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The Best Hidden Fastener for Treated Wood Decking

Posted 18 March 2014 8:04 PM by prowoodlumber@ufpi.com

With all the effort put into selecting the right deck boards and railing systems for a deck, builders and do-it-yourselfers sometimes overlook one of the most important aspects of deck construction: fasteners. And while the type of fastener is important, how you secure those fasteners is just as important.

The CAMO® Hidden Deck Fastening System is the first and only hidden deck fastening system to be exclusively recommended with ProWood® pressure-treated wood decking. 

ProWood Color-treated woodThe CAMO system secures fasteners at an angle through the sides of deck boards rather than through the top of the boards. The fastener employs a reverse rake "auger" tip which removes deck material as it bores, allowing the screw to penetrate the board without splitting. Aggressive lower threads provide superior holding power while reverse upper threads pulls the board tight to the joist and provide a clean, finished entry. The small trimhead screw design provides a less visible point of entry for a hidden appearance.

The system not only hides the fasteners it creates a safer, smoother and more attractive deck surface by reducing the amount of splitting and warping that can result from traditional top down fastening methods.

If a deck board needs to be replaced, these “hidden” fasteners are easily accessed and unscrewed without removing any surrounding boards. Just as nice -- CAMO fasteners cost about the same as traditional deck screws.

When you select the best pressure-treated decking in ProWood, you should also select the best way to fasten it. We’re convinced -- the CAMO Hidden Deck Fastening System is the best way to go when building a deck, dock or porch with ProWood pressure-treated and ProWood Dura Color® pressure-treated decking. You and your guests will enjoy the polished “fastener-free” look and wonder: How do they do that? The CAMO system also works well with hardwood, cedar, redwood, composite and PVC deck boards.  CAMO Hidden Deck Fastening System

The CAMO Hidden Deck Fastening System includes:

  • Hidden Deck Fasteners
  • Marksman tools
  • Driver Bits

CAMO Hidden Fasteners were independently tested and exceeded Uplift Resistance industry standards in all solid and grooved wood, composite, and PVC boards tested. CAMO Hidden Fasteners also exceeded Thermal Cycling industry standards in all solid wood, composite, and PVC deck boards tested.



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