How to Select Hardware for Your New Deck

Posted September 16, 2021 in 3D Design, Blog, Decks, Design/Build, General, Hardware

Exposed nails and screws can cause major injuries if you’re not careful. But, unfortunately, many traditional decks are built with exposed nails and screws. This standard method of building a new deck in the Lehigh Valley could cause safety hazards for your family or might leave you with an uncomfortable deck.

When planning a new deck, or refurbishing an old deck, it’s important not to neglect details like hardware selections. You will want to understand the hardware’s longevity and maintenance requirements and see how it will look on your new deck. To give your new deck in Coopersburg, Pennsylvania a sturdy, durable foundation complete with a perfectly clean finish you should consider using hidden fasteners.

Here are 3 benefits of using hidden fasteners for your new deck in Coopersburg, Pennsylvania:

  • Seamless Finish

Merging indoor and outdoor living is one of the most important details that will ensure you maximize the use of your new deck. But if your deck is plagued with safety issues, hazards, or inconveniences you are less likely to use it.

Behind the Design – The Importance of a Seamless Transition:

One of the key secrets to building an outdoor living space that is comfortable, functional, and inviting is a seamless transition from the inside of your home to the outdoors. Unfortunately, many contractors use nails and screws that won’t give your new deck a clean and finished look. This is why we use hidden fasteners when building your new deck! Hidden fasteners create a clean-looking surface that is smooth to bare feet and you will never need to worry about safety issues or hazards!

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  • Minimize safety issues and injuries

Most contractors use nails to attach the joists to the deck framing and screws to fasten down the decking itself. However, seasonal expansion and contraction frequently cause deck nails and screws to work themselves loose. This could cause safety hazards that look awful and will result in major injuries.

Hidden fasteners are completely invisible since they are held down between the deck boards. Since the hidden fasteners flex and move, you will never need to worry about the hidden fasteners rising.

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  • Stand the test of time

When it comes to maintaining your deck in Coopersburg, Pennsylvania, driving the nails back down with a hammer is only a temporary solution, and pulling the nails out yourself could damage your deck boards.

We know that you want a deck that stands the test of time with minimal maintenance and zero safety hazards. This is why we help you select low-maintenance deck material complete with hardware that you will never see or need to worry about! As your guide, we are here to help you visualize exactly how your backyard could look, understand exactly how much it will cost, select the best materials for your lifestyle, and enjoy the experience of watching your new outdoor living space come to life!

Benefits of an Outdoor Living Design/Build Firm in the Lehigh Valley →

Designing and building a new outdoor living space should be an exciting experience, but we get that you don’t want to work with a contractor that will waste your money and you don’t want to get stuck wasting your valuable time managing multiple crews, contracts, permit applications, and other important details.  You are not alone!

At MasterPLAN, we have partnered with hundreds of homeowners – just like you – to eliminate the stress and hassle when transforming your backyard into an outdoor living space in the Lehigh Valley.  We make your unique journey stress-free by using our award-winning design/build process to handle all communication with your HOA and township, develop your plans, obtain your building permits, manage any engineering, schedule your inspections and so much more!

Here’s how to do it:

Call: Schedule your meeting!

Collaborate: Create your perfect plan!

Construction: With an approved design, construction starts!

Celebrate: Raise a toast to your transformed home and the new life that comes from it!


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In the meantime, download your exclusive copy of the Top 5 Design Secrets your Contractor Doesn’t Know. So you can stop fearing that you will make the wrong decisions about your new outdoor living space and instead be confident when selecting the right firm to help transform your backyard into the outdoor living space you always dreamed of!

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