How to Put the Trex Clip on the Tiger Claw Install Gun


Customers have been asking us about getting the Trex clip on the Tiger Claw install gun. If you’ve been having this problem, you’re not alone!

The trick? Don’t look at the wire on the side. Instead, hold the gun like you’re going to use it and then put the clip on. Take a look at this simple video to see what we’re talking about:

We hear there will be a redesign in the future, but in the meantime, this short Youtube video helps.

Trex Universal Hidden Fasteners For Elevations Steel Deck Framing


trex universal hidden fastener

Trex Universal Hidden Fasteners for Trex Elevations

Finish Off Your Trex Elevations Steel-Framed Deck with Trex Universal Hidden Fasteners and Trex Start Clips.

Most decks use pressure treated wood for their substructure, which can warp, twist, decay, and cause movement in the deck when you’re walking on it. Trex Steel Deck Framing eliminates all these problems and delivers an equally beautiful deck—with less maintenance and increased durability.

To finish off the polished look of steel deck framing, you can perfectly combine Trex Elevations Universal Connector Clips and Trex Elevations Start Clips with Trex Steel Deck Framing. At the end of this deck project, you’ll have a beautiful, smooth, fastener-free deck surface with a rock-solid substructure that you’ll enjoy for decades to come.

Trex Elevations Universal Clips install above the framework, making installation straightforward and nearly identical to Trex Hideaway Fasteners. The only difference is the Elevations Clips have self-tapping screws for installation into steel framing.

A steel framed deck is a great investment that complements the investment you make with the decking itself. If you’re buying durable, long-lasting materials for the decking, it only makes sense to do the same for the substructure.

Just make sure to fasten the decking to the substructure with Trex Elevations Universal Connector Clips to complete the perfect look for your deck.

We like Trex because they have a proven track record of durable, high quality products. When you use their straightforward hidden fastening system and their steel deck framing, you’ll get a long-lasting, practically maintenance-free deck.

Let us know when you’re finished so you can invite us over!

The Trex Elevations Universal Connector Clips are available now at DIY Home Center.

Trex Hideaway Plastic Fasteners and Trex Escape Decking


A customer called in and asked, “Can I use Trex Hideaway Plastic Fasteners with Trex Escape Decking?”

What a great question. Maybe many of you have been wondering the same thing?

Trex Hideaway for Trex Decking

Trex Hideaway for Trex Decking

The answer is that you should use Trex Hideaway Steel Fasteners with Trex Escape decking. If you used the Hideaway Plastic fasteners, you might create noise with the PVC decking (you’ll never be able to sneak up on anyone!).

Trex Hideaway Plastic fasteners work with all the other Trex lines: Trex Transcend, Trex Enhance, and Trex Accents. Trex Hideaway Steel fasteners work with all Trex lines.

As the world’s largest manufacturer of high performance wood-alternative decking and railing, it’s no surprise that lots of people are wondering about Trex Decking Hidden Fasteners. We have lots of answers on our Common Questions page. If you don’t find it there, do what this customer did, ask!

We carry the full line of Trex Fasteners at DIY Home Center. We have a slot cutters, install guns, and everything else you need to get started.