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The Two Basic Types of Roof Fastener Systems You Can Use

By Sierra Nordgren Subscribe to RSS | April 25th 2012 | Views:
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A roof directly contributes to the beauty and safety of any structure it’s placed on. What you may not know is that roofs are kept safe and secure by discreet yet sturdy roof fastening systems. You can think of these fastening systems as having similar functions to the roof as the foundations do to the structure itself.

The myriad types of roofing material have brought with it a matching range of choices for roof fastening systems. They are applied according to the different factors that affect roof installation like roof angle, frame material, connections, and reinforcement. More importantly, using the correct fasteners will extend the lifespan of your roof because the roof fastener’s puncture points are the most cited areas of damage, corrosion, and leakage on a roof. Here are the types of roof fasteners and how they are used.

Exposed Roof Fasteners The choices for exposed roof fasteners are numerous: bolts, nails, rivets, screws, and more. Exposed fasteners are the perfect choice if you’re looking for economy and long-term wind resistance from your roof fasteners. They can be very efficient if they are built properly and if both the roof frame and roof are made of durable materials.

Waterproofing exposed roof fasteners involves the use of a rubber washer, a metal washer, and caulk. It would be ill-advised to exclude even one of these three items. The rubber washer is placed beneath the metal one, and then layered with caulk before the roof fastener is hammered or screwed into place.

Concealed Roof Fasteners With concealed fasteners, the roof panels will be resting on clips. They are mainly used to overcome the problems raised by the long-term use of exposed fasteners. Most Athens roofing companies package the concealed roof fasteners with the particular roof type that they will be used on. They are also coated with industrial materials like polymer or metal to prevent them from rusting. Concealed roof fasteners are generally more expensive than the exposed type.

As with any construction endeavor, finding the ideal roof fastener for you involves checking the integrity of the structure and its compatibility with the roof material you will be using. Additionally, there may be areas of the roof that work well with one roof fastener type than with another. Some experts on roofing Athens GA allow the on-site testing of the fasteners, so it will be wise to try this opportunity if it is presented to you.

You may contact the different experts on roofing Marietta has that are listed on this website, angieslist.com/companylist/us/ga/marietta/roofing.htm., to find out which of them allows onsite roof fastener testing.

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