facts on fasteners

A roofing or cladding installation is often only as good as the choice of fasteners used. Pretoria-based Flashing Centre has forged an excellent reputation within the sheet metal cladding, facade, flashings and rainwater goods sector. It advises on the importance of knowing what you are specifying, for the integrity of the roof and cladding of the building

Class distinction 

Specialised roofing and cladding fasteners are classified for ease of use. Class 3 and Class 4 roofing fasteners are recommended for external roofing applications to ensure longevity and the integrity of the roof. These classes of fasteners are the best against corrosion, with a minimum grade of coating required for external applications.

facts on fasteners

Specialised roofing and cladding fasteners are vital to ensure the integrity of the roof and cladding of a building.

  • Class 3 fasteners are used in places of moderate levels of airborne pollution or coastal areas with low salt levels.
  • Class 4 fasteners are more suitable for areas of airborne pollution or coastal areas with moderate to high salt levels.

Product options

Tapperman range

Flashing Centre stocks a range of Tapperman fasteners from Corroshield in Class 3 and 4.

  • Diameters from 14mm to 24mm.
  • Lengths from 22mm to 65mm.
  • Class 3 is 1 000 hours and Class 4 is 2 000 hours salt spray tested.
  • Faster drilling speed.
  • Low wastage.

facts on fasteners

Corroshield aluminium-bonded washers with grey EPDM are used for additional waterproofing and can also be used with translucent roof sheeting. The washers have a diameter of 0,8mm and lengths of 19mm and 25mm.

Multifix range

All Multifix screws comply with AS3566, are easily traceable and warranties are provided on request. A variety of products are stocked at Flashing Centre:

  • Blind rivets for guttering applications. These domed colour rivets are available in white, ivory and charcoal, with diameters of 4,8mm and lengths between 10mm and 15mm.
  • Self-drilling roofing and cladding screws for steel in Class 3 and 4. Diameters from 12mm to 14mm, and lengths from 20mm to 22mm.
  • Timberfix hex-head screws for wood, and hammer screws of 6mm in diameter and 60mm in length. Also available in stainless steel.
  • Aluminium-bonded washers for additional waterproofing, ideal for use with Class 3 or Class 4 fasteners.
  • Multifix steel cutting discs and silicon sealants. 

Future forward

With over 50 years of experience, Flashing Centre has been focussed on sustainable construction products that last and can be easily recycled, right from its inception. This “cradle to grave” philosophy starts from the design through to using materials that can be recycled at the end of the operational life of a building.

 

Specialised roofing and cladding fasteners are vital to ensure the integrity of the roof and cladding of a building.

 

For more information, contact Flashing Centre:

Tel: +27 12 333 3784

Email: marketing@flashingcentre.com

Website: www.flashingcentre.com

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