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Build a backyard deck area that will stand strong for generations to come with the incredible strength of Fortress Evolutions Steel Deck Joists. Crafted from 16 gauge steel and coated with a protective and polished textured Black Sand finish, Fortress Evolution Joists attach to a ledger board and run outward from your home to deliver a solid deck frame impervious to rot, warp, insects, and weather damage. Able to accommodate any type of deck material including composite decking, PVC, aluminum, wood deck tiles, hardwoods, and more, Fortress Evolution Steel Deck Joists provide long-lasting peace of mind while keeping maintenance costs low.

As low-maintenance, long-lasting decking materials like composite and PVC have moved into the spotlight, a new problem has emerged: durable deck boards are now outlasting the cheap wood framing beneath them. The solution is Fortress Evolution Steel Framing, a sturdy metal deck framing system designed for deck builders of all skill levels. Featuring interlocking steel deck joists and ledgers, the Evolution Steel System lets you build sturdy, safe decks easier and with less upkeep down the road. Unlike wood, Fortress Steel Framing is uniform, consistent, and will not rot for an efficient deck build that will last. Fortress' Steel Joists install quickly and easily with minimal fasteners while providing a perfectly flat deck surface that will not sag, or warp over the life of your deck.

Fortress Evolution Deck Framing earned a Class A Fire Safety Rating from the National Fire Protection Association. That's the most stringent fire safety rating available for building materials, an important consideration for many local building codes.

Fortress Evolution Steel Deck Joists are sold individually and are offered in a universally sleek Black Sand finish to nearly fade from view. The 2-inch x 6-inch Fortress Evolution Deck Joist is available in lengths of 12 feet, 14 feet, and 16 feet to complete the design of your outdoor living space.

To plan your long-lasting steel deck frame, give our team a call at 1-888-824-5316 for a free estimate, tailored to the unique shape and dimensions of your deck space.


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Fortress Evolution Framing Installation Guide (6.28 MB) 

Technical Evaluation Report (6.28 MB) 

Code Compliance Report (6.28 MB) 

Fire Rating Class A (6.28 MB) 

ColorBlack Sand
Available Lengths12 ft, 14 ft, or 16 ft
(width x height)
2 in x 6 in
Pack SizeEach
Material Type16 Gauge Galvanized Steel
Included AccessoriesNone
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