Nails vs Screws for treated decks

Preparing to build your own deck from pressure treated lumber?  Here are some things to consider before deciding whether or not to use nails or screws.


  1. If the deck will be inspected, then use the proper nails.
  2. Nails are faster.
  3. Nails are cheaper.

Even though this pretty much sums it up, there are cases where there is some advantages to screws.

  1. Screws are generally safer than nails.
  2. Screws are easier to remove.