Streamline Your Deck with Hidden Fasteners for Composite Decking

The appear­ance of fas­ten­ers on a deck can harm the over­all visu­al appeal. They dis­rupt the pat­tern of the deck­ing lay­out and draw from the nat­ur­al warmth of com­pos­ite mate­ri­als, which are often designed to cre­ate the visu­al appear­ance of wood.

To main­tain the ele­gance of this mate­r­i­al, com­pos­ite deck­ing hid­den fas­ten­ers are often pre­ferred by con­trac­tors, builders, and homeowners. 

What Are Hidden Fasteners for Composite Decking?

Whether you are a pro­fes­sion­al or a DIY-mind­ed home­own­er, if you want a fas­ten­er that won’t harm the visu­als of a deck, hid­den fas­ten­ers are a great choice. There are a few options avail­able, includ­ing hid­den clips that go under­neath the deck­ing. There are also spe­cial screws that come with set­ting tools and plugs to cre­ate a seam­less appearance. 

If using grooved deck­ing, the Tiger­Claw TC‑G sys­tem can be uti­lized. It is a stain­less-steel clip that fea­tures a prong that digs into the upper por­tion of the groove. It also has a spac­er tap that auto­mat­i­cal­ly gaps the deck­ing boards to cre­ate a uni­form look on the final prod­uct. Builders can use two instal­la­tion meth­ods: either a hand-dri­ven tech­nique with pro­vid­ed screws or the Tiger­Claw pneu­mat­ic gun option.

Hidden Fasteners for Composite Decking

The Cor­tex Hid­den Fas­ten­ing Sys­tem from Fas­ten­Mas­ter is one of the most pop­u­lar hid­den fas­ten­ers for com­pos­ite deck­ing. The Cor­tex sys­tem con­sists of a spe­cial­ly-designed screw and a match­ing bit that is used to drill the fas­ten­ers to a spe­cif­ic depth. Once the screw is in place, a small cap is fit­ted into the hole to fill the impres­sion and make the fas­ten­er loca­tion vir­tu­al­ly invisible.

Cortex Hidden Fastening System for Decking

Why Choose a Composite Decking Hidden Fastener?

There can be down­sides, includ­ing the need to learn a new sys­tem and more steps to the over­all process, how­ev­er using hid­den fas­ten­ers for com­pos­ite deck­ing can be high­ly ben­e­fi­cial. First, it cre­ates a stronger joist con­nec­tion, espe­cial­ly when using the Tiger­Claw clips. This pre­vents boards from list­ing or warp­ing, and reduces the chances of splits. 

Hid­ing screw heads not only cre­ates a bet­ter appear­ance; it can also enhance safe­ty. To prop­er­ly install these fas­ten­ers, the screw needs to be dri­ven far enough so there is room for the cap. A prop­er instal­la­tion results in a smooth sur­face with no pro­tru­sions that could become a safe­ty issue. 

Although the sys­tem requires adjust­ment, once installers under­stand how to secure these fas­ten­ers, the process can be much faster. Com­pared to oth­er sys­tems, the instal­la­tion of Fas­ten­Mas­ter hid­den fas­ten­ers can be as much as five times faster.

These fas­ten­ers also pro­vide a long-term solu­tion that won’t degrade over time. Using qual­i­ty-test­ed mate­ri­als and inno­v­a­tive designs, they will result in a deck that lasts for decades. 

Improve Deck Aesthetics and Create Long-Lasting Durability

If you are ready to cre­ate bet­ter decks for your cus­tomers, vis­it Fas­ten­Mas­ter today. We have a full selec­tion of top-qual­i­ty fas­ten­ers for a wide vari­ety of pur­pos­es, includ­ing new con­struc­tion, deck build­ing, and inte­ri­or remodeling. 

Com­pos­ite deck hid­den fas­ten­ers cre­ate a stronger, bet­ter-look­ing deck, so vis­it our site to find a retail­er in your area!