Pole Barn Screws
FBi uses premium 300-Series stainless steel-capped, self-sealing screws (not nails).
Our screws provide superior holding power compared to nails. Screws will not back out as nails do.
Some builders install through the rib – a weaker connection that allows the steel to move – leading to leaks. FBi’s stronger method of screwing “through the flat” assures long-term seal effectiveness.
The FBi screw's hard carbon steel shank cleanly penetrates siding and wood, creating a weatherproof grip that stays put. Nails create a jagged puncture that may further tear over time and leak. Furthermore, some builders install fasteners (nails or screws) on top of ribs, which allows movement around the critical seal area. This movement, caused by expansion, contraction and wind, adversely affects structural integrity and seal effectiveness. Leaks are more likely to occur over time. FBi installs screws through the flat area (except at the panel overlap) for a firm, lasting grip that maximizes seal effectiveness and strength.
The exclusive design allows up to a 12 degree angle of installation without creating “pressure points” or the possibility of leaks.
Lasting Seal Effectiveness
FBi screw fasteners encapsulate the sealing washer to protect it from the elements and to improve aesthetics. The integral washer maintains its seal even if the screw is driven at an angle. And our EPDM seal material is more reliable than commonly used neoprene, and offers the best heat, cold, weather and ozone resistance available.
Guaranteed to Never Rust
FBi stainless steel fastener heads are guaranteed by the manufacturer not to rust, discolor or stain even after decades of service.