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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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Build a Safe, Strong Deck
Deck Workshops
Deck Safety w/ Mike Holmes

Deck Literature & Software


F-DECKCODE17 – Deck Connection and Fastening Guide

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



DIY-DECKPATIO16 – Deck Connector and Patio Cover Systems

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


Deck Products


Deck-Drive™ Premium Fasteners

Superior performance for decking projects: Deck-Drive™ screws are designed with the most demanding deck builders in mind.

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Deck-Drive™ DCU COMPOSITE Screw

For all types of composite decking (composite and encapsulated composite). Available in 11 colors, to blend with most composite decking.

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Ledger Attachment

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

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Installation Details for Deck Products


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

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