Decking Material Comparison: Finding the Perfect Fit

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Jun 1, 2024 8:15:00 AM

In today’s fast-paced world, finding moments of tranquility is a must! We all want a space that not only adds value to our home but is functional and aesthetically pleasing as well. Different decking materials offer unique benefits and drawbacks, so it's essential to do your research before deciding. Here, we'll explore some of the most popular decking materials and what sets them apart. No matter what material you choose, BECK has everything you’ll need to be sure that it’s fastened together properly for many years to come.


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Topics: Construction Fasteners, Deck, Nailers, fasteners, Tools, wood, scrail, power tools, fastening system, nail screws, decking, deck repairs, spitless decking scrail, home building, fastener system, decking system, durability




Sunroom Additions: Enhancing Your Home

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on May 25, 2024 8:15:00 AM

Sunrooms can enhance your home in many ways. They truly offer a lot in terms of natural light, versatile space, and potential home value increase. Whether it's for relaxation, entertainment, or simply enjoying the view, a sunroom can make a wonderful addition to any home. Let’s dive into some ways a sunroom addition can be perfect for your home.


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Topics: Subloc Pro, Construction Fasteners, Nailers, subfloors, fasteners, Tools, wood, scrail, power tools, fastening system, home building, home addition, fastener system, sunroom




It’s Deck Building Season – What Builders Need to Know

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Apr 6, 2024 8:15:00 AM

Nothing signals spring like the sound of birds chirping, and flowers blooming. If you're in a colder climate, watching the snow melt away to green grass can be as exciting as signing your first client of the year!

No matter where you live, we can all agree that once spring arrives and temperatures rise, sitting outside on the deck enjoying a cold drink with family is one pastime we never get tired of.  It’s no secret why this is the time of year when those potential customers start calling for deck quotes. And today’s customers are savvier than ever.

Whether they're looking for wood or composite, they're going to be well-educated, armed with a plethora of ideas they've obtained from helpful planning or idea websites like Instagram or Pinterest. Ideas are one thing but turning them into reality can be another.  So, how do you go about convincing your customers that a deck is the best investment for them this spring?  Here’s some information that may be of use to you and your potential customers.


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Topics: Pneumatic Nailers, Subloc Pro, Deck Fasteners, Scrail Fasteners, Deck, building, fasteners, Tools, coil nailer, scrail, fastening system, decking, deck repairs, plastic strip system, fastener system, diamond coated, diamond coated fasteners, decking system, durability




The Most Durable Metal Roofing Options for Long-Lasting Protection

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Feb 3, 2024 8:30:00 AM

When it comes to protecting your home from extreme weather conditions, having a durable metal roof is crucial. Metal roofs are known for their longevity and ability to withstand even the harshest elements. Unlike other roofing materials, metal roofs are resistant to rot, mildew, and insect damage.

In addition to their durability, metal roofs are also energy efficient. They can reflect solar heat, reducing the need for air conditioning and lowering your energy bills. Metal roofs are also recyclable, making them an environmentally friendly choice for homeowners.

Overall, investing in a durable metal roof is a wise decision that can provide long-lasting protection for your home and save you money in the long run. It’s also important to invest in installation and maintenance tools and fasteners, such as the BECK SCRAIL® RoofLoc® System, to ensure it is installed properly.


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Topics: Metal Roofing Fasteners, Pneumatic Nailers, Scrail Fasteners, RoofLoc® SCRAIL®, RoofLoc®, Tools, Roofing, Roofs, Metal Roofs, scrail, collated fasteners, power tools, nail screws, roofing system, construction, metal roofing system, energy efficient




Advantages of Building a Deck in Winter: Why Winter is the Perfect Time to Start Your Deck Project

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Jan 13, 2024 8:15:00 AM

Building a deck in winter allows you to extend your outdoor living space and enjoy the beauty of nature all year round. Imagine sipping hot cocoa on your deck while watching the snowfall or hosting a cozy winter gathering with friends and family. By starting your deck project in winter, you'll have a new space to relax and entertain in the upcoming warmer months. The BECK SCRAIL® InvisiDeck® System can help create a deck that is strong and beautiful!


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Topics: Deck Fasteners, Deck, invisideck, Tools, wood, scrail, power tools, nail screws, decking, pneumatic system, diamond coated fasteners, decking system, nail system, nails, InvisiDeck system




The Ultimate Guide to Replacing a Subfloor

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Jan 6, 2024 8:15:00 AM

The subfloor is an essential component of any flooring system. It provides a level and stable base for the finished floor materials, such as hardwood, tile, or carpet. Without a properly installed subfloor, your flooring can develop various problems, including sagging, squeaking, and unevenness. Making callbacks and repairs inevitable.

