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DuraLife Step-Clip Strips - Box of 25 Covers 50 SqFt

Model # TA73048523|Store SKU # 1001538636|Special Order SKU # 1001527501

Overview

Model # TA73048523 Store SKU # 1001538636

The Duralife Step-Clip system reduces deck installation time by up to 50%.

  1. Easy to install.
  1. Easier: spend less time on hands and knees.
  1. Efficient: lay out your decking in advance to verify the appearance.
  1. Makes it easy to replace deck boards.
  1. Joists are protected from water damage, rot and decay.
  1. No special tools needed.

Specifications

Dimensions

Assembled Depth (in inches)
23.81
Assembled Height (in inches)
5.37
Assembled Weight (in lbs)
13
Assembled Width (in inches)
9.12
Packaged Depth (in inches)
23.81
Packaged Height (in inches)
5.375
Packaged Weight (In lbs)
13
Packaged Width (in inches)
9.125

Details

Colour Family
Brown
Country of Origin
US-United States
Material
Composite

Warranty / Certifications

25 year limited warranty on Product Performance, Stain and Fade and 2 year limited Labor Coverage
Step-Clip Strips - Box of 25 Covers 50 SqFtDuraLife Step-Clip Strips - Box of 25  Covers 50 SqFtThe Duralife Step-Clip system reduces deck installation time by up to 50%.
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Step-Clip Strips - Box of 25 Covers 50 SqFt is rated 3.5 out of 5 by 14.
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Rated 1 out of 5 by from More gimmick than function So all the Duralife promotional material focus on that final stage of the installer happily walking along the deck board snapping it into place. They ignore the hours of work before that setting all those clips into place. If you plan to picture-frame your deck, forget about these, what a nightmare. I did eventually get everything in place, but what a colossal hassle. Truth be told, I would definitely not choose this fastening system again. If you have level joists, and the clips installed perfectly as per the instructions (nails 3/4" off the ends of the fastening area) your deck still has an amount of bounce as the board is not firmly held down. It certainly isn't going anywhere, but its not as solid as being screwed down with any number of different systems. Also the boards don't all (most do) sit flush with each other despite the joists being perfectly level and flush, so not sure what's going on there. Again, cheap plastic clips were probably not the greatest idea. I chose Duralife based on price and availability during the summer of Covid when most everything seemed to be sold out, backordered, or wildly overpriced.
Date published: 2021-07-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Really good, but not the greatest Easy to install, but easy to warp. It took a little improvising, but it got done.
Date published: 2021-06-03
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Step-Clips? More like Stomp-Clips! I liked the idea of this system and how it would snap in, but in practice, it is a challenge. The joists need to be completely level to clip in (and with the quality of wood these days, getting things level is a challenge) and in some cases the clips didn’t catch and bent half way. You really have to stomp the boards in and it takes a toll on the body. I like that the spaces are very equal and there are no screw holes which make for a very clean looking deck. If I were to do this again, I’d use a different installation system.
Date published: 2021-05-30
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Great Idea but for extreme temperature changes Easy install but. If you have two end pieces butt against each other and the the temperature changes a gap will form. The more the temperature change the bigger the gap. I installed as per instructions and put a screw at start and end of run. These board expand and retract even in minor temperature changes. Not sure how to remedy this except to put a colour match screw where each board butts together. Defeats clean look.
Date published: 2021-01-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product Works great. Should be very careful aligning the clips. I was installing over old frame and run in few problems but easy fix. Follow the included instructions and should be fine. Also I would recommend to put the joists closer because of flexibility of the composite boards (at least 10” apart).
Date published: 2020-10-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from DIY perfection. Gets it done fast and easy. These things are great. Make sure to use a board to line up the first set across the joists. Everything else falls into place after you get the first set down and aligned correctly. It all clicks in like expected. All clips were without flaws too (so never had to replace any during install). Be careful installing on really hot days as they get a little soft in the direct sunlight. They also set the spacing between boards, which was good for me but you can’t choose your own spacing.
Date published: 2020-08-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good idea for install. Good installation method ;you don`t see any nails or screws. Will see how it holds with time.
Date published: 2020-08-23
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Good concept, poor quality Clips lift off the joist. If you nail inbetween the deck clips in the 5 inch gap space, the deck boards lift off the joist as the clip is flexible. Fixed this by nailing close to the deck clip. Might be OK if you were just doing a 12ft deck, but I did a contrasting colour for an outline and the Duralife boards all lifted up where it butts up against the other colour deckboards.
Date published: 2020-08-11
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Can this be used for angled decking on 12” joist spacing? Doesn’t seem possible 

Asked by: Chad
Only good with joist in line Will not work at 45s
Answered by: Bruce B
Date published: 2021-06-27

Can you use the step clip system on the stairs/stringers off your deck?

Asked by: ryan74
I would think no,if you need a finish look,would show an exposed edge.
Answered by: Bruce B
Date published: 2021-04-22

with the Duralife Step-Clip Strips, how large is the space between the Composite Boards when installed on deck?

Asked by: Randall
Hello Randall, The Step Clips create a gap of 3/16”.
Answered by: Stella
Date published: 2021-02-24

If i am buy 40 Qty DuraLife 16 Ft.-DuraLifeGrooved-Island Walnut,how many box step clip strips do i need?

Asked by: Tiantian
I think you need 13 joists, 16" apart to hold the 40 boards. You will need 10 strips, each holding 4 boards per joist. So 130 strips. There are 25 strips per box, so 6 boxes should cover it. The actual area would be 196"x 40 x 5.5" = 43120 sq" , or about 300 sq ft., that 6-12 boxes (25-50sq ft per box)
Answered by: semi
Date published: 2021-06-20

As per the vendor's documentation these strips are installed on top of the joists in strips. I do not understand the 25 to 50 square foot estimate per box which seems like a very wide range. How many linear feet are in 1 box? Thank you.

Asked by: TOJuice
There are 25 step-clip strips in a box.They are 22.63" long. They hold four boards each. They clip together and run the full length of the joist. It leaves a about a 3/16" gap in between the boards. Each board is 5.50" wide. Four boards total 22.50" - 22.63" wide, if you are looking to size your deck properly.
Answered by: MarcB
Date published: 2021-06-26

Does this step-clip system work with any other Home Depot offered composite decking brands? For example, Veranda or Trex? Are the plank sizes way different?

Asked by: JikkelStikkel
Hello JikkelStikkel, the Step Clip doesn't work outside the DuraLife line with any other brands.
Answered by: Stella
Date published: 2021-07-04
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