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Estimate How Many Deck Fasteners You Need in 10 Seconds or Less

How many fasteners do I need?
You are starting a deck project and are running into some questions. Which type of fasteners should I use? Do I want them to be hidden or exposed? What color should I choose? We get it. Choosing the type of fastener could be time consuming. Choosing the correct NUMBER of fasteners doesn't need to be!

Like math? Here's the formula
The rule for standard deck fasteners is 350 screws for every 100 sq. ft. of decking. (This is based on standard 6″ wide boards (5-1/2″actual), and 16″ joist spacing.)

With hidden clips, only one is used per joist. To adjust for this, we divide 350 in half. You’ll need 175 pieces for every 100 sq. ft. of decking.

Unfortunately, decks are all different. Some people will be using 12″ joist spacing and others 24″. Some will be using 6″ wide boards, while some will be using 4″ wide. There is an easier way. Don’t worry about calculating everything yourself. Use our deck fastener estimator.

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Here's how it works. Answer 3 simple questions about your deck and hit "calculate". The estimator instantly tells you how many fasteners you need. No more formulas or confusion. Test it out and see if you can get your estimate in less than 10 seconds. We bet you can.

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