4th of July Holiday Hours

DIY Home Center wishes our customers a safe and happy 4th of July!

Photo courtesy of Deckorators

Photo courtesy of Deckorators

Please keep in mind our holiday hours when placing your order.

Customer Service
Customer service will maintain regular business hours on Friday, July 3rd and Monday, July 6th from 8:00 AM CST – 5:00 PM CST. Call us at 888-349-4660 if you need help on your home improvement projects.

UPS – There will be no shipping on Friday, July 3rd and will resume on Monday, July 6th.

FedEx – There will only be Friday, July 3rd shipping for those items already en-route for home shipping.  There will be no other shipping on Friday, July 3rd and will resume on Monday, July 6th.

Relax and enjoy your latest DIY project this holiday season!  You’ve earned it!



A Big Thank You To Our Customers!

DIY Home Center is thrilled to share that we have fulfilled a significant milestone – 5000 reviews!  Thanks to our loyal customers, who provided feedback on our products and service, we were able to reach this important achievement.

5000-ratingHere at DIY Home Center, we pride ourselves on providing you with high quality merchandise, competitively priced products and excellent customer service.  We work hard to make sure our customers feel valued and, in turn, communicate their experiences with friends and family.  We take your feedback seriously as we continuously work to improve our high standards.

Again, thank you to our customers for their loyalty and for taking the time to fill out a review!  We could not have realized this accomplishment without each of you. We are grateful for the first 5000 and look forward to the next 5000 reviews!

TigerClaw TC-3: A Perfect Replacement for TigerClaw ProClip


Over the years, the TigerClaw ProClip has stood out as an extremely reliable and popular hidden deck fastener for Azek decking.  Knowing that the ProClip is no longer available, you can feel equally as satisfied with a perfect alternative: the TigerClaw TC-3.  The TigerClaw TC-3 will continue to deliver the same strength and trustworthy deck installation that you have come to rely on with the ProClip.

The TigerClaw TC-3, features remain the same with an easy-to-install process of only three steps, a built-in tab to ensure a uniform look, and a guarantee you have come to depend on from TigerClaw products.  The TigerClaw TC-3 was purposefully made and intended for use in Composite, PVC and Mahogany.  For a detailed list of composite and synthetic decking types suggested for use with the TC-3, check out this TigerClaw TC-3 page.

Watch this video to get helpful tips and see how easily you can start a simple deck installation using the TigerClaw TC-3.


If you are looking for a true fasten free look and dependability that you can trust for years to come, check out TigerClaw products at DIY Home Center.


Memorial Day Holiday Hours

In memory and honor of those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country, our offices will be closed on Monday, May 25, 2015.

Customer service and shipping operations will resume on Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at 8 AM CST.

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“The willingness of America’s veterans to sacrifice for our country has earned them our lasting gratitude.” – Jeff Miller

FastenMaster TrapEase 3 Makes Your Deck Installation Faster and Stronger

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FastenMaster TrapEase 3

Last week, we shared information about FastenMaster TORX TTAP used by FastenMaster Cortex and FastenMaster TrapEase 3. This week, we want to take a closer look at the FastenMaster TrapEase 3. It’s a versatile deck screw designed for use with composite, PVC, and capstock decking. The FastenMaster TrapEase 3 provides a clean, finished look with a quick, streamlined install.

The TrapEase 3 uses the TORX® TTAP® Drive System which makes the screws stick easily and drill in without wobble and without stripping — no pre-drilling required. The screw drives into the deck board easily and leaves no mushrooming effect.

Each box comes with the bit and spotter lid. The spotter lid makes it easy to have perfectly placed screws, for straight or angled decking, and provides a consistent install with a great finished look. The screws come in 75, 350, and 1050 piece boxes which will cover 20, 100, and 300 square feet of deck, respectively.

The TrapEase 3 is available in an array of color painted screws to match popular decking boards. A corrosion warranty lasts for the life of the project.  If you’re looking for a versatile screw that installs fast and clean into composite, PVC, and capstock–the TrapEase 3 is perfect. We have FastenMaster TrapEase 3 at DIY Home Center.

FastenMaster Cortex vs. FastenMaster TrapEase 3 – What’s the Difference?

You ask and we answer!  In response to the commonly asked question, what is the difference between FastenMaster Cortex and FastenMaster TrapEase 3 driver systems?  The answer is: a felt tip.

FastenMaster Cortex TORX TTAP Drive System

FastenMaster Cortex TORX TTAP Drive System

FastenMaster TrapEase 3 TORX TTAP Drive System

FastenMaster TrapEase 3 TORX TTAP Drive System

Both the FastenMaster Cortex and FastenMaster TrapEase 3 utilize the TORX TTAP® driver system, where you can count on unbeatable control, quick installation and superior quality.  The FastenMaster Cortex comes equipped with a felt tip, which allows you to perfectly set the height of the screw.  Yes, the felt tip is removable, so you can back out the screw or adjust the height of the trim.

Check out this video to see how you can give your next job or DIY home project a boost with the unmatched ease of the FastenMaster Cortex TORX TTAP® drive system.


Keep in mind that Cortex includes a color match plug, whereas TrapEase 3 is a painted head screw.  To see a variety of FastenMaster products, head to DIY Home Center.

Protect Your Investment with DeckWise JOIST TAPE!

As every homeowner knows, your deck is a significant investment!  In addition to investing in high quality decking, it is equally as important to protect your deck structure. What better way to protect your investment than by creating a waterproof barrier to help stop decay and wood rot?  DeckWise JOIST TAPE is a self-adhesive deck flashing & anti-corrosion barrier made to block moisture and maximize the life of your new deck or restoration.

Prevent Wood Rot and Decay

Prevent Wood Rot and Decay

Rot is caused by moisture that stays in contact with lumber deck framing and the above decking material. When this tape is applied, it creates a water proof seal that blocks contact with water and stops wood rot! Wood decay also occurs when deck screws penetrate the deck board, thus piercing the joist sub-framing. The joist tape seals around decking screws, blocking the primary water pathway into deck joists.

DeckWise JOIST TAPE has multiple applications and is recommended for use on joists, posts, ledger boards, cut ends and more. Additionally, it can be placed between treated lumber and metal surfaces to prevent corrosion of the metal from contact with treated lumber.



Professional builders will appreciate that DeckWise JOIST TAPE is a malleable polyethylene waterproof wood flashing and material with a rubberized asphalt adhesive. DIYers at home will know that once the tape is applied it blocks moisture, prevents wood rot and extends the life of your deck for years to come!





Like DeckWise Ipe clips, screws and all other DeckWise products, you can count on the best in decking tools and accessories. Their Made in America products are known for dependability and ease-of-use.  Make your deck structure as much of a priority as your high quality decking and protect your investment with DeckWise JOIST TAPE!



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