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How to find the right replacement fastener

Sometimes finding the right replacement fastener for a home or business maintenance, remodel, or new construction project can prove difficult. Many homeowners lack knowledge and experience because they rarely perform do it yourself tasks. Some professionals scratch their heads because a fastener might have an odd shape or usage. Corrosion might have destroyed a specific fastener installed decades ago entirely.

No matter your background, you can find the right replacement fastener every single time you need one by doing one or more of the following:

  • Bring it along. Whenever possible, bring the original fastener to a fastener supply house. It’s easier for an experienced professional to locate a replacement when they have the original physically in their hand.
  • Take a photograph. If it’s badly damaged or in use until you can replace it, take a photograph of both the fastener and the area where you need it.
  • Write down everything. Whether you bring a physical fastener or photograph, you should also make a written list that outlines in detail the length and shape of the fastener, the material it’s made of, and the current usage.

Although these seem like common sense tips, many people struggle with communicating their replacement fastener needs because they can’t verbally describe the fastener or the associated residential, commercial, or industrial application. There is an abundance of fastening systems throughout the country. The more details you give to our Fasteners Inc. team via phone, email, or in person at either our Denver or Grand Junction locations, the more we can do to find the best replacement. For additional information, contact us today.

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