Fasteners, Inc. is an industrial distributor for Huck Fastening Systems in Denver, Colorado. Today, we’re talking metal construction fasteners, defined as hardware devices that mechanically join or affix two or more objects together. Fasteners come in a seemingly infinite variety of formats with names that might be a bit easier for you to recognize, including screws, bolts, staples, clasps and even zippers.
Fasteners in Metal Building
Specific fasteners are central to almost all metal building projects. According to a recent Metal Building article, metal construction fasteners are critical for the safety and structural integrity of metal buildings and roofs. They’re used to frame metal walls and affix the roof panels. They can also help builders speed up the installation of cladding components.
It is crucial to use the correct fastener for each part of the building. If not, the fasteners and the panel system can fail. Because of this need for a fastener to offer reliable performance, it’s important for builders to use high-quality stainless steel or carbon steel with special platings or coatings to improve rust and corrosion resistance. It’s also crucial to ensure fastener compatibility with building design.
After requests from both architects and builders, fastener manufacturers have introduced new head designs that minimize fastener visibility, as well as fasteners with powder coat finishes in custom colors so they can be matched to the architectural metal cladding colors.
Another goal for these manufacturers is to improve and simplify metal building by offering super-sharp, fast-drilling points that will penetrate harder, thicker purlins. Installation tools are often provided by some manufacturers and are specifically designed for their systems. It’s important to properly match fastener, application, and installation tools and techniques.
About the Fastener Industry
The production of automobiles, aircraft, appliances, agricultural machinery, commercial construction, and infrastructure all rely on the fastener industry. It’s estimated that more than 200 billion fasteners are used every year in the United States, with 26 billion of these used by the automotive industry.
According to Construction Magazine Network, fasteners and fastening systems have progressed from nails to self-drilling screws used to secure one piece of material to another in the steel building and post-framed building industry. Nails, as a means of securing wooden objects, date back to approximately 3400 BC in ancient Egypt and until the early 1800s, were made by hand. We’ve certainly come a long way in metal construction fasteners.
Advancing technology in the heading, threading, and pointing equipment design has created solutions for almost every fastening need. New alloys are also being designed along with innovative hardening processes to provide a new generation of self-drilling fasteners with exceptional performance abilities.
At Fasteners, Inc. in Denver, we are a leading distributor of metal construction fasteners defined in our extensive inventory as ranging from aluminum to stainless to heat-treated steel. All of which is available for prompt, accurate delivery or shipment. We offer the Huck Fastening System, including Magna-Grip, Magna-Bulb, Magna-Lok, C6L, C50L, BOM, Huck Automatic Rivets and Huck Industrial Tooling.
No matter the project, metal construction or otherwise, trust our over 100 years of experience to help you find the right fastener for the job at a great price. Contact us today for fast, friendly assistance.