PRIMEGUARD MAXNails, Screws, andFASTENERS Collated Fasteners Stainless Steel FastenersLifetime Guarantee Against RustPRODUCT CATALOGDECKING ROOFING SIDING TRIM SPECIALTYPGMCAT10/2015

ContentsWork with confidence.Why install a fifty-year siding with a five-year nail? We make Grip-Rite PrimeGuard MAX fasteners to stand the test of time. Certified 100%stainless steel all the way through, for maximum corrosion resistance. Notcoated, not polished, not finished with a little galvanization. Solid stainlesssteel, for real tough jobs.Nothing protects better.It’s a fact. When you build with stainless steel, you’re building for the longhaul. Just look at the peak of the Chrysler Building in New York City—it’smade of strong, durable stainless steel. It goes to show you can wrap upthe job and walk away knowing you’ll never need to come back becauseof a rusty nail. Chemistry is on your side. The power of the stainless steelalloy stands up to the harshest abuse a building site can dish out.Whether you’re a pro installing cedar shingle, or a weekend warrior puttingtogether the perfect deck, PrimeGuard MAX stainless steel fasteners willensure that your time is well-spent and your work will last, guaranteed.You do the work. We’ll make sure it stays done.SPECIALTY EXTERIOR FASTENERSLifetime Guarantee against rust

The Guarantee of a Lifetime.2-3Protect Your Investment.4DECKINGDecking FastenersComposite Deck Screws II.6Exterior Screws. 6–8Trim Screws.8Patio/Deck Nails.9Cedar & Redwood Deck Nails.9Joist Hanger Nails.9Box Nails.1015 Wire Coil Collated Nails.1021 Plastic Strip Round Head Collated Nails.1128 Wire Weld Offset Round Head Collated Nails.1230 Paper Tape Offset Round Head Collated Nails.1233 Paper Tape Collated Joist Hanger Nails.12ROOFINGRoofing FastenersPancake/Clip Screws.14Roofing Nails.14Shake & Shingle Nails.15Copper Roofing Nails.15Copper Flashing Nails.1515 Wire Coil Collated Roofing Nails.16SIDINGSiding FastenersTrim Head Self-Drilling Screws.18Wafer Head Screws.18Fiber Cement Siding Nails.18Split-Proof Siding Nails.190 Plastic Sheet Collated Siding Nails.1915 Wire Coil Collated Wood & Fiber Cement Siding Nails.2015 Plastic Sheet Collated Siding Nails.20TRIMTrim FastenersTrim Nails.22Finish Nails.2218 Gauge Collated Brad Nails.2316 Gauge Angled Collated Finish Nails.2316 Gauge Straight Collated Finish Nails.2415 Gauge “DA”-style Collated Finish Nails.2415 Gauge “FN”-style Collated Finish Nails.24“A11”-style Tacker Staples.25“L”-style Narrow Crown Collated Staples.25“N”-style Medium Crown Collated Staples.25“76”-style Medium Crown Collated Staples.26“GS”-style Medium Crown Collated Staples.26SPECIALTYSpecialty FastenersIndented Hex Washer Head Self-Drilling Screws.28Modified Truss Screws.28Bugle Head Self-Drilling Screws.29Wafer Head with Wings Self-Drilling Screws.29Flat Head with Wings Self-Drilling Screws.29Sidebar: Jacking Action.29Roofing Nails with Stainless Steel Neoprene Washer.30Hog Rings.30Fence Staples.30Dealer Resources.32-331

