Deck Product Roundup
Big Timber Construction Fasteners
Sure Drive USA / Pan American Screw offers a complete line of star-drive construction screws for the professional deck builder or weekend hobbyist. Big Timber fasteners meet the highest industry standards and have been thoroughly tested in independent labs, but more importantly they have withstood field-testing under the toughest conditions by thousands of contractors for over 20 years. Big Timber construction fasteners are available in a wide variety of sizes and designs to meet your project demands. The BTX general purpose corrosion-resistant, exterior screws feature a deep star-drive recess offering twice the torque of Phillips and Square drive screws. A true flathead design with self-counter-sinking nibs and a knurled shank make the BTX easy to drive, and the specially designed spiral notched thread with Type-17 cutter point works like a saw blade, slicing though even the toughest materials to prevent splitting and cracking. The Big Timber CTX construction lag screws have a built-in washer-head design as well as a deep star-drive recess that reduces cam-out and bit slippage. Available in lengths from 1 to 16 inches, these heat-treated and hardened structural lag screws are stronger and more durable than ordinary lag screws and are triple ceramic-coated for maximum protection against corrosion. Visit www.suredrive.com and www.wbsmontana.com.
NuDeck from UGL
Too many times the structure of a deck and patio are in very sound condition, but the surface appearance makes homeowners want to give up and pay the substantial price to replace the substrate completely. United Gilsonite Laboratory has developed a new coating that is designed to give new life to those tired surfaces. UGL NuDeck Wood and Concrete Restorative Coating extends the life of a deck and patio with a paintable solution. From the can it creates a new, slip-resistant surface for decks, walkways and patios. The tintable color palette coordinates with UGL ZAR Solid Color Deck and Siding Stain to complement the color of surrounding vertical surfaces such as siding, railings, posts and walls. The product is ten times thicker than paint or stain and fills 1/4-in. cracks and nail holes. It locks down surface splinters and can be tinted in 30 different colors. Visit www.ugl.com.
Making a splash in the deck-building industry, NyloDeck is lightweight, easy-to-use an contains no wood or PVC, giving it strength and durability superior to that of other decking composites. Made using 100-percent recycled carpet fiber, NyloDeck is impervious to moisture, mold, mildew and termites, making it an ideal decking product. A builder’s dream, the product spans up to 24 inches O.C. and is available in lengths up to 24 feet. Its patented three-dimensional embossing process creates a beautiful and unique finish to each of the available six colors. Visit www.nylodeck.com.
Enduro Steel Spiral Staircase
The Enduro Steel is the spiral staircase for outdoors. It combines long-term durability with high standards of quality and craftsmanship in design. The kit from Arke Stairs includes hot-dipped galvanized steel for protection against rust and weather, stainless steel hardware, and an extruded black PVC handrail. The Enduro Steel also offers a landing which can fit a square or rectangular opening, or adjoin a header/mezzanine. The handrail is a continuous length of extruded black PVC. Written instructions and a demonstration video or DVD are included. Basic household tools are all that are needed for assembly. Visit www.arkestairs.com.