Why DeckMate Screws Are Major Time-Savers

When a simple tool or product has been around for a long time, it’s easy to assume it’s been improved as much as it can be.

But that isn’t always the case, and fortunately, the folks at DeckMate didn’t buy into that idea either. So, they’ve made a better screw with DeckMate 3.

The star drive head helps transfer torque better and prevents cam outs, which lead to stripping, and they include a T-25 bit right in the box.

Bumps along the edge push the wood aside rather than slicing it so this screw drives faster, with 40 percent less torque.

That means your drill/driver batteries last longer and you finish the job quicker.

The fluted tip creates its own pilot hole, which minimizes the need for pre-drilling. And, of course, deck screws are coated to prevent rust, so this one has a polymer coating that’s guaranteed for the life of your outdoor project.

Watch the video to learn more about this product, which is available at The Home Depot.

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  1. I have a manual garage door 7’x9′, 1959 install. I’d like to change it to something more modern, however the clearance between the ceiling of the garage and the upper door frame is only 3 1/2 inches. can you recommend something or a company to aid in my dilemma.
    Thank you for your time,
    R. Tweddle

    • Hi, Richard,
      Converting a manual garage door to an automatic one is a great home improvement because older garage doors present two problems: they’re inconvenient (compared to the ease of just tapping a button for opening and closing) and they’re often unsafe to use.
      The limited space may make what ordinarily would be a routine conversion difficult.
      We recommend contacting both a contractor and a garage door installation professional for a personal consultation (often, these visits are free; check first).
      They can see the property and determine whether significant construction is necessary.
      Good luck!


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