The Guarantee of a LifetimeDECKINGGrip-Rite PrimeGuard MAX stainless steel fasteners allcarry a lifetime guarantee against corrosion, includingwhen used with all treated lumber, cedar and redwood.What Causes Fasteners to Corrode?The Galvanic Series:¹Anodicmore likely to corrodeLess NobleFastener corrosion is a chemical reaction between afastener and chemicals either in the wood or in theenvironment, or a combination of both that results in thewearing away of metals. Certain situations may lead toseveral forms of corrosion on the same piece of material.There are many forms of corrosion, including galvaniccorrosion, filiform corrosion, and microbial corrosion, toname a few.ROOFINGGalvanic corrosion is the chemical reaction between twounlike metals. There are three conditions that need to bepresent for galvanic action to occur:1. Metals must be apart on the galvanic series. If twometals are on opposite ends of the chart, they are morelikely to result in galvanic action when used together(see “The Galvanic Series” chart on this page for moreinformation).SIDING2. Metals must be in electrical contact. Either the metalsmust be touching directly, bolted, welded, or clampedtogether.3. The metal junction must be bridged by an electrolyte.An electrolyte is simply any fluid (distilled water is anexception) that can carry an electrical current from onemetal to the other, such as rain water or even moisture.TRIMGalvanic corrosion can occur when mixing and matchingtwo different metals, especially if the two metals are farapart on the galvanic series (see “The Galvanic Series”chart on this page) as described in the first conditionabove. Be sure to not mix and match metals, especiallygalvanized steel with stainless steel, in the sameconnection. When these dissimilar metals come intophysical contact with each other, galvanic action will occurand the zinc on the galvanized fastener will corrode.SPECIALTYGalvanic action also occurs when certain chemicalsinteract with metal, such as tannic acids. Tannic acids areextractives that are released from within the wood and riseto the surface around the fastener head when fastenersare driven into the wood causing fastener corrosion (see“Moisture: Extractive Bleeding and Galvanic Action” on p.4 for more information).For example, copper is used in many types of treatedwood—use zinc fasteners and you cause galvanic action.Whichever metal is the least noble, or anodic, (towards thetop of the series, zinc in this example) will ‘sacrifice’ itselfto corrosion for the more noble cathodic metal (towardsthe bottom of the series, in this case copper). Moistureaccelerates this problem.Other corrosions include: general surface corrosion,filiform corrosion, stress corrosion cracking, microbialcorrosion, etc. Many of these are caused by things like2More NobleCathodic/Passivemore protected from corrosionZincAluminumGalvanized SteelMild Steel, Cast IronLeadTinBrass, BronzeCopperSilver SolderStainless Steel (passive)²SilverGraphiteGold¹ The precise arrangement of materials in a galvanic series depends on the surroundingenvironment. This chart is for general information only.² Stainless steels used in light construction are usually passive, typically Type 304. Type316 Stainless Steel is recommended for projects near saltwater.moisture, heat, ocean-salt air, de-icing salts, bacteria in theenvironment, and/or can be caused by friction or stress.These corrosions differ from galvanic in that there doesnot need to be two different kinds of metals reacting toeach other, but that can be a factor in some cases.With proper maintenance, design, material choice, andother preventative maintenance, you may be able tominimize the possibility of corrosion.What is Stainless Steel?Stainless steel is a steel alloy that is solid, not a plating.This means that the stainless steel fasteners are immuneto the dangers of chipping and scratching that can leavecoated fasteners vulnerable to corrosion. As its nameimplies, it is “stain-LESS” not “stain-PROOF;” howeverit is the best solution available for corrosion resistancebecause of its chemical properties. The Chrysler building’speak is made of stainless steel that has proven itsstrength, durability, and corrosion resistance over time.Chemistry of Stainless SteelTypical stainless steels are alloys of iron and otherelements added to improve corrosion resistance andworkability, and to vary material strength. These elementsinclude nickel, molybdenum, copper, titanium, silicon,aluminum, and sulfur. Stainless steel always includes aminimum of 12% chromium. Greater corrosion resistanceis achieved by adding even more chromium to the alloy.This mix is important because as the chromium in thesteel is exposed to oxygen, it becomes a protective filmof corrosion-resistant chromium oxides. Damage to thesurface of the fastener simply exposes fresh chromium,creating more chromium oxides and maintaining thefastener’s integrity against corrosion, a self-healing actionfrom a surface phenomenon called

