Decks made easy with the patented Stratton Bracket. Get the hang of the Stratton Bracket. It makes deck installation simpler and faster. Simplifies the most complicated step in deck building: attaching the ledger board to the house. The Stratton Bracket accommodates any size of 2x material and allows: The framework to be built on the ground much more easily and then set into place. The framework to be shifted in brackets for squaring, levelling, and centering to the house. Air to circulate between the house and the deck, preventing water build-up that could cause rot, decay or insect infestations. The ledger board to expand and contract without affecting its securement to the house. - The project to be temporary or permanent. Bolts directly against most types of siding, including vinyl, aluminum, steel, wood and masonry. Also simplifies most other steps, including framing, squaring, levelling, bracing and supporting.