How should Maine Deck Brackets be fastened ?
Use one half inch diameter bolts. Carriage bolts
should be used where possible.
Otherwise, use lag bolts that are penetrating into
at least six (6) inches (150 cm) of SOLID wood.
Be sure to use washers.
DO NOT merely screw to siding, as this
will lead to catastrophic failure, and
possible injury or death
Concerned about the using new PT Lumber with
There has been concern about PT wood on the
Maine Deck Bracket being made of aluminum.
The problem is the copper content in the
treating process and the reaction between
dissimilar metals. It has been recommended
by both the treating people we talked to and the
aluminum manufactures is to simply staple felt
paper, poly, or other material that would not
allow direct contact with the wood, to the wood
where the Bracket contact point would be before
installing. This should eliminate any
problems with he use of the Maine Deck Bracket
and Treated lumber.
Will the brackets or screws rust ?
Maine Deck Brackets are made of a highly
corrosion resistant, tempered aluminum alloy,
and will not rust.
Galvanized bolts have been used successfully,
with no reports of significant corrosion after
Can I buy Maine Deck Brackets Online ?
Sure you can! Just click on the link below