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Fastening Attachment Solutions to attach Owens Corning Foamular
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Owens Corning Foamular® XPS Insulation

If you plan to use Foamular™ Exterior insulation from Owens Corning to create a layer of continuous insulation you need to consider your options for permanent and energy efficient attachment… TRUFAST® WALLS is here to support you!

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Shoot it, screw it, nail it with the plasti grip ci Prong Washer


Plasti Grip ci Prong Washer


Plasti-Grip® ci Prong Washers with Grip-Deck® Screws from TRUFAST® WALLS are a versatile solution to attach Owens Corning® Foamular® over a primary air barrier. They can be shot in, screwed in, or nailed into any substrate including wood, steel or concrete. 


Fasteners to attach Foamular from Owens Corning: Rodenhouse Inc.

Fasteners to attach Foamular from Owens Corning: Rodenhouse Inc.

Mitch Mahler and Jason Wigboldy tell us about Rodenhouse Inc.'s fastening solutions for Owens Corning's Foamular XPS Insulation. Our Thermal-Grip® ci prong washers can be used with our Grip-Deck® ceramic coated screws (self-drilling for steel studs or coarse-thread for wood studs). This unique 2" diameter washer has two prongs on the bottom side that allow you to pre-spot the washer into the face of the insulation, therefore eliminating the need for pre-assembly of screws and washers, and allows for rapid "on-the-wall" screw assembly. The Grip-Lok® Autofeed Fastening System from Rodenhouse can be used to rapidly attach Foamular insulation directly to steel studs or over a layer of gypsum sheathing. The Pos-I-Tie veneer anchoring system can be utilized with the Thermal-Grip® Brick Tie Washer for brick veneer cavity wall projects. This combination has been tested by Owens Corning in E331 and ASTME2357 Moisture and Air Test to hold out air and water when Foamular is attached directly to steel studs. Another unique product from Rodenhouse Inc. is our Plasti-Grip® Plasti Masonry Fastener (or PMF Anchor). The PMF Anchor is a good solution to costly shot-in systems from other manufacturers. This anchor allows you to attach any type of insulation to concrete or CMU substrates. Simply pre-drill through the insulation into the concrete wall, push the anchor into the hole and tap it flush with a hammer. Thank you for watching and feel free to subscribe for our weekly updates! Facebook: Fasteners for Owens Corning:
Fastening systems for Foamular continuous insulation - brought to you from Rodenhouse Inc.

Fastening systems for Foamular continuous insulation - brought to you from Rodenhouse Inc.

Continuous insulation or ci -- now a requirement for the majority of commercial construction across North America. The necessity to fasten and attach rigid insulation to commercial structures presents many challenges including air and moisture penetration, thermal efficiency, and of course material and labor cost outlays. Rodenhouse Inc. has worked diligently with the major insulation manufacturers to develop unique and efficient fastening solutions that address the new energy code requirements for ci. In this 5 minute video we demonstrate our fastening systems using Foamular Extruded Polystyrene continuous insulation from Owens Corning. For more information on their great insulated wall solutions including specific installation details check out their website at . First, a quick overview of the fastening components required for manufacturer approved ci attachment. The 2" dia. Thermal-Grip ci prong washer has several unique features. It was developed specifically for ci attachment and is the industry leading tested, recommended, and approved fastener for every major brand of insulation. The unique solid cap design flattens on the surface of the ci when compressed and helps seal the screw penetration against air and moisture. The unique prongs enable pre-spotting of the washers on the surface of all types of rigid insulation including EPS, XPS, polyiso, and mineral wool. This prong feature saves you time and money with rapid onsite assembly using our Grip-Deck ci screws. These premium coated screws are available in multiple lengths for all ci thicknesses and various thread and drill tip styles for wood or steel studs. Grip-Deck ci ceramic coated screws are available in bulk in lengths up to 6" and can be easily drilled into heavy gauge steel using the EZ-Driver chuck adaptor. This simple device fits any standard drill gun and holds any length Grip-Deck ci screw firmly straight for easy drilling, even into heavy gauge steel studs as seen in this short demonstration. Pre-spot the Thermal-Grip ci prong washers on the ci surface, insert screw into the EZ-Driver, and drill effortlessly, even with a single hand. The depth control dial helps prevent over-drive of the Thermal-Grip ci washers. This clever device will save you time, money, and headaches with easy drilling of even the heaviest gauge steel studs. For rapid attachment of ci utilize our Grip-Lok auto-feed system with "Bullseye" adaptor. This attachment method is three times faster than traditional pre-assembled screws and washers and is available with collated Grip-Deck screws of up to 3" in length for wood or steel studs. Pre-spot the Thermal-Grip ci prong washers on the surface of the insulation. The "Bullseye" adaptor conforms to the unique contoured shape of the washer automatically centering the screw gun over the washer hole for rapid screw attachment. This patented system has a controllable depth gauge to prevent overdrive of the washers and ensures a flush surface for attachment of the exterior cladding. For Concrete or masonry substrates we have developed the Plasti-Grip PMF fastener. These are available in various lengths for insulation ½" -- 5" in thickness. The solid plastic design eliminates the thermal-bridging and corrosion often associated with steel screws or pins. Simply pre-drill a hole through the insulation and into the substrate with a 5/16" masonry bit, press the fastener into the hole, and tap flush with a hammer. The large head diameter secures the insulation and prevents wind blow-off. The Plasti-Grip PMF fastener will save you significant material and labor costs while ensuring the most energy efficient method for attaching ci to masonry substrates. Finally, we developed the Thermal-Grip washer for brick-tie applications in masonry veneer cavity wall construction. Adding the Thermal-Grip washer to the brick-tie reduces the number of required ci washers with screws for proper attachment. This reduces the number of penetrations through the insulation and weather barrier which in turn reduces thermal-bridging, the potential for leaks, and of course decreases labor and material cost. Pre-spot the washer on the surface of the insulation and securely attach using the brick-tie. A wire-tie can then be added for masonry joint embedment, or for increased thermal efficiency the Pos-I-Tie Thermal-Clip accessory can be added as a thermal-break. I hope you have enjoyed learning about our industry leading fastening systems for attaching continuous insulation. For more information on the Owens Corning Foamular insulated wall solutions check out their website at . Contact Rodenhouse Inc. for all of your continuous insulation fastening needs. Thanks for watching! Rodenhouse Inc. 974 Front NW #100 Grand Rapids, MI 49504 (T) 616-454-3100 (F) 616-454-0404


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