Paul Young, Fiberon’s Director of Sales, provides a unique look inside Fiberon’s hardware products so consumers can stay ahead of the curve with the latest industry innovations in composite decking. Hardware products include both the innovative Fiberon hidden fasteners and the Phantom Ballistic NailScrew Driver.
I was sitting on my deck on one of those picture perfect Minnesota mornings–clear skies and 68 degrees. I was watching one of those weekend home improvement shows and they’re building a Fiberon deck using, as the host describes it, “One of these new hidden fastening systems.” It got me thinking about both of my decks and the evolution of decking fasteners.
Our main deck was built first using galvanized trim head nails, which is nice because the nails aren’t very visible. However, the nails continually pop up and you have to drive them down so you don’t snag them while walking or shoveling snow during the winter. When the second deck was built, the builder screwed it down, eliminating the possibility of nails popping. Unfortunately, you can still see all the screws – Functional but not necessarily attractive. (more…)