Galvanic Action Chart:Fastener or Plating MaterialZinc, GalvanizedSteelAluminum, Aluminum AlloysBrass, Bronze, Copper, Monel430 SS Ferritic Stainless Steel302, 303, 304, or 305 SS Austenitic Stainless Steel 302, 303, 304, or305 SS AusteniticStainless Steel investment’s safety and longevity. With the guarantee thatthe Grip-Rite PrimeGuard MAX stainless steel fastenerswill last the lifetime of your project and provide the peaceof mind that your project will be safe for years to come, abetter question is why wouldn’t you use stainless steel onyour most important projects?Carbon Chromium CarbidesThere are several grades, or types, of stainless steel,each with a different mix of metals in the alloy. If you areever uncertain which type of fastener or plating materialto use with your base material, check our easy-to-use“Galvanic Action Chart” below, or talk with your hardwaremanufacturer.SIDINGNickel also resists corrosion, and steels made withmolybdenum, such as Type 316 Stainless Steel, are evenmore durable. The nickel and passivation of chromium instainless steel protects against corrosion from galvanicaction and non-galvanic action. This makes stainlesssteel fasteners the most corrosion resistant option fordemanding applications, as well as a strong and workablesolution.ROOFINGTerne (Lead-Tin) Plated Steel Sheets Steel, Cast Iron410 SSMartensiticStainless SteelBrass, Bronze,Copper, Monel Zinc, Galvanized SteelBase MaterialAluminum,Aluminum AlloysDECKING No galvanic action, compatible materials Some galvanic action, base material may corrode Not recommended, fastener or plating will corrodeWhat type of Stainless Steel will I need?TRIMAll stainless steels are strengthened with carbon. Thisadded carbon reduces corrosion resistance: Carbonconverts chromium to carbides. These carbides provideno corrosion resistance.The 200 series is less expensive, but also the leastcorrosion resistant.Because carbon can convert up to seventeen times its ownweight in chromium to carbides, stronger steels made withmore carbon require much greater amounts of chromiumto maintain their resistance to corrosion.For real protection against the elements, the 300 series isthe best choice. Type 302, 304, and 305 stainless steelsare popular and highly corrosion resistant, and Type 316 ismade with molybdenum for maximum protection.Why Use Stainless Steel?If you’re building in a seaside area, PrimeGuard MAX Type316 Stainless Steel fasteners are your #1 choice.Using stainless steel reduces the replacement materialcost and provides negligible project cost upgrade overthe total cost of the expected project life, protecting yourChromium200 SS302 SS302 HQ302 HQ (XM7)304J3-S304 SS305 SS316 .15% max0.08–0.15% 0.8%0.03%0.08%0.08% max0.12% max0.08% um———————2–3%Manganese5.5–7.5% 2% 2% 2% 2% 2% anceBalanceIronSPECIALTYProportion of Elements in Stainless Steel, by Grade:3

DECKINGProtect Your InvestmentYour new redwood deck is the talk of the neighborhoodand your cedar playground is a hit with the kids. To protectyour investment in these and other outdoor projects usethese helpful tips and use PrimeGuard MAX stainlesssteel fasteners that will maintain your appearance andsafety of your project for the long term.The corroding fastener will result in a blue-black stain thatwill worsen with continued exposure. These stains will notdry and turn to dust—the streaking will only darken andbecome more pronounced as the fastener corrodes.MildewThere is no cure for extractive bleeding or shrinkage, butboth can be minimized. These steps are particularly usefulwhen working with cedar, redwood, and mahogany:Small black or brown spots may appear on areas of aboard that are not directly exposed to sunlight, and maybe tiny organisms called mildew. Dirt and mildew can behard to distinguish, but a spot test with household bleachcan help; if the contaminant disappears after bleaching, itis most likely mildew.ROOFINGWood can be cleaned with a solution of bleach and water.Wood must be cleaned of mildew prior to staining as theorganisms will thrive on the oils in the stain, multiplyingand spreading. Mildew is not caused by wood compositionor by fasteners used with the wood, and with properupkeep and maintenance, mildew can be prevented.Moisture: ShrinkageHow to Protect Your Projects1. Use dry wood. Boards should be dried using stickers(small, evenly placed strips of dry wood that ensureair flow across drying lumber in stacks) to ensure thewood is in equilibrium with the environment. Cover ifexposed directly to the weather.2. Cut off 1–3 inches from each end of boards. The endshave the most moisture, and are the most prone toextractive bleeding.3. Coat all six sides of the board prior to installation.4. Use stainless steel fasteners to avoid additionalstaining due to corrosion, particularly in cedar andredwood.TRIMSIDINGWood is very sensitive to moisture, and it affects woodstructurally and cosmetically. All wood is either KD(Kiln Dry, 19% moisture) or PAD (Partially Air Dry, 19% moisture). Because wood swells and shrinks asit gains and loses moisture, the use of undried wood inconstruction leads to shrinkage as the wood dries. Thisshrinkage distorts the shape of a construction project,negatively impacting both the appearance and structuralintegrity of the job.Moisture: Extractive Bleedingand Galvanic ActionDry wood consists of cellulose, lignin, hemicelluloses,and small amounts of other materials, both organicand inorganic. The organic materials are referred to as“extractives” because they can be removed by extractionwith solvents, including water.SPECIALTYExtractives contribute to wood color, odor, decay andinsect resistance, and inflammability. Tannic acids are onetype of extractive. Redwood, cedar, teak and other insectand rot-resistant woods contain relatively high amountsof tannic acids, which serve to protect the wood. Lumberfrom older trees will contain even higher levels of tannicacids.When a fastener is driven into the wood, tannic acids arereleased from within the wood to rise to the surface aroundthe fastener head. When the fastener begins to rust,black streaks will follow gravity and water flow. Moistureinternal and external to the wood, especially salt water, cancontribute to these processes. The darkening from tannicacids will dry and turn to a tannic dust as wood weathers;soap and water can usually clean this


