More than a million decks are built and replaced each year in the U.S. However, with the growing number of deck failures, the construction and safety of decks have raised concerns within the building industry. The Simpson Strong-Tie Deck Center is designed to help building and design professionals build safe, code-compliant decks. From finding the right products to navigating through code changes, the Deck Center offers several resources to make building decks easier and safer.

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Deck Literature & Software


DeckTools® Software

Our DeckTools software has proven to increase deck sales. Watch our video and sign up for a free online demonstration now.

Deck Framing Connection Guide

Deck Connection and Fastening Guide

This guide offers step-by-step instruction on using connectors to build safe, code-compliant decks.

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Deck Connector and Patio Cover Systems

This two-sided tear pad shows connector and fastener solutions for building safer decks and patios.

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Deck Products

DSV Screws

Wood Deck Screws

DSV: fast-starting deck screw for fastening preservative-treated wood decks

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DWP Screws

Stainless-Steel Deck Screws

DWP: resilient deck screw for fastening wood decks in coastal and high-exposure areas

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DCSD Screws

Ledger Attachment

SDWS: easy-to-install, high-strength alternative to lag screws and through-bolts.

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Deck Design Software


Ledger Attachment

Strong-Drive® SDWS and SDWH Structural Screws NEW

Strong-Drive® SDS Structural Screw


PBSZ Post Base

CBSQZ Column Base

CPTZ Concealed Post Tie NEW

ABA Post Base

ABU Post Base


BCZ Cap/Base

BCSZ Cap/Base


LPCZ Post Cap


CC/HDG Column Cap

CCQ/HDG Column Cap

DJTZ Deck Tie

Joists Terminating into

LUSZ Hanger

LUCZ Hanger


LSU26Z/LSSU210Z Hanger


MLZ Angle

Joists Bearing on a Beam

H1Z Hurricane Tie

H2.5AZ Hurricane Tie

Railing Post-to-Deck Framing

DTT2 Deck Tension Tie

Stair Stringers & Treads

LSCZ Adjustable Stair-Stringer Connector

LSU26Z/LSSU210Z Hanger

TAZ Staircase Angle

Fasteners & Tools

DSV Decking Screw NEW

DWP Stainless-Steel Decking Screw NEW

DHPD Hardwood Decking Screw

DCSD Composite Decking Screw NEW

Composi-Lok™ Screw

Dexxter™ Composite-Decking Screw

Strong-Drive® SD Connector Screw

EB-TY® Hidden Deck Fastening System

Additional Deck Fasteners


Quik Drive® PRO300S Decking System


DTT2 Deck Tension Tie

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Installation Details for Deck Products

Deck Details

Installation Details for Simpson Strong-Tie® Connectors and Fasteners
Used in the Construction of Wood Decks

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