Fixing sheet metal for carports, garages, fences, sheds, homes, and more is now easier thanks to self-drilling metal screws. Builders and carpenters can save money and time thanks to the self-drilling sheet metal screws unique ability to pierce through metal, eliminating the need for pre-drilling.
What Are Self-drilling Screws?
Self-drilling screws are used primarily when fastening into steel or to join materials such as sheet metal together. Widely known as “TEK screws,” self-drilling screws come in a wide variety of lengths and sizes. They can be easily identified by their unique pointed end or flute which is used to penetrate and drill through sheet metal.
Self-drilling metal roofing screws are normally made in steel, which then goes through a series of post processes, one of which is hardening. Drilling points are categorized in different numbers (or No.’s), which designates its drilling capacity.The larger the number, the longer the drilling point and in general, the thicker steel can it penetrate. Thicker and heavier gauge steel also requires a larger gauge (wire dia.) screw in order to meet product test standards and building regulations.
Can Self-drilling Metal Screws Be Used for Wood?
Self-drilling metal roofing screws were never designed to be used on wood. This is because wood does not require a wide drilling point to penetrate. Only a sharp point is required for positioning and to lead the threads in. The threads will tap and secure itself into the wood.
Upholding Industry Standards
BDN Fasteners go above and beyond to ensure our clients’ safety. All of our self-drilling metal roofing screws are designed to meet industry standards and specifications. We also work with manufacturers on a global scale to ensure manufacturing practices are constantly up-to-date and follow global trends.
BDN Fasteners carries a wide range of self-drilling metal screws in various lengths, size and specifications which are suitable for a host of applications. If you need any assistance with finding the correct self-drilling screw for your project, do not hesitate to contact us. Our knowledgeable staff will gladly get in touch with you and assist with your query.