How do I select the right screw for my project?

The type of screw you use depends on the material(s) you’re screwing:

  • Use wood screws for wood-to-wood fastening.
  • Use lag screws for wood-to-metal fastening.
  • Use sheet metal screws to fasten two thin pieces of metal.
  • Use sheetrock screws to fasten drywall to studs.
  • Use stainless steel deck screws for deck construction. Galvanized screws are also acceptable, but are more susceptible to weather.

Check your state and local codes before starting any project. Follow all safety precautions. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy and safety of this information. Neither Westlake nor any contributor can be held responsible for damages or injuries resulting from the use of the information in this document.

Check your state and local codes before starting any project. Follow all safety precautions. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy and safety of this information. Neither Westlake nor any contributor can be held responsible for damages or injuries resulting from the use of the information in this document.

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