Product Focus: Fasteners
Low-Slope Fasteners • SFS intec
SFS intec Inc. offers its Dekfast fastening solutions for low-slope roofs. The Dekfast Hex and Phillips drives are available in #12 up to 8 inches, #14 up to 12 inches and #15 up to 28 inches in length, complemented by a variety of insulation and membrane plates. The isofast® system uses belted fasteners and plates for insulation and membrane attachment, providing increased productivity and ergonomics. In addition, the system allows users to save money and energy through the reduction of thermal bridging. SFS intec also offers specialty fasteners such as purlins, termination bars and anchors, TPR rivets, zinc nail-ins, Dekspikes and base-ply fasteners. For more information, visit www.sfsintec.biz.
Plating Process for Zinc Screws • Raytec Manufacturing
Raytec Manufacturing has developed a new plating process for zinc screws, which protects against red rust for up to 200 hours. Compare to the standard commercial silver zinc plating, which according to ANSI/ASME standards provides only up to 24 hours of red rust protection in a controlled salt spray test. Customers can also upgrade to Raytec’s Rezist system for 1,000 hours of red rust protection. For more information, call 717-445-0510.
Structural Wood Screws • Simpson Strong-Tie
The Strong-Drive SDWC structural wood screw provides stud-to-bottom plate or stud-to-top plate connection, as well as fastening trusses and rafters to top plates. The fully threaded shank engages the entire length of the fastener providing a secure connection. The SDWC is tested in accordance with ICC-ES AC233 (screw) and AC13 (wall assembly) for uplift and lateral loads between wall plates and vertical wall framing. The SDWC screw is a time-saving and reliable option that installs easily and effectively without pre-drilling. For more information, visit www.strongtie.com.
Fastener Line • Trinagle Fastener Corp.
Triangle Fastener Corp. (TFC) offers a complete line of fasteners for metal-to-metal, metal-to-wood, drywall and concrete anchoring at all 24 of its locations. TFC’s Need it Now! program is designed to provide fastening solutions for difficult applications. The company has eight in-house painting facilities that can custom color match fasteners to clients’ exact requirements with delivery in three days or less. The TFC Fastening Systems Guide is complete with products and technical information on a wide variety of fastening systems solutions. For more information, visit www.trianglefastener.com.
Cordless Roofing Nailer System • Paslode
With the needs of professional remodelers in mind, Paslode engineered the CR175C Cordless Roofing Nailer System: a versatile, compact, 6.8-pound cordless roofing nailer combined with the innovative Paslode Fuel + Nail Combo Pack. The system provides the right balance of tool, fuel and nails for roof repairs and exterior jobs. Each combo pack contains 720 premium galvanized nails, enough to complete two squares of shingles, and a quicklode™ fuel cartridge that drives all the nails in the pack. Designed for maximum performance, the nails feature Paslode’s proprietary black-tip coating for superior ease of drive. For more information, visit www.gopaslodecordless.com.
Base Sheet Fastener
TRUFAST® now offers the Twin Loc-Nail for attachment of base sheet, recovery board and insulation to lightweight insulating concrete, structural wood fiber and poured gypsum. Precision formed from coated steel to prevent corrosion. The tube is shaped to easily penetrate decking and existing membranes. Twin Loc-Nails maintain Factory Mutual and Miami-Dade County Approvals. The fasteners and accessories are 100-percent American made. For more information, call 800-443-9602 or visit www.trufast.com.
The Spotnails CrossFire Cap Stapler drives 18-gauge crown staples with a fastener capacity of 200 staples and 200 caps. It has a rear-mounted magazine, which makes for a well-balanced tool. Weighing only five pounds, the CrossFire can install roofing felt, foam board and house wrap 10 times faster than by hand with a tool. Its ergonomic design and sealing power makes it ideal for use on sidewall and roof installation.
For more information, visit www.spotnails.com.
Hand-Drive and Collated Fasteners
SteelLinx, BlueLinx’s proprietary line of quality metal products, offers a variety hand-driven and collated fasteners. Product categories include general construction, outdoor construction, roofing and siding, drywall, metal framing and specialty decking screws. Users can also benefit from the value-added services that come with a logistics network, and an experienced local and national sales force. For more information, visit www.steellinx.com.
Fasteners for Metal and Wood
The addition of the #12-11 Low Pro Ultimate wood fastener with the Z5 Ultimate System will allow Atlas Bolt & Screw Co. to better serve the metal building industry. The fastener was created to withstand challenging weather conditions and is manufactured with a 26-degree pierce point for easy installation. The coarse threads provide secure fastening into metal or wood, and the design head allows Atlas to offer a warranty against red rust for the life of a building. For more information, visit us at www.atlasfasteners.com.
Stainless Steel Fasteners
PrimeGuard MAX fasteners are designed to stand the test of time, made with certified, 100-percent stainless steel for maximum durability and corrosion resistance. The Cedar Shake & Shingle Bureau, Western Red Cedar Lumber Associations and other quality suppliers recommend or require stainless-steel fasteners. MAX stainless-steel nails, collated or hand-driven in job-lot or bulk package, are ideal for use with cedar and fire-treated shakes and shingles. For more information, visit www.primesourcebp.com.
Insulation and Membrane Attachment System
OMG Roofing Products
OMG Roofing Products’ RhinoBond system offers a non-penetrating mechanical fastening solution that provides improved wind performance while virtually eliminating flutter. It uses the same fastener and plate to secure membrane and insulation without penetrating the roofing material. The result is a Factory Mutual approved system that does not create any potential point of entry for moisture, and requires fewer fasteners and seams. For more information, visit www.olyfast.com.