Nails or Screws...??
I'm in the process of getting ready to build my deck... I went to Home Depot and they prepared a basic design/plan to match my specs and they also estimated the materials that I needed including screws and nails.
My question/concern is the following; the order includes deck screws to fasten the deck boards to the joists but they included 3.5 in. galvanized nails for fastening the joists to each other as well as 1.5 in. galvanized nails to fasten the galvanized metail brackets to hang the joists.
Is it necessary to use nails or could I use screws in place of the 1.5 & 3.5 in. Gal. nails???
If yes, what type & size nails should I be using.
Thanks for any and all help you can give on this topic.