Deck Screw Guide: 12 Things You Need to Know

Has it been a while since you built your last deck? Did you fasten the wooden deck boards with nails or Phillips-head screws? Did you nail on joist hangers? Those days are over, my friend.

We met with some deck pros, who gave us the lowdown on the new screws they’re using to hang ledgers, secure posts and fasten metal connectors. They also gave us terrific insight into which deck screws and fastening systems they preferred for wood and synthetic deck boards. We guarantee you’ll find something here that will help you build your next deck faster and stronger—and make it look like a million bucks.