Qualified Remodeler Magazine

JUN 2018

Qualified Remodeler helps independent remodeling firms to survive, become more professional and more profitable by providing must-have business information, namely best business practices, new product information and timely design ideas.

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Fasteners with multilayer protection system MITEK offers anchors, hangers, framing angles, straps and fasteners in Gold Coat for twice the corrosion protection. The multilayer system pro- tects the integrity of the structural connector by offering two layers of corrosion resistance; the top layer, an appealing gold color, is a specially formulated organic polymer designed specifically for outdoor applications and contact with treated wood. Stainless steel forms the base material for the Gold Coat system on fasteners, which includes nails, wood screws and LumberLok Screws in a range of sizes. Circle 24 on inquiry card Two hidden fastener solutions DECKORATORS offers The Stowaway Hidden Fastener and the Cortex Hidden Fastening System for deck fastening solutions. The Stowaway Hidden Fastener discreetly secures deck boards to joists with a single stainless steel, color-matched screw—resulting in a smooth and virtually fastener-free deck surface. Coming preloaded with the Stowaway screw, the fas- tener ensures deck boards are automatically spaced at proper intervals and eliminates the need for predrilling and countersinking. The Cortex system hides deck screws on stairs, perimeter boards or when replacing a board, and all company decking colors are available for the system. Circle 27 on inquiry card Countersink fastener The Universal Screw from U2 FASTENERS is a countersink fastener that allows the head to sit flush or below the surface of the surrounding materials, allow- ing other objects stable rest upon it. With the counter- sunk portion offering a good centering possibility, ideal applications are decking, framing, sub-floors, fencing, lattice, shelving, railings, stairs, fine woodworking and more. It is available in lengths from 1 ½ in. up to 12 in. in hardened steel, and lengths from 1 ½ in. to 4 in. of 316 grade stainless steel. Circle 28 on inquiry card Screw-plug solution for decking, trim SIMPSON STRONG-TIE introduces the Deck-Drive DCU screw plug solution, a complete hidden deck-fastening system comprising the Simpson Strong-Tie premium DCU Composite screw, the DCU screw plug and an Auto-Set Driver bit. Offering a simple way to cover exposed fas- tener heads, the solution is ideal for decking and trim applications using composite or PVC lumber, and plugs come in a variety of colors and finishes to match. The screw plugs can install with hand- drive applications and the Quik Drive PRO300S auto-feed screw driving system. Circle 26 on inquiry card Fastener solution for every board, deck design NATIONAL NAIL continues to innovate the CAMO Deck Fastening System with guides and systems designed to be intuitive and easy to use. The system includes color-matched face screws, unique edge fastening or hidden fas- teners. Featuring a series of guides and screws delivered into the edge of a board, the CAMO Edge Fastening system prevents racking and rocking of a deck board. A new performance warranty covers fasteners and the board itself when follwing the manufacturer's installation instructions. Circle 25 on inquiry card PRODUCTS 46 June 2018 QR QualifiedRemodeler.com Fasteners

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