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.

Use DeckWise JOIST TAPE

Use DeckWise JOIST TAPE

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!

DeckWise JOIST TAPE

DeckWise JOIST TAPE

 

 

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!

 

Holiday Customer Service and Shipping Schedule


Happy Holidays from all of us at DIY Home Center!  Below is our holiday customer service and shipping schedule.

December 25th and 26th

  • Orders placed on or after the afternoon of December 24th will be processed on Monday December 29th
  • Customer service is not available the 25th or 26th and will resume at 8 AM CST on the 29th

December 31st and January 1st

  • Orders placed on or after the afternoon of December 30th will be processed on Monday January 5th
  • Customer service is not available the 31st or 1st  and will resume at 8 AM CST on the 5th

How to Install Trex Landscape Lighting


There are lot of ways that putting lights outside can liven up and inspire your outdoor space. A well-lit pathway, an illuminated tree, some light coming out of the bushes–outdoor lights can be both functional and beautiful.

That’s why we’re excited to see Trex, a brand we know and trust, introduce great landscape lighting options including a well light, path light, multifunction light, and spotlight. Each light has a different use, whether it’s lighting bushes, paths, trees, or even buildings.

Trex has made installation easier by giving all components a male and female end. Snap them together to install. With the high quality LED components from Cree, you can feel confident that you’ll get the full 40,000 hours of life from your Trex Landscape Light.

As with any lighting project, make sure you first come up with a plan. Where are you going to put your lights and what kind of effect are you trying to achieve? Jot down some notes and head over to DIY Home Center to pick out your Trex Landscape Lighting selection.

4th of July Holiday Hours


4th of July Hours

In observance of the 4th of July holiday, both our shipping and customer service departments we will be closed on Friday, July 4th.  Our normal business hours will resume on Monday, July 7th at 8 AM CST.

From our team to yours we wish you a safe and fun July 4th weekend!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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