The subfloor also helps to distribute the weight of the occupants and furniture evenly across the floor joists. This prevents excessive stress on the joists and ensures the floor's structural integrity. Additionally, a solid subfloor acts as a barrier against moisture, preventing water damage and mold growth.

To avoid costly and timely callbacks and repairs, consider Beck’s SCRAIL® SubLoc® Pro. This system enables quick and uncomplicated installation of sub-floors and, thanks to the special thread of the SCRAIL® nail screw fasteners, guarantees resilient sub-floors without creaking and squeaking even after years.


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Topics: Pneumatic Nailers, Subloc Pro, floors, subfloors, Tools, wood, scrail, power tools, nail screws, home building, flooring, pneumatic system, remodel, nail system, nails




The Environmental Benefits of Metal Roofing

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Dec 16, 2023 8:00:00 AM

Builders and homeowners alike are growing more interested in environmentally friendly building materials—and metal roofing stands out as a fantastic choice for a variety of reasons.

What makes metal roofing eco-friendly? We’ll explore the answers to that question here—and we’re also going to show you all about the SCRAIL® ROOFLOC® Metal Roofing system, developed by BECK, which was made specifically to help roofers install metal roofing quickly and easily.


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Topics: Metal Roofing Fasteners, RoofLoc® SCRAIL®, RoofLoc®, Tools, Roofing, Metal Roofs, scrail, power tools, Eco-Friendly Construction, sustainability, sustainable building, metal structures




Keep Your Construction Crew Busy This Winter

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Dec 2, 2023 7:15:00 AM

Winter is a time when many construction companies see a drop in consumer demand and a corresponding drop in revenue. While this can be a difficult time for some construction companies, there are things you can do to protect your business and keep your crew busy. Making the most of your winter months can help stabilize revenue and keep profits coming in.

Subfloor repair is a popular project to perform in winter. The SCRAIL® SUBLOC® PRO system from BECK can help keep your crew successfully working on subflooring. The system uses fasteners with specialized double threads for squeakless subfloors that helps keep screws in place. But before we explore subflooring further, let's delve into other options to make the most of your winter construction efforts and keep your business thriving. 


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Topics: Pneumatic Nailers, pneumatic staplers, Subloc Pro, Scrail Fasteners, Nailers, subfloors, fasteners, Tools, pneumatic tools, coil nailer, scrail, power tools, traditional tool, flooring, pneumatic system




Holiday Gift Help: Pneumatic Tools Are Terrific!

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Nov 25, 2023 7:15:00 AM

When it comes to fasteners, there are two ways to apply them: With traditional tools (like hammers, screwdrivers, and drills) or with pneumatic tools. Pneumatic tools might seem like a hefty upfront investment since you need both an air compressor and the tool system, but the truth is, that investment rapidly pays for itself in the form of labor savings.

Contractors using pneumatic tools can knock hours off the job with pneumatic fastener systems—and that leads to less money spent on labor, and maybe even savings that you can pass on to your clients.

The advantages are clear—but which fastener system should you get? Whether you’re treating yourself or shopping for a great gift for your favorite contractor, read below for a selection of innovative tools and systems from BECK.


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Topics: Pneumatic Nailers, pneumatic staplers, Nailers, fasteners, Tools, pneumatic tools, lignoloc, ET&F, FasCoat, scrail, power tools, traditional tool, pneumatic system, gift guide, fasco




Creating a Space for All Seasons: Designing Multi-Functional Outdoor Areas

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Sep 30, 2023 7:30:00 AM

Multi-functional outdoor areas certainly are popular, but do you know how to design spaces that your clients will love? Multi-functional spaces require planning and organizational thinking when designing the layout.

It's also important to use the right tools for the project. The Splitless.Decking.SCRAIL® systems from BECK are specially made to allow for rapid installation when creating boardwalks, footpaths, decks, and more. The blunt tip of SCRAIL® nail screw fasteners helps prevent the wood from splitting either in the top layer or the layer below. This reduces waste and wasted time, allowing for a faster and more efficient installation process.

But before you purchase tools, here are several key factors to consider when embarking on the design journey for multi-functional outdoor areas.


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Topics: Scrail Fasteners, building, fasteners, Tools, scrail, construction site, outdoor construction, power tools, fastening system, nail screws, decking, spitless decking scrail, commercial building, construction, fastener system, nails





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