CAP-TOR / CAP-TOR xd
CAPSTOCK AND COMPOSITE DECK SCREWS
Cap-Tor / Cap-Tor xd is the only line of deck screws on the market designed specifically for capstock decking. Capstock decking has an extra strong and stable outer layer with natural looking grains and colors. Typical composite decking fasteners cause several defects in the surface of capstock: dimpling, white shear and curled waste. Capstock decks fastened with Cap-Tor have a clean, smooth and uniform appearance. Cap-Tor screws also work equally well in traditional composites.
Cap-Tor / Cap-Tor xd is available in Grade 305 and Grade 316 stainless steel – Headcote Cap-Tor / Cap-Tor xd – and epoxy coated steel – DeckfastCap-Tor / Cap-Tor xd – and is available in different head colors and coatings, matching all the major capstock decking products on the market today.
CAP-TOR vs. CAP-TOR xd
HEADCOTE / DECKFAST CAP-TOR xd is designed for use with Trex, TimberTech, Fiberon, Evergrain and many other popular decking products. Cap-Tor xd is available in epoxy coated steel (Deckfast Cap-Tor xd) and stainless steel (Headcote Cap-Tor xd).
HEADCOTE CAP-TOR stainless steel screws are specifically designed for use with AZEK Deck, and are the best fasteners on the market for AZEK, along with several other similar decking products.
For capstock decking, Cap-Tor / Cap-Tor xd is not only the best product on the market – it is the only product on the market. The quality and design of Cap-Tor / Cap-Tor xd screws for use in traditional composite decking materials is also superior to other brands. Cap-Tor / Cap-Tor xd screws feature a unique triangular thread design, a reverse thread section to prevent mushrooming, a type 17 tip (augur point) for speed and ease of installation, and a specially engineered head that cleanly penetrates the hard outer layer of capstock products.
Problems With Typical Deck Fasteners and Capstock
Dimpling: This can occur if the fastener head does not fully cut through the cap layer, resulting in a slight sloping area of decking around the fastener head.
White Shear: Sometimes the dimpling can stretch the cap layer to where the color is slightly deformed, resulting in a faint but noticeable lightening of the dimpled area.
Curled Waste: This can occur when the fastener head does penetrate the cap layer, but there is a ring of excess cap material that stays attached to the board, usually in one spot.