Hardware (Decking) Buying Guide

Hardware (Decking)

Getting Started

What to Consider



Cost Considerations

Material:  Stainless Steel connectors and fasteners are more expensive. On a large deck, the number of connectors and nails/screws needed will add to the budget when using stainless steel. Powder coated or epoxy coated steel are more expensive than galvanized, but the lumber or plank material may not be compatible with galvanized — cedar and redwood especially. Check with the building codes as well as manufacturer’s warranties.

Installation:  Hidden fastener systems are more expensive than top screwing or nailing. The time to install with a hidden fastener system will add to the cost of the deck if using a professional.