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Choosing the Best Residential Roofing Fasteners

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Residential roofing contractors know that the fasteners holding the roof in place are integral to a strong, waterproof roofing system. These small components play a crucial role in the overall stability and durability of the roof, and choosing the right ones can make a big difference in the long-term health of a home.

Mid-Atlantic Roofing Supply sources numerous residential roofing fasteners from top brands to meet many applications. Here are some key factors to keep in mind when selecting residential roofing fasteners.

Material Matters

The most common materials used for roofing fasteners are aluminum, stainless steel and galvanized steel. Each material has its own pros and cons, so it’s important to consider a builder’s specific needs and priorities.

  • Aluminum is lightweight and corrosion-resistant, but it’s also relatively soft and may not hold up as well under heavy loads.
  • Stainless steel is extremely strong and durable, but it’s also more expensive than other options.
  • Galvanized steel is a good middle ground, offering decent strength and corrosion resistance at a reasonable cost. Keep in mind that some roofing materials may require specific types of fasteners.

Your local area builder supply store will likely want to stock all three types to meet the demands of your contractor clients.

Size and Shape

The size and shape of roofing fasteners will depend on the type of roof being installed, as well as any specific requirements from the roofing material manufacturer. In general, contractors should choose fasteners that are long enough to penetrate both the roofing material and the underlying structure, but not so long that they poke through the other side. The shape of the fastener head can also have an impact on the overall appearance of the roof.

Coatings and Finishes

Many roofing fasteners come with coatings or finishes designed to enhance their durability and resistance to corrosion. Some common options include zinc, epoxy and ceramic coatings, as well as paint or powder coatings in a variety of colors. These coatings can help protect fasteners from the elements and extend their lifespan, but they may also add to the overall cost.

Installation Techniques

It’s also vital to consider the installation process for roofing fasteners. Improper installation can lead to leaks, damaged shingles or other panels and other issues down the line. Knowledgeable and experienced installers will need to follow the specific requirements for any roofing material and fasteners and may need information about these products. Our team at Mid-Atlantic Roofing Supply can help you with product information and more so you can support your clients.

Your Source for Top-Quality Wholesale Residential Roofing Fasteners

Choosing the right residential roofing fasteners is an important part of maintaining a safe, stable and long-lasting roof for every home. Mid-Atlantic Roofing Supply can keep your roofing supply store well-stocked with these critical items, including:

  • Metal to Wood
  • Wood to Metal
  • Long, Short
  • Pancake Head Clip Screws
  • Low-slope Roofing Fasteners and Plates
  • Cupped Hex, Washer Head, Self-Drilling Screws
  • More…

Contact the nearest Mid-Atlantic Roofing Supply distributor and learn more about partnering with us for the best wholesale pricing to keep your store stocked and ready to serve your customers.

Posted on behalf of Mid-Atlantic Roofing Supply

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