Decking FastenersComposite Deck Screws IIDECKINGFor use in composite and capped composite decking;; Pancake head reduces over-driving, reduces mushrooming, leaves smooth finish;; Optional color match paint blends into board;; T-20 star drive for improved engagement and torque control;; Unique, dual-thread design pulls fibers down, leaving smooth finish;; Type 17 point for fast starts and minimized splitting of woodSizeColorApprox.Count/lb.1 lb. Tub6/Master5 lb. Tub4/MasterRedBucketPcs./BucketBrownROOFING305 Stainless Steel2-1/2"x #9—88MAXS62728MAXS62729MAXS626131,7502-1/2"x #9Red88MAXS62745MAXS62746MAXS626181,7502-1/2"x #9Brown88MAXS62732MAXS62733MAXS626111,7502-1/2"x #9Gray88MAXS62737MAXS62738MAXS626141,7502-1/2"x #9Tan88MAXS62749MAXS62750MAXS626101,7502-1/2"x #9Ipe88MAXS62741MAXS62742MAXS626161,7503"x 316 Stainless Steel2-1/2"x #9—88MAXS62736MAXS62730MAXS626091,7502-1/2"x #9Red88MAXS62747MAXS62748MAXS626191,7502-1/2"x #9Brown88MAXS62734MAXS62735MAXS626121,7502-1/2"x #9Gray88MAXS62739MAXS62740MAXS626151,7502-1/2"x #9Tan88MAXS62731MAXS62751MAXS626201,7502-1/2"x #988MAXS62743MAXS62744MAXS626171,750IpeIpeExterior ScrewsFor all exterior applications, including decks, docks, fences, gazebos and boardwalks;; Countersinking bugle head seats flush, leaves smooth finish;; Star drive for improved engagement and torque control;; Square drive deep and cleanly formed, reducing spin-outs;; Type 17 point for fast starts and minimized splittingSizeDriveApprox.Count/lb.1 lb. Tub6/Master5 lb. 5 Stainless Steel61-1/4” x #6T-15 star243MAXS62941———MAXS625165,0001-5/8” x #6T-15 star195MAXS62942———MAXS625254,0001-1/4” x #8T-20 ” x #8T-20 star150MAXS62689MAXS62690MAXS625274,000——2”x #8T-20 ” x #8T-20 star102MAXS62944———MAXS625422,0003”T-20 star82MAXS62945———MAXS625761,500x #82-1/2” x #10T-25 star82MAXS62703MAXS62704MAXS625382,000——3”x #10T-25 �� x #10T-25

Exterior Screws (continued)DriveApprox.Count/lb.1 lb. Tub6/Master5 lb. 305 Stainless Steel2-1/2” x#12T-27 12T-27 �� x#12T-27 27 �� x4”#12T-27 star32—MAXS62958——MAXS625838005”#12T-27 star29—MAXS62959——MAXS62597500x#12T-27 star28—MAXS62961——MAXS62595500x#12T-27 star24—MAXS62962——MAXS626055003”x#14T-30 �� x #14T-30 star33MAXS62951MAXS62956——MAXS625678004”x #14T-30 star26—MAXS62957——MAXS625877005”x #14T-30 star21—MAXS62960——MAXS625995006”x #14T-30 � x6”1-1/4” x #6T-15 star243————MAXS625175,0001-5/8” x #6T-15 star195————MAXS625264,0001-1/4” x #8T-20 ” x #8T-20 -20 star128MAXS62697MAXS62698MAXS625483,000—T-20 star91————MAXS625463,000—2-1/2” x #8T-20 ,500x #8T-20 star82————MAXS625772-1/2” x #10T-25 star82MAXS62705MAXS62706MAXS625392,000——3”x #10T-25 �� x #10T-25 �� x #12T-27 star56—MAXS63175——MAXS625412,0003”x #12T-27 star48—MAXS63176——MAXS625731,5003-1/2” x #12T-27 star42—MAXS63177——MAXS625661,0004”T-27 star36MAXS62723MAXS62724——MAXS625861,000T-27 star32————MAXS625848005”T-27 star29MAXS62725MAXS62726——MAXS625985005-1/2” x #12T-27 star28————MAXS625965006”x #12T-27 star24————MAXS626065003”x #14T-30 star36—MAXS63178——MAXS625751,0003-1/2” x #14T-30 star33—MAXS63179——MAXS625688004”x #14T-30 star26—MAXS63180——MAXS625887005”x #14T-30 star21————MAXS626005006”x #14T-30 star18————MAXS62608500For specialty fastener technical assistance, call our PrimeGuard MAX hotline: 800-862-3848SPECIALTYx #124-1/2” x #12TRIMx #82-1/4” x #8x #12SIDING316 Stainless Steel7

