Metal Roof Fasteners

Metal Roof Fasteners

Concealed Fastener Systems More Expensive but Proven to Last in Standing Seam Metal Roofing Systems Over the past several months we’ve talked a lot about standing seam panels and their ability to resist all kinds of weather-related challenges as well as fire, hurricanes and salt air. We’ve compared Galvalume to galvanized steel, polyester to PVDF coating and different metal and aluminum gauge thicknesses. But the one thing we haven’t talked about are the two different types of metal roofing fastening systems—a very important topic that involves economics, aesthetics and maintenance. The two most common ways of attaching a metal roof to a structure are exposed fasteners and concealed fasteners. Exposed fastened panels use a screw or nail to secure the metal roofing to the roof deck or purlins whereby the nail or screw actually penetrates an area where two panels overlap.  This can involve hundreds and even thousands of fasteners which must be spaced and driven to maintain the integrity of rubber grommets which serve to prevent precipitation from gaining access through each hole. Conversely, concealed clip fastened panels use a system where the fasteners are driven through the clips into the roof deck with no connection or piercing of the metal panels. The clip and fasteners are concealed beneath the standing seam panel material. The panel is then laid over and attached to the clips and then mechanically or hand locked to them. Granted, exposed fastener metal roofing panels are a less expensive alternative to concealed fastener standing seam roofs. They work best in simple roofs like gables or shed roofs but get difficult to work with on structures with dormers, valleys and complex architectural features.While many people swear by them and have enjoyed years of service from them, exposed fastener roofs have lesser warranty times than concealed fastener systems. Problems can occur if the fasteners are driven too tight by the contractor or installer. Because metal expands and contracts with temperature change, screws driven too tight leave no room for expansion and contraction. In contrast, a concealed fastener system is driven through the clip and not the panel itself and is designed to flex or move under the panel. And of course, the concealed fasteners are never exposed to the weather and are insulated from the movement. Cost will differ depending on location, but concealed fastener is more expensive because of the clips and the time it takes to install the hidden fasteners.  Their biggest benefits are peace of mind and aesthetics.  Instead of hundreds or thousands of tiny holes filled with screws with an oversized cap head, you have an aesthetically smooth surface broken only by the seams which give the concealed fastener system its elegance. Because of this aesthetic, concealed systems are seen largely on residential and commercial structures while the exposed fastener system is more likely to be found on large industrial and commercial buildings. Some building owners will tell you their exposed fastener systems have stood up to precipitation and UV light from the Sun for years. But unlike concealed fastener systems, the warranties are shorter and less robust and some experts suggest that screws be randomly backed out periodically to see if the grommets are intact and still snug in the drill holes and the wood substrate is free of any dampness. This entry was posted in Architects, Building & Homeowners, Contractors, Metal Roofing, Standing Seam Metal Roof Panels and tagged Englert, Metal Roofs, Standing Seam Metal Roof on January 29, 2014 by Mitch Gaber. Post navigation ← There’s No Place Like Home for a Standing Seam Metal Roof Steel and Aluminum—Two Great Metal Roofing Materials, Each Have Their “Strengths” → Search for: Archives March 2017 January 2017 December 2016 October 2016 September 2016 August 2016 July 2016 June 2016 May 2016 April 2016 March 2016 February 2016 January 2016 December 2015 November 2015 October 2015 September 2015 August 2015 July 2015 June 2015 May 2015 April 2015 March 2015 February 2015 January 2015 December 2014 November 2014 October 2014 September 2014 August 2014 July 2014 June 2014 May 2014 April 2014 March 2014 February 2014 January 2014 December 2013 November 2013 October 2013 September 2013 August 2013 July 2013 June 2013 May 2013 April 2013 March 2013 February 2013 January 2013 December 2012 November 2012 October 2012 September 2012 August 2012 July 2012 June 2012 Categories Aluminum Composite Panels Architects Building & Homeowners Contractors Custom Coating for Coil Gutter Machine Gutters Hurricane Wind Uplift Ice Dams Metal Roofing Metal Roofing Coil Metal Roofing Colors Metal Roofing Machine Photovoltaic Prepainted Metal Coils RainPro Rainwater Harvesting Residential Metal Roofing Roll Forming Machines Roofing Coil Solar PV Solar Thermal Technology Standing Seam Metal Roof Panels Tolling Wall Panels
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Metal Roof Fasteners

