Fasteners Are Suitable for Coastal Regions

SC STEEL GUARD fasteners prevent wobbling during installation.

SC STEEL GUARD fasteners prevent wobbling during installation.

Lakeside Construction Fasteners has released its SC STEEL GUARD, available #10 by 1 to 3 inches. The fastener can be used with battery-operated and impact screw guns. SC STEEL GUARD engineered flat head service prevents fastener wobbling during installation. The fastener offers a larger outer diameter with a 1/4 HWH to prevent wind uplift and is suitable for coastal regions. The SC STEEL GUARD stainless steel fastener head will not red rust for the life of the metal panel.

Fastener Solution Prevents Wind Uplift

ZMAX offers a large outer diameter to prevent wind uplift and is suitable in snow load regions.

ZMAX offers a large outer diameter to prevent wind uplift and is suitable in snow load regions.

Lakeside Construction Fasteners, a U.S. owned company, offers fastener solutions. The ZMAX Long-Life is available #10 x 1-inch to 3-inch.

ZMAX Long-Life high-low threads and sharp cut point allows for holding power. ZMAX can be used with battery operated and impact screw guns. ZMAX alloy fasteners are engineered for corrosion applications. ZMAX offers a large outer diameter to prevent wind uplift and is suitable in snow load regions. The ZMAX Long-Life is ideal for coastal environments, preventing red rust on fastener heads once installed into metal buildings.

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Historic Home Gets a Refresh with a Striking New Copper Roof

Anyone who spends time in Connecticut finds themselves in a place with deep historical roots that stretch back to colonial times. It is an inherent part of the charm of the state and something in which residents take great pride.

Along with delivering the performance desired by the homeowners, the copper roof maintains the traditional look and feel of the house.

Along with delivering the performance desired by the homeowners, the copper roof maintains the traditional look and feel of the house.

There is a real, tangible window to this rich historical tradition in many of the historic homes and buildings all across the state. Great care has been taken to preserve the look and operation of many historic structures and to integrate them into the architectural fabric of communities all around Connecticut.

Like many places and institutions in the state, Litchfield County has a history that goes back to pre-Revolutionary days. Established as a county in 1719, Litchfield County was home to Harriett Beecher Stowe and was also where Sarah Pierce established in 1792 the Litchfield Female Academy, one of the first major educational institutions for women and girls in the U.S.

Today, Litchfield County has 166 properties and districts listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Staying true to the architectural heritage of the state is very important to the people who live there. However, just because a home or building looks like it did a few hundred years ago doesn’t mean it has to operate that way, too. Many owners of historic homes want to bring the function of their houses into modern times while still keeping the look and feel of the past.

This was the case for homeowners in Litchfield County who wanted to make some modern improvements while still preserving the traditional look and feel of their home in Sharon, Conn. For this work, the homeowners turned to the professionals at Anderson Enterprises, a general contracting building and renovation firm in Sharon. The project started with modest goals in mind but quickly grew.

“We were initially hired to replace four oak floors,” recalls Ellen Burcroff with Anderson Enterprises. “That was then extended to changing the mouldings, re-plastering, painting, renovating the third floor and master bedroom, as well as rebuilding the chimney and replacing the roof.”

Anderson Enterprises won the job after an interview. “Our goal was to get the homeowners into a more pleasing interior,” Burcroff says.

The entire home features a brass snow-retention system. PHOTO: MetalPlus LLC

The entire home features a brass snow-retention system. PHOTO: MetalPlus LLC

As part of the interior overhaul, the project included providing the home with proper ventilation and insulation. Along with delivering the performance desired by the homeowners, maintaining the traditional look and feel of the house was extremely important. Performing this kind of retrofit on a historic home without damaging the exterior often means going in through the roof, which was what was decided upon for this project. Removing the old wood shake roof meant installing a new one. The contractor believed this was a perfect time for a change.

“The customers wanted a historically authentic look,” Burcroff explains. “We strongly recommended not using wood shingles again. Ultimately, we all decided on using copper for the new roof.”

A copper roof was a perfect solution for this project for many reasons. On a performance level, the homeowners were interested in the durability and energy efficiency of copper. Aesthetically, copper delivers a striking curb appeal that is still in keeping with the historic nature of the home. And its natural patina will only enhance the look of the home over time.

GETTING IT DONE

With the appropriate decisions made, Anderson Enterprises’ team started work on the home. The wood shakes and wood lath were removed, exposing the rafters underneath. Fiberglass insulation was installed with about a 2-inch space left above the rafters for airflow.

PHOTOS: VLC IMAGES MOBILE STUDIO, COURTESY MARIO LALLIER, unless otherwise noted

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Create a Weathertight Seal with a Closure that Contours to a Metal Panel Profile

The newly patented design of LCF Universal Closure by Lakeside Construction Fasteners, Paragould, Ark., creates a weathertight seal by contouring to the metal panel profile without the need for carrying die-cut closures in stock.

“LCF developed this product to be a solution outside of die-cut closures for metal building rollformers and contractors,” explains Eric J. Velliquette, vice president of Sales and Marketing for Lakeside Construction Fasteners. “With the Universal Closure, only one product is needed to conform around various minor/major panel profiles of 1 1/2 inches or less.”

The LCF Universal Closure by Lakeside Construction Fasteners

The LCF Universal Closure by Lakeside Construction Fasteners

The new close-cell closure can be used as an inner/outer with adhesive applied the full length and width of the LCF Universal Closure. The patented adhesive bonding agent helps prevent water, dirt, snow and insects from penetrating the building structure after installation.

“With our patented UV Inhibitor and Anti-Microbial Coating System, this product can be exposed to direct sunlight or weather without fail,” Velliquette adds. “The aggressive adhesive on the Universal Closure is used the full length and width of the product, so, once attached to the metal panel, it will not fall out of the building structure.”

The LCF Universal Closure System can be used in multiple applications throughout the ridge cap, eave, hip or valley to provided an alternative in-place low-cost solution.

The LCF Universal Closure is Dade County approved to 110 mph, as well as contractor tested and approved.

“A key takeaway is the unique design of the Universal Closure allows for fast contractor installation while conforming to various metal-panel profiles to create a weatherized barrier, keeping the natural outside elements from penetrating the building structure,” Velliquette concludes.

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Universal Closure Contours to a Metal Panel

LCF Universal Closure by Lakeside Construction Fasteners

LCF Universal Closure by Lakeside Construction Fasteners


The newly patented design of LCF Universal Closure by Lakeside Construction Fasteners creates a weathertight seal and contours to a metal-panel profile without the need for carrying die cut closures. The close-cell closure can be used as an inner/outer with adhesive applied the full length and width of the LCF Universal Closure. The patented adhesive bonding agent helps prevent water, dirt, snow and insects from penetrating the building structure after installation. The product, which can be used in multiple applications throughout the ridge cap, eave, hip or valley, is Dade County 110-mph tested and approved.