Fasteners & Connectors
Selecting the right fasteners and connectors
Always do your research! Check to make sure that the fasteners or connectors that you are using comply with the manufacturer’s recommendations and job specs.
For Best Results
Hot dipped galvanized or stainless-steel fasteners and connectors are suggested for use with treated wood. In fact, many major building codes require the use of these types of fasteners and connectors when using treated wood. Codes typically do not discriminate between types of preservatives used in the wood or exposure conditions.
When selecting fasteners and connectors for your treated wood products, it’s best to follow the manufacturer’s recommendations and consider the end-use. Corrosion can occur when the treated wood contains a preservative that includes different metals than those found in the hardware used. That can trigger a chemical reaction that leads to erosion. Galvanized and stainless-steel fasteners are resistant to corrosion and will not stain your project.