Edison, N.J.-based Starborn Industries, a manufacturer and distributor of fastening products, introduced Deckfast Metal for the fast-growing market of steel joist deck framing systems.
The company said more architects and deck builders are using metal joist substructures when creating decks. Deckfast Metal is a fastener that can be used to attach every type of decking -- PVC, composite, capstock and hardwood -- to steel and aluminum substructures.
Deckfast Metal is approved for use with Trex Elevations steel deck framing and Wahoo Decks DryJoist and DryJoistEZ systems. It is a high-performance fastener that allows architects and builders to provide their clients with clean, uniform and long-lasting metal joist decks.
“From a market standpoint, we believe metal joist systems have arrived as the next step in the evolution of high-end deck design,” said Larry Crossley, VP sales at Starborn. “With Deckfast Metal on the market, the first complete fastening solution for metal joists, we think this evolution will really begin to take off.”
Deckfast Metal features triple strength corrosion resistance: grade 410 stainless steel + zinc plate + epoxy coating. The fastener’s specially engineered head is designed to cleanly penetrate the hard outer layer of capstock decking products and also self-countersinks into Ipe and other hardwoods.