HVAC and gutter contractors often fasten a wide range of components during the course of their work. To get the job done and to create stable connections, they often rely on ZIP screws. ZIP screws are fasteners that feature a threaded design that tapers to a fine needlepoint. These screws offer incredible penetrating power because their threads are machined all the way down to the end of the point. What’s more, these screws include a second thread that catches just after the first penetration, sending the fastener into its space twice as quickly.
One might think that this type of design sacrifices strength and durability, but nothing could be further from the truth. In reality, these screws are manufactured using a heat-treating process that helps them maintain their strength.
Keep in mind that HVAC and gutter contractors are doing a great deal of fastening, but that they also need those fasteners to hold for years to come. When you need to secure HVAC components, gutters, downspouts or similar components, you need to rest assured that those fasteners are going to keep things together.
If you’re wondering how to use ZIP screws, know that they are simple, easy, strong and secure — which makes using them incredibly straightforward.
At All Points Fasteners, we offer a wide selection of hex washer screws. The hex head is an important feature when you’re an HVAC or gutter contractor who is using ZIP screws repeatedly on different projects. The hex head helps you handle the screws more securely and it also helps the screws hold more securely after installation. You’ll find that hex washer screws may include a slot at the top, too, which provides versatility when removing the screw.
And it’s not just the heads of the screws that are different as you browse through our selection. At All Points Fasteners, we pride ourselves on having a wide array of screws for gutter installation and other applications, which is why you’ll find different specifications and configurations in our inventory. We can help you find just the right solution for whatever project is at hand.
We can quickly fulfill orders and all of our fasteners are available at competitive prices. If you have an urgent project coming up that requires stainless steel ZIP screws or TEK screws, you can count on All Points to fulfill your order as quickly and efficiently as possible.
Check out our Screws Primer video below to learn the basics!
You may see ZIP screws described as “needlepoint” screws in some places, which is simply a nod to their unique design. The two most common industries that use these screws are the HVAC industry and the gutter industry. HVAC contractors use these screws for both installation and fabrication, and gutter contractors use these screws for installation of both gutters and siding.
These industries are able to use ZIP screws because they are available in so many different styles and dimensions. As you’re browsing for screws in our selection, be aware that each product includes both a length and shank size — the latter of which simply describes the diameter of the screw itself. The higher the number, the wider the shank. The most common shank sizes are 6, 8 and 10, which correspond to head diameters of 1/4-inch (6 and 8) and 5/16-inch (10).
As noted, we carry a wide range of dimensions and specifications when you’re browsing ZIP screw options. What types of screws do you need for upcoming projects? Consider the following:
There are two valuable characteristics of ZIP screws that give them extra functionality — they can reduce the need for certain tools and they make certain tasks much easier. Plus, they help improve thread engagement and offer a better fit. Part of this comes from the heat-treated process that delivers sharp edges and exceptional strength to the entire screw.
You have no shortage of options searching for ZIP screws and other fasteners online. What makes All Points Fasteners your best bet from among these many options?
It starts with selection. We want you to be able to find the exact fasteners you need, whether that means stainless steel screws or something else entirely. If you can’t find what you’re looking for in our selection, we’ll help you source the ZIP screws you need. We specialize in helping our clients track down unusual or hard-to-find products.
We also emphasize quality at All Points. You can find bargain-basement providers of cheap ZIP screws and other fasteners, but those cheap fasteners aren’t going to perform the way you want over the long term. When you choose All Points Fasteners as your ZIP screw provider, you gain access to high-quality products that are ceramic-coated or made of stainless steel.
And, finally, we offer the service excellence you deserve. When you have questions about our selection or about fasteners in general, our team of customer service representatives is glad to speak with you, to provide answers, and to share expert guidance as you navigate our selection. Never again do you have to wonder if you’re getting the right screws and never again to you have to fly blindly and guess when you’re making an important investment in fasteners.
If you want to experience this exceptional service and quality for yourself, we offer free samples so you can be even more confident in your purchase. Start now by giving us a call or requesting a quote today.
#10 x 1-1/4″|
#10 x 1-1/2″|
#10 x 2″|
#10 x 2-1/2″|
#10 x 3″|
#10 x 3-1/2″|
#10 x 4″|
#10 x 4″ (2″ THREAD)|
#10 x 5″ (4″ THREAD) NO FILLET|
#12 x 1-1/2″|