Sunday, March 18, 2012

Will your roofing screw washer – survive 20 years?

How to fix a leaking roof

Action Fasteners have been around for a while - but they have just started to delve in the world of IT with their first BLOG - and the result of this from the 13th March 2012 - just 5 days ago - they are now on The Roofers Blog also. Go to their site and have a look - the start of bigger things!

The Storm-Tite video was released in 2009 on You Tube and has had 411 views - this is an Australian company with the main man Gary Hollis still promoting his product - the Storm-Tite roof screw. There is nothing worse than having to order 1,000 Roof Zips plus 1,000 Cyclone Washers for a project in one colour (because they come separate) then you find in the delivered stock that the washers are Dune instead of Surf Mist - a big problem - as they get painted to order! The biggest advantage with these are fully assembled (less contractor time) and a reduction of stock holding when considering the economically side.

Here's the video for not those 411 people in Australia that haven't seen it! Sign into YouTube Site and have a look at the 19 videos that Action have uploaded.



What I do like about this is the that the Storm-Tite exceeds AS/NZS 1170-2 rating for cyclones/hurricanes as classified by Australian Standards. Wouldn't it be good for suppliers and customers to know that all these regions are covered by one fastener?

Here's a picture of the Storm-Tite screw:
Storm-Tite Screw by Action Fasteners
Good to see an Australian designer supplying these locally and overseas.

This is the Buildex Website so you can compare screws! And also the Cyclone Assembly picture:
Buildex Cyclone Assembly
What are roofing contractors thoughts on this - it would be a lot easier to have one screw type in the different colours for all roofing profiles and cyclone areas - and for distributors it would result in less stock holding.

12 comments:

  1. Thank you for posting details of our new blog, we are hoping to produce many more articles over the coming weeks.

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    1. Always try to support Australian Industry - I post your details on the "Links for The Roofing Industry" as soon as possible.

      The Roofer

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  2. good idea of a solid head but the screw is best suited for cyclone regions - would stand out on residential roofing below the tropic of capricon. i prefer Buildex for southern aus roofing but can see the appeal.
    Few Australian companies still in the industry good luck action fastners. good to see advances made on the humble roofzip.

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  3. Yes SW - I agree - wonder if any of the houses that lost their roof in Townsville, had cyclone washer systems?

    Also some enterprising staff of a rollformer (in the 3 eastern states) selling delivery run addresses to roof cleaning companies - who then arrive at new houses and give them the story of BlueScope requires regular cleaning and their company wil offer the proof to ensure the warranty is OK! Wonder if the Head Offices are aware of this nice little sideline! Obviously well organised - but I haven't seen data sales on any of the P&L's so far!!!

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    1. sounds very underhanded there are plenty of loopholes in the BSL warranties, same with the watertight guarantees...
      i dont know how you can "guarantee" that the roof will be subject to its terms and conditions - bit sketchy in my opinion. (i wonder if BSL will be around to honor the claims)

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    2. I think it's just some enterprising staff making extra money - without the companies approval - and you're probably correct - it is very unlikely that BlueScope will be around in 10 years - but the brand colorbond maybe!

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  4. Gillards at it again! Another 250+ million for the GM bonuses fund. Imagine if they spent this in the building industry!

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    1. Amazing that they happen to be Union dominated industries - surely just coincidence?

      Combet is in charge of the construction sector - haven't seen much positives from him lately!

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  5. Hi,

    We also provide roofing services in oklahoma. roofing oklahoma is the best roofing company in oklahoma.

    Thanks,

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  6. Hi Chris,

    Thanks for reading this BLOG, wonder if you could help out in the latest article, I discuss ENGLERT - can you provide some info on them please :)
    The Roofer

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  7. Yeah, those screws may look like simple washer-type screws, but that dome-like mold is capable of sealing tighter than ordinary ones. I actually used some of those on a remodeling project I had to do on a house, and I haven’t heard of any problems with regards the screws ever since I put them in. That just proves how effective those screws are!

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  8. where do i buy these in small quantities (~100?)
    Bunnings, Masters - hopeless
    Haven't been to Stratco yet.

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