Decking FastenersDECKINGExterior Screws (continued)SizeDriveApprox.Count/lb.1 lb. Tub6/Master5 lb. Tub4/MasterBucketPcs./BucketBoxPcs./BoxROOFING302 (18–8) Stainless Steel1-1/4” x #8#2 square208————MAXS652034,0001-1/2” x #8#2 square160————MAXS652044,0001-5/8” x #8#2 square150————MAXS652054,0002”#2 square128————MAXS652063,0002-1/2” x #10x #8#2 square82————MAXS652092,0003”x #10#2 square68————MAXS652101,5003-1/2” x #10#2 square56————MAXS652111,0004”#2 square47————MAXS652121,000x #10Trim ScrewsSIDINGFor all types of decking, trim and railings, including wood, PVC, and composite lumbers;; Trim head easy to conceal, leaves smooth finish;; Optional color match paint blends into board;; Star drive for improved engagement and torque control;; Type 17 point for fast starts and minimized splitting of woodTRIMSizeColorDriveApprox.Count/lb.1 lb. Tub6/Master5 lb. Tub4/MasterBucketPcs./BucketGraySPECIALTY305 Stainless Steel1-1/4"x #7—T-15 star256MAXS64450MAXS64451——1-5/8"x #7—T-15 star195MAXS62762MAXS62767MAXS626284,0001-5/8"x #7WhiteT-15 star195MAXS62753MAXS62754MAXS626311,7502-1/4"x #7—T-15 star138MAXS62786MAXS62752MAXS626233,0002-1/4"x #7BrownT-15 star138MAXS62768MAXS62769MAXS626381,7502-1/4"x #7GrayT-15 star138MAXS62770MAXS62771MAXS626401,7502-1/4"x #7IpeT-15 star138MAXS62772MAXS62773MAXS626341,7502-1/4"x #7TanT-15 star138MAXS62774MAXS62775MAXS626421,7502-1/4"x #7WhiteT-15 star138MAXS62776MAXS62777MAXS626461,7503"x #7—T-15 16 Stainless Steel81-5/8"x #7—T-15 star195MAXS62763MAXS62764MAXS626244,0001-5/8"x #7WhiteT-15 star195MAXS62765——1,7502-1/4"x #7—T-15 star138MAXS62790MAXS62791MAXS626353,0002-1/4"x #7Brown T-15 star138MAXS62778MAXS62779—1,7502-1/4"x #7WhiteT-15 star138—MAXS62793—1,7503"x #7—T-15

Patio/Deck NailsLength Penny GaugeHeadSizeShankApprox.Count/lb.1 lb. Tub6/Master5 lb. Tub4/Master25 lb.Bucket304 Stainless AXN62386MAXN62387MAXN62279DECKINGFor all exteriorapplications, includingdecks, docks, fences,and gazebos;; Similar to common nails;; Textured head blends withwood grain and diffractssunlight;; Aggressive ring shank forgreater holding power316 Stainless FING1-1/2"Cedar & Redwood Deck NailsFor use in cedar, redwood and other stable softwood boards in decking and fencing;; Small, textured head blends with wood grain and diffracts sunlight;; Aggressive ring shank for greater;; Slender ring shank and blunt diamond point reduce splittingholding powerGaugeShankHeadSizeApprox.Count/lb.1 lb. Tub6/Master5 lb. Tub4/MasterTRIMLength Penny316 Stainless "88MAXN62385—Joist Hanger NailsLength GaugeShankHeadSizeApprox.Count/lb.1 lb. Tub6/Master5 lb. Tub4/Master25 lb.BucketSPECIALTYFor attaching stainless steel joist hangers;; Available in ring or smooth shank;; Engineered to meet connector installation guidelines316 Stainless 3"9Smooth5/16"67MAXN65146MAXN65149MAXN65152For specialty fastener technical assistance, call our PrimeGuard MAX hotline: 800-862-38489

Decking FastenersBox NailsDECKINGFor general wood-to-wood construction projects;; Checkered head holds surface finishes;; Thin shank reduces splitting to wood;; High piece count per lb. for greater value;; Available in ring or spiral shank (spiral shank by special order);; 316 Stainless Steel alloy available as a special orderLength Penny GaugeShankHeadSizeApprox.Count/lb.25 711-1/2"4d14Spiral7/32"413MAXN

Galvanic corrosion is the chemical reaction between two unlike metals. There are three conditions that need to be present for galvanic action to occur: 1. Metals must be apart on the galvanic series. If two metals are on opposite ends of the chart, they are more likely to result in galvanic action when used together