Simpson Strong-Tie, the leader in engineered structural connectors and building solutions, announced the addition of two new color options to its line of Deck-Drive DCU Stainless Steel Composite screws designed for fastening PVC and composite decking or trim to wood framing and wooden roof sleeper assemblies, as well as for fastening PVC and composite cladding to wood framing.

Engineered to provide beautiful fastening results for all types of composite decking while also offering greater ease of installation, Deck-Drive DCU Composite screws are available in a wide range of colors, matched to blend with decking from most major manufacturers. The new Light Tan and Light Gray options have been formulated to pair with lighter colors that provide cooler deck surface temperatures in warm climates.

For superior corrosion resistance in marine or high-exposure environments, the new DCU Composite color options are available in Type 305 or Type 316 stainless steel. Like the rest of the Deck-Drive DCU fastener lineup, the new Light Tan and Light Gray composite screws are designed for easy installation, a clean finish, and lasting performance. Additional features of the Deck-Drive DCU Composite screw include:

  • A T20 6-lobe recess for easy, secure driving
  • Cap head design to prevent mushrooming for a smooth, clean-looking installation
  • Tri-lobe thread design for reduced installation torque and minimized material dislocation
  • Unique-cut point to penetrate composite decking for faster, easier starts
  • Reversed upper threads to clear excess material and ensure the screw is seated properly and consistently

Deck-Drive DCU Composite screws can be purchased in bulk or collated for use with the Quik Drive auto-feed screw driving system. When used to install PVC or composite trim, the color-matching DCU Screw Plug Solution is recommended as an efficient hidden fastening solution. For more information, see or

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Simpson Strong-Tie is the world leader in structural solutions — products and technology that help people design and build safer, stronger homes, buildings, and communities. As a pioneer in the building industry, we have an unmatched passion for problem solving through skillful engineering and thoughtful innovation. Our structural systems research and rigorous testing enable us to design code-listed, value-engineered solutions for a multitude of applications in wood, steel, and concrete structures. Our dedication to pursuing ever-better construction products and technology and to surrounding our customers with exceptional service and support has been core to our mission since 1956. For more information, visit