There are many different methods when it comes to fastening deck boards. Some say that surface screwing is simply the best fastening process, and all other techniques are a waste of time. Those who do choose to use hidden deck fasteners, sometimes rely on cheaper, generic brands. Fasteners that are drilled straight through the joist just don’t give you the holding power you need for your hardwood deck.
It is not recommended to use cheap generic brands. Some of these fasteners are designed so the screw doesn’t penetrate the decking, but the joist itself. Other fasteners are made out of low quality plastics that deteriorate over time. They may give you adequate holding power, but not for long.
The Ipe Clip® Hidden Deck Fastener is the finest deck fastener on the market. These fasteners are constructed out of high quality stainless steel and polyethylene, and because they are secured through the decking at a 45° angle, the deck boards can expand and contract naturally, while providing maximum holding power.
Choosing the right hidden deck fastener will determine the life of your decking materials. Do it right the first time, and you’ll be provided with a deck that will last through the years.