Snow Guard Stock Up Program Click for More Information Featured Item Snow Defender Calculator Download our Catalog Download our Catalog Contact Us for a Free Sample Testimonials “We have had no problems, Levi's sells high quality products” – Harrisonburg, VA Stainless Steel & Galvanized Metal Roof Screws If you need metal roofing screws with superior holding strength, you’ve come to the right place! Levi’s Building Components offers a wide selection of screws and fasteners, like Fastgrip, for any metal roof application. We oversee everything in-house to distribute only the best, top-quality product. Our large warehouse allows us to stock 40 or more colors of the most popular fasteners so your order is filled and shipped fast. Custom colors are available to match your roof color exactly and our long-lasting paint application process means each fastener will keep its color on your roof. Levi’s is known for exceeding the industry standard and providing reliable, quick shipping which keeps us at the top of builder supply lists. We don’t compromise on washer size and achieve a better, long-lasting seal. In addition, our strong V-neck heads provide superior installation strength. Compare us and see why Levis fasteners are preferred by builders for unsurpassed on the job performance. Extensive Warranties are featured on many of our products. Fastgrip Stainless Steel, ProZ and ProZSD series feature a 50 year Warranty while the ProCap line features a 25 year warranty. Click on the warranty symbols in the links below to learn more about how Levi’s backs their quality products. Levi’s Superior Metal Screws and Fasteners: Incredibly fast shipping on a variety of roof screws and fasteners Metal roofing screws are available in virtually any color In-stock colors ship even faster Any quantity shipped Roof fasteners are always colored and bagged in-house Metal to metal or metal to wood roof fasteners handle almost any building application Consistent, high quality coating makes your fasteners long-lasting and worry-free The Best Selection and Expert Advice For more information on the following screw or fastener types, click on the pictures below. If you don’t see the screw or fastener you’re looking for, we can most likely get it for you with fast service and competitive pricing. View our Metalgrip™ and ProZSD products if you’re looking for self drilling screws with metal to metal options. Give us a call and chat with our experts if you’re unsure which fastener is best for your job. We will help you find the Fastgrip perfect for drilling through aluminum panels or the one for use with plywood that offers great pull out resistance. We can even assist with the best option on replacement fasteners ideal for switching nails or screws that have failed. Looking for a Hi-Lo thread? We’ve got that too. Worried about red rust? We have numerous rust-free fasteners. Let us help you see how Levis puts the customer first with quality product selection, expert advice and quick shipping. Fastgrip™ #9 Fastgrip™#10 Hi-Lo Fastgrip™ #14 Fastgrip™ SS Metalgrip™Self Drilling Top 10 Reasons to Choose Fastgrip Pro-Z™ Zinc Aluminum Alloy Cap ProCap™ Stainless Steel Replacement Screws Pancake Head Screws Miscellaneous Screws
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Metal Roof Fasteners

Stainless Steel & Galvanized Metal Roof Screws If you need metal roofing screws with superior holding strength, you’ve come to the right place! Levi’s Building Components offers a wide selection of screws and fasteners, like Fastgrip, for any metal roof application. We oversee everything in-house to distribute only the best, top-quality product. Our large warehouse allows us to stock 40 or more colors of the most popular fasteners so your order is filled and shipped fast. Custom colors are available to match your roof color exactly and our long-lasting paint application process means each fastener will keep its color on your roof. Levi’s is known for exceeding the industry standard and providing reliable, quick shipping which keeps us at the top of builder supply lists. We don’t compromise on washer size and achieve a better, long-lasting seal. In addition, our strong V-neck heads provide superior installation strength. Compare us and see why Levis fasteners are preferred by builders for unsurpassed on the job performance. Extensive Warranties are featured on many of our products. Fastgrip Stainless Steel, ProZ and ProZSD series feature a 50 year Warranty while the ProCap line features a 25 year warranty. Click on the warranty symbols in the links below to learn more about how Levi’s backs their quality products. Levi’s Superior Metal Screws and Fasteners: Incredibly fast shipping on a variety of roof screws and fasteners Metal roofing screws are available in virtually any color In-stock colors ship even faster Any quantity shipped Roof fasteners are always colored and bagged in-house Metal to metal or metal to wood roof fasteners handle almost any building application Consistent, high quality coating makes your fasteners long-lasting and worry-free The Best Selection and Expert Advice For more information on the following screw or fastener types, click on the pictures below. If you don’t see the screw or fastener you’re looking for, we can most likely get it for you with fast service and competitive pricing. View our Metalgrip™ and ProZSD products if you’re looking for self drilling screws with metal to metal options. Give us a call and chat with our experts if you’re unsure which fastener is best for your job. We will help you find the Fastgrip perfect for drilling through aluminum panels or the one for use with plywood that offers great pull out resistance. We can even assist with the best option on replacement fasteners ideal for switching nails or screws that have failed. Looking for a Hi-Lo thread? We’ve got that too. Worried about red rust? We have numerous rust-free fasteners. Let us help you see how Levis puts the customer first with quality product selection, expert advice and quick shipping. Fastgrip™ #9 Fastgrip™#10 Hi-Lo Fastgrip™ #14 Fastgrip™ SS Metalgrip™Self Drilling Top 10 Reasons to Choose Fastgrip Pro-Z™ Zinc Aluminum Alloy Cap ProCap™ Stainless Steel Replacement Screws Pancake Head Screws Miscellaneous Screws

Metal Roof Fasteners

Metal Roof Fasteners
Metal Roof Fasteners
Metal Roof Fasteners
Metal Roof Fasteners