Attaching a New Deck to a House: The Correct Method

Build a deck that will last

Required Tools for this Project

Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.

  • Hammer
  • Miter saw
  • Cordless drill
  • Circular saw
  • Socket/ratchet set
  • Caulk gun
  • Level
  • Drill bit set

Required Materials for this Project

Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here's a list.

  • Pressure-treated wood
  • Galvanized lag screws
  • Galvanized nails and screws
  • Drip cap
  • Z-flashing
  • Galvanized flashing
  • Galvanized joist hangers
  • High-quality exterior caulk