cor­tex sys­tem is avail­able in over two dozen col­ors to match the exact mate­r­i­al used as a deck fascia. 

Struc­tur­al qual­i­ty and visu­al appeal are clear ben­e­fits when using the Cor­tex Hid­den Fas­ten­er sys­tem for Trex fas­cia. Anoth­er ben­e­fit is that you can use these prod­ucts in com­bi­na­tion with numer­ous parts and acces­sories avail­able from FastenMaster.

Everything You Need for Complete Decking Installation

Fas­ten­Mas­ter, a lead­ing inno­va­tor in fas­ten­ers, proud­ly offers hid­den fas­ten­ers for Trex deck­ing. We also have an exten­sive sup­ply of prod­ucts that work with Trex materials. 

Oth­er than the lum­ber itself, we have every­thing you need to com­plete a deck instal­la­tion quick­ly, effi­cient­ly, and effectively. 

Our exten­sive list of prod­ucts that can be used with Trex deck­ing includes: 

  • Col­lat­ed Cor­tex for Deck­ing: the best way to hide fas­ten­ers in com­pos­ite, cap­stock, and PVC deck­ing boards – now 50% faster on a col­lat­ed strip.

  • Cor­tex for Fas­cia: the strongest, eas­i­est way to hide fas­ten­ers in Trex Fas­cia Boards.

  • TCG Clips: the fastest, eas­i­est way to hide fas­ten­ers on grooved decking.

  • Tiger Claw Gun: the fastest way to install hid­den fas­ten­ing clips into grooved decking.

These are just a hand­ful of exam­ples. We have many more fas­ten­ers, includ­ing Trex hid­den fas­ten­ers for your next deck-build­ing project. 

The Fasteners Your Next Project Deserves

Whether you are cre­at­ing an elab­o­rate deck for a new cus­tomer or sim­ply adding to your own prop­er­ty, you’ll find the fas­ten­ers you need from FastenMaster. 

Vis­it our site today to browse our exten­sive col­lec­tion of code-com­pli­ant fas­ten­ers. You can also enter your zip code to find a retail­er where you can pur­chase our inno­v­a­tive products.