Are SPAX screws good for decking?
Decking demands not only that weather-resistant wood is used but also the right fastening materials: SPAX decking screws made of stainless steel (A2, A2 antique or A4). SPAX with a special drill point and robust metal double thread is the best choice for fixing wooden planks to aluminium.
What size screws should you use for decking?
A good all-around choice is #10 decking screws—generally in 2 1/2- to 3 1/2-inch lengths. Decking screws are sharp, tapered, self-sinking, and coated for corrosion resistance. With a cordless drill/driver, you can drive them about as fast as nails.
Do you need to pre drill SPAX screws?
Pre-drilling is a time-consuming work step that can be effectively dispensed with by using SPAX with ground serrations and SPAX 4CUT point (depending on the wood). It should be noted that pre-drilling is always recommended for very hard woods.
Are SPAX screws corrosion resistant?
Increased corrosion protection YELLOX SPAX screws achieve corrosion protection that is more than 6 times greater than that offered by blue zinc plating at the same surface thickness (layer thickness of 4-6µm with artificial atmospheric corrosion).
What screws for composite decking?
If you opt for composite deck screws, be sure to use stainless steel screws that will not rust or corrode. Select a minimum size of #8 x 2.5 in.
Can I use any screws for decking?
Deck screws can be used on decking to fasten boards, build framing and install rails. They can withstand harsh weather conditions and handle a larger weight than normal wood screws which makes them perfect for any wooden structures that need to be more robust.
What is special about decking screws?
Decking screws are weather resistant fastenings designed for fixing decking boards to joists. They come in either carbon steel or stainless steel that provide high resistance to corrosion. The deck screw has a countersunk head to ensure a smooth, level finish to the surface.
What screws are best for pressure treated wood?
Screws used in deck building must be able to endure the weather, structural loads, and the caustic nature of natural and chemical wood preservatives. Galvanized, ceramic coated, or stainless steel screws are the best corrosion-resistant fasteners for pressure-treated cedar or redwood.
Are deck screws strong?
What’s the difference, and are deck screws strong? Deck screws are stronger than wood screws and are often made from copper or stainless steel. Their corrosion-resistant properties make them ideal for outdoor use.