Cedar wood cladding has become increasingly popular on buildings and garden offices in recent years which has seen an increased demand for us to stock stainless steel fasteners and staples.
The range of stainless steel fastenings we now offer includes:
- Fine wire staples used in boat building and repair (71, 80, 90, 95)
- Medium Wire staples, brads and pins used in joinery and building projects
- Hartco / Vertex stainless steel fencing clips
- Brads – 16 and 18 gauge
- Tanalised nails
- Triple life fasteners
- Hot dipped galvanised fasteners
- Stainless steel fasteners
Nails / Fasteners for Cedar Wood
Why are stainless steel fasteners suitable for cedar wood clad buildings? ┬áThe hot dipped galvanised, aluminium and stainless steel nails are all corrosion resistant and can be used for the cedar wood. ┬áOther types of nails such as electroplated are generally not suitable as they are prone to rusting and disintegrating and reacting with the natural cedar wood oils┬áresulting┬áin staining.
It was adopted as a generic name for these steels and now covers a wide range of steel types and grades for corrosion or oxidation resistant applications.
Stainless steels are iron alloys with a minimum of 10.5% chromium. Other alloying elements are added to enhance their structure and properties such as formability, strength and cryogenic toughness.┬áStainless steel is the best choice for most applications either 304 and 316 grade. ┬áThe 304 grade of stainless steel provides adequate resistance whilst the 316 grade provides resistant to salt air. ┬áHot dipped galvanised is the most widely used and economical.
Examples of Stocked Stainless Steel Fasteners
Below are some of the Stainless steel fasteners we stock at The Stapling Company: