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Superior performance, safety, and cost savings are all critical in choosing products for building or retrofitting decks. Simpson Strong-Tie offers a variety of engineered and tested structural connectors and fastening solutions make your job easier, protect your reputation and ensure your customers are satisfied. 
Time-Saving FastenersMany of our Strong-Drive® structural fasteners now feature our patented SawTooth™ point. The SawTooth point’s serrated threads and vertical knurls reduce torque, making fastener driving quicker and easier. The SawTooth point is now a part of the Strong-Drive SDWS Timber, SDWS Framing, SDWS Log, SDWH Timber-Hex, SDWH Timber-Hex HDG, SDW Truss-Ply and SDW EWP-Ply screws. Many of our fasteners are compatible with our Quik Drive® auto-feed screw driving systems for maximum time savings.
We recently introduced our Deck-Drive™ DCU screw plug solution, a complete hidden deck-fastening system comprising our premium DCU Composite screw, DCU screw plugs and an Auto-Set Driver™ bit (each sold separately). With the deck plug solution, screw heads are invisible, providing a clean, professional finish.
Our new EB-TY® Premium Hidden Deck-Fastening System™ features a fastening biscuit with a Type 300 Series stainless-steel reinforcing plate that adds stiffness to hold boards in place securely, yet maintains flexibility when seasonal contraction and expansion occur. Combine this innovative new design with our EB-GUIDE predrilling tool, and you have a system that not only provides hidden strength, but is also easy to install and comes as a kit with all the necessary hardware.
In addition, we have load-rated sizes of our popular Deck-Drive DWP Wood SS screw to provide structural strength and corrosion resistance.
Innovative Connectors
We’ve expanded our Outdoor Accents® decorative hardware line, adding joist hangers, gable plates and decorative side plates in a black powder-coat finish to add beauty and strength to outdoor living projects. We’ve also added sizes to our off-the-shelf MPBZ moment post base. This innovative, code-listed post base greatly reduces or eliminates the need for additional knee bracing, making it an ideal solution for freestanding outdoor structures.
For a concealed connector look, we offer several connectors, including our CPTZ concealed post base.
To meet building code requirements, make sure to use our DTT2Z deck tension tie and Strong-Drive SDWS Timber screws to connect railing posts to deck framing and ledgers to house framing.
Intuitive Software
For deck planning and design, our intuitive and user-friendly Deck Planner Software™ helps users design a strong, stylish deck in just minutes. This free online software offers rich graphic capabilities and an easy-to-follow, step-by-step menu for designing the size, shape and other features of a custom deck. Deck Resources
While decks are required to meet certain code standards and load capacities, it’s estimated that only half of the 40 million existing decks in the U.S. are code compliant — leaving 20 million decks that need to be retrofitted or replaced. To learn more about how to build safe, code-compliant decks and find the right products for your projects, download the Deck Connection and Fastening Guide and visit our Deck Center for more decking solutions.