Any type of construction material needs to be able to withstand a number of elements, including chemicals, the weather conditions, and of course, the temperature. Not all materials are created equal. And, depending on the type of material that your fastener is made of, the temperature can...Read more
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Are you investing in solar energy for your home or business? Congratulations! Renewable energy is one of the most sustainable ways to reduce your carbon footprint and a big step in the right direction - if your goal is to go off the grid. When looking at the...Read more
While it’s commonly believed that stainless steel fasteners are completely corrosion resistant, this isn’t 100% accurate. Due to the durability and success of stainless steel applications, people think that this metal can’t corrode. However, the only metals that are completely corrosion resistant are gold and platinum. While...Read more
Walking into the fastener section of your local hardware and home center can be daunting! An entire aisle dedicated to nuts and bolts and screws with hundreds of drawers with a dozen compartments - each with a different screw, bolt, or nut. Having a working knowledge of...Read more
One of the biggest frustrations when disassembling a piece of machinery or equipment for restoration, repair or even a service, is the dreaded seized or stripped bolt. Stuck hardware occurs when a bolt or nut gets corrosion between the threads, and they won’t budge. Many times, this...Read more
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