In the construction industry, high-performing machines and high-quality materials are necessary to get the job done. However, it is often the “little things” that allow projects to come together successfully. Because fasteners literally hold things together, they are vital to any construction project. While they may be the smallest components of any construction project, they ensure that your construction projects have structural strength with components fitting properly and securely. It is important not to overlook the importance of high-quality construction fasteners for several reasons. Fastener failure can cause serious damage and delays to a construction project—costing you valuable time and money.
Each building or construction project requires a variety of fasteners to ensure a strong and safe final construction. Choosing the right one for each part of the project can be confusing. High-performing and long-lasting fasteners are essential at every level of a building, from roof to sub-levels. For over 30 years, U-Bolt-It has been helping our clients choose the right high-quality construction fastener for every part of a project. We supply a huge range of standard and custom-engineered fasteners in a wide variety of sizes, materials, and coatings, including custom u bolts for construction and general contractors. No matter the construction project—small or large, commercial or residential, indoors or outdoors—we have the construction fasteners for every construction application.
TYPES OF CONSTRUCTION FASTENERS
Different construction fasteners are required for different types of construction projects and applications. Knowing the correct fastener type will help your projects run smoother and come together more securely and safely. For example, you will need a different type of construction fastener to connect two pieces of wood versus connecting wood to metal. Some construction applications demand specialized fasteners, such as decking, sub-flooring, metal roofing, drywall, working with concrete, and more. For any construction application, fasteners must have the precision, durability, and strength to withstand the stress of the building and construction industry.
The following are some key considerations when choosing the right fastener for construction applications:
- Building Materials—Different materials, such as wood, concrete, drywall, and metal, will require a different fastener type.
- Material Weight—The material weight also dictates the required fastener type. For example, a heavier material such as steel will require a heavier-duty fastener.
- Environment—Choosing the right fastener based on environmental conditions will help reduce fastener corrosion and failure.
- Finish—Environmental, application, and aesthetic considerations all factor into the coating or finish of the fasteners.
- Accessibility—Workspace accessibility can be a determining factor when selecting the right fastener. For example, a screw may be a better choice in limited or tight areas where hammering a nail is not possible.
Selecting the proper fastener material and finish for construction applications can also make or break a construction project. Common material types used for construction fasteners include stainless steel, carbon steel, aluminum, brass, and plastic. Also, special coatings, such as zinc plating, will help prevent corrosion and increase strength.
We provide fasteners in a multitude of materials:
- 304, 304L, 304H
- 316, 316L
- Alloy 20
- Monel 400
- Duplex 2205
- A193 B7, A193 L7
- Inconel 718, Inconel 800
Common fasteners used in the building and construction industry include the following:
- 12-Point Flange Bolts
- Heavy Hex Nuts
- Structural Washers
- All Metal Nuts
- Plow Bolts
- Drywall Screws
- Nail-In Anchors
- Wood Screws
- Sheet Metal Screws
- Masonry and Concrete Anchors
- Drywall Anchors
- Screw Eyes
- Retaining Rings
- Foundation Bolts
U-BOLT-IT IS YOUR SINGLE-SOURCE SOLUTION FOR CONSTRUCTION FASTENERS
U-Bolt-It understands the construction industry, and we offer the right fastening solution for the right construction application. Whether you need a steady supply of standard nuts and bolts or a short run of custom-engineered u bolts for your next construction project, we can help you get your next construction or building job done right and on time. While we offer an industry-leading range of superior-quality construction fasteners, it is our extensive expertise and product knowledge that is the difference maker. Our team of professionals is dedicated to building a long-term customer relationship and providing valuable advice to help our clients pick the right fastener for every application.
Since 1988, we have been providing world-class customer service, quick turnaround time, and high-quality fastener products to the construction industry. We guarantee to have the right fastener solution for your next construction project on time, every time.
To partner with us on your next construction project or to learn more about our building and construction fasteners, contact a member of the U-Bolt-It team.
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