Fasteners can be used with almost every roof system component
and often play an important role in wind-uplift design. However,
roof system designers sometimes expend a great deal of energy
selecting a membrane and insulation and pay little attention to how
roof system components will be attached. For a roof system to
function correctly, proper fastening is critical.
Mechanical fasteners typically are classified by material
composition, surfacing or coating, generic fastener type and size.
Additional classification parameters may be required depending on
specific fastener parameters. Examples of mechanical fasteners are
toggle bolts, spreading fasteners, two-piece tube nails,
locking-impact nails and...
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