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10 Things to Know Before Building a Deck

Planning for a new deck? Be sure to keep these expert tips in mind.

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Fastener Choice

You can opt for nails or screws and visible or hidden fastening systems. If you want a seamless look, you can opt for one of several fastening options that attach screws either from below or at an angle from the edge. Whichever you choose, make sure your fasteners are rated for exterior use. These will be labeled as deck screws or deck nails.

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