Gutter Zip Screws – Our New Primer!
Gutter zip screws primer. We are proud to present the third in our series of product primers.
Gutter screws. They’re not what they were during the 80’s or 90’s. Like everything else, time has evolved from what used to be a standard 8 x 1 1/2 hex washer needlepoint zip screws to our beefy 10 x 1 1/2 hex washer head needlepoint zip screws with a high profile 1/4″ hex head and a fillet underneath the head to give it extra strength. One nice feature of this screw is that even though it has a #10 shank it has a 1/4 hex head which is standard with a #8 screw. Since the gutter and siding industry uses #8 screws, the #8 style head was used on this screw so that the installers wouldn’t have to constantly be changing the chucks in their drills from 1/4 inch to 5/16 inch magnetic drivers. In addition, there is a high profile head on the screws so that they will stay in the drivers and not fall out.
Another option for zip screws used in siding and gutters, is the choice to have a ceramic coating, anywhere from 500 to 1200 salt spray hours of testing,
Screws with this Dacromet® coating are perfect for areas that are exposed to moisture and wet weather. They are also available with the heads painted to match popular siding colors.
For copper gutters, there are many more options available than what was in the past. Stainless steel zip screws, magnetic and non-magnetic, and copper plated stainless zip screws match the copper gutters.
So many more choices for gutter screws!
Zip Screws And Tek Screws, Watch Out!
We’re excited to introduce our New Account Specialist, Rebecca Marcotulli. Rebecca oversees developing new accounts with potential clients, with the intent of procuring new business relationships with businesses that use zip screws and tek screws. This position was designed specifically with Rebecca’s unique talents in mind. Her job description entails contacting potential buyers and qualifying their specific fastener needs.
Rebecca has over 15 years of experience with “cold calling”, and has always had a knack for building a rapport with people she’s just been introduced to. This proficiency with creating immediate friendships with strangers was most likely facilitated and developed through interaction with her father’s 35 years of experience in telecommunications.
One amusing anecdote is how her father would occasionally put her on the phone at 6 or 7 years of age, where Rebecca would parrot what she’d heard her father say time and time again to prospective customers: “Frank, I hope you’re sitting down, because I’ve got a price that’s gonna knock you off your feet”, etc. Buyers were often amused by this pint sized, new addition to the conversation.
In lieu of her somewhat eccentric, “Traveling Salesman” sort of background, we’ve created a position for her unique talents. Rebecca is also a talented musician and singer/songwriter, and her consistently outgoing attitude has made her a valued, new addition to our team.
Zip Screws And Tek Screws, watch out! Becca’s come to town!