Cortex Concealed Fastening System for Azek Decking - Mountain Cedar - 224pc

Cortex Concealed Fastening System for Azek Decking - Mountain Cedar - 224pc

Cortex Concealed Fastening System for Azek Decking - Mountain Cedar - 224pc

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The FastenMaster Cortex Fastening System is the fastest, easiest way to conceal the heads of your deck screws on market leading deck board types.
Cortex offers a strong connection between the deck board and the joist and can conceal fasteners across the entire deck: first and last board, perimeter, and stairs. Set the screw. Set the plug. You're all set!

Key Features
• Fast and Easy: The deck boards are fastened in the same way as a traditional deck
• Strong Connection: A through-fastened deck offers the highest level of board-to-joist connection and deck racking strength
• Cost Effective: Less expensive than virtually any other hidden fastening system
• Fully Tested: All Cortex components have been fully tested and are guaranteed
• Made in the USA

Product Specifications

Drive TypeSquare
Head TypeTrim
Screw Length2-3/4"
Screw Size#8
ColorMountain Cedar
Material TypeSteel with 3 layer epoxy coating
Pack Size224 piece box
Coverage Estimate100 lineal feet at 12 inches on center
Package Contents(224) #8 x 2-3/4" screws, (300) plugs and (2) Cortex setting tools
WarrantyFastenMaster Guarantee of Performance
OtherMade in the USA!


INSTALLATION PROCEDURES
1. Using the setting tool, drive the fastener to the preset level below the deck surface. It must be driven perpendicular
to the deck, with two screws per joist.
2. Place the plug into the cored-out hole and gently tap until it is flush with the deck surface.
Cortex Tip: Use scrap wood as a striking surface to eliminate potential marring the hammer may cause.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION
- The Cortex setting tool must be used to set the Cortex screw at the correct depth.
- The Cortex fastener must be driven perpendicular to the deck surface for proper fit and ideal finished look.
- The cored hole must be free of debris or moisture. Use a smooth hammer head to set the Cortex plug.
- Predrilling is required at butt joints and at the ends of boards. Common building practices dictate that you sister a joist at butt joint connections.
- Use of non-Cortex screw or non-Cortex plug will nullify the FastenMaster Warranty.

Removing the Cortex Plug and Screw
- Remove existing plug by tapping into the plug with a trim screw.
- Using a standard #1 driver bit (not the Cortex setting tool), engage driver bit deep into screw recess prior to backing out, then reverse fastener out slowly.
Cortex Tip: An 18V impact drill can offer best results when removing a fastener.

Restricted Cortex Uses
The Cortex System is designed for traditional elevated deck structures. The following applications require a different fastening method or further instructions:
- Sleeper systems: Framing rests directly on the ground or roof deck.
- Over solid wood surfaces (i.e. fascia boards, handrails, benches).
- Docks or decks with framing members in constant contact with water.
- Restricted airspace when there is less than 12" of clearance on 3 sides under deck.
- Tear-offs that utilize old framing as support for new decking.
- Decking materials other than 1" standard thickness (usually labeled as 5/4").

Additional Information

Additional Information

DD # 6588
Manufacturer FastenMaster
Documentation

Product Literature (594 KB) 

Cortex Warranty (123 KB) 

ABOUT THE MANUFACTURER

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FastenMaster deck screws and fasteners are considered to be the gold standard among professionals. With over a dozen options to choose from, you can be sure you’ll find the perfect hardware for any decking project.

 

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FastenMaster is constantly expanding their product line in order to ensure customers get exactly what they need at the right price. The TimberLOK Truss Screws are designed for wood-to-wood projects while the ThruLOK Screw Bolts secure posts and beams without the need for pre-drilling. The LedgerLOK Ledger Board Fasteners are some of the best available and could easily be considered the industry-standard.

 

FastenMaster products are recommended by professionals for quick but long-lasting results with no pre-drilling and a higher shear strength than lag screws, available here at DecksDirect.com.

Features and Benefits
 Durable Quality This brand offers products that are built to last and withstand the elements.
 DIY Friendly This brand is reliable and easy-to-install for professionals and DIYers alike.
 Authorized Dealer DecksDirect is an authorized dealer of this brand, dedicated to service and selection for our customers nationwide.
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