Roofing Fasteners

Fasteners at the gutter edge of a metal panel roof.

Fasteners with fastener plates securing polyiso insulation.

Useful Links:

1. General: Steel Deck: "Fastening Steel Deck" is a decent short article from 2015 available on the Structure Magazine website.

2. Chemical Compatibility: "Corrosion and Corrosion Resistance" is a useful and easy-to-follow technical bulletin provided by the Fastenal Company. Explains what material fasteners should be made out of in order to be used with which other materials. 

3. Chemical Compatibility: Also see "Dissimilar Metal Corrosion" by D. Matthew Stuart, a four-page presentation found on the website of PDH Online.

4. TechnicalAmerican National Standard - Standard Field Test Procedure for Determining the Withdrawal Resistance of Roofing Fasteners is made available on the TRUFAST website.

5. TechnicalGuide for Materials Selection and Design for Metals Used in Contact with Copper-Treated Wood - the title is self-explanatory, the article is from 2013, and is made available by the US Department of Agriculture's Forest Service's Forest Products Laboratory

6. See here for a list of roofing fastener manufacturers.