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Driving Strength Into Every Project

Nails

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  • Common Nails: These nails are designed for common uses and are versatile with a thick head.
  • Box Nails: Designed with a steel construction and diamond-point tip.
  • Drywall Nails: Designed for easy concealment.
  • Brad Nails: Designed to blend in with wood trim.
  • Framing Nails: Designed for structural framing and heavy-duty projects that benefit from flush installation.
  • Finish Nails: Used for trim, cabinetry, fine woodworking, and other detailed work. These nails have a slim design with a flat head.
  • Roofing Nails: Specially designed for roofing applications, with a wide, flat head that is typically corrosion resistant.
Precision Fastening for Durable Results

Screws

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  • Wood Screws: Designed with a tapered head and a coarse thread that grabs the wood securely and a sharp point for easy driving.
  • Drywall Screws: Have a fine thread and a bugle-shaped head designed to attach drywall to wall studs or wooden frames without causing damage to the drywall.
  • Deck Screws: Corrosion-resistant screws with a deep thread to provide secure fastening in wood decking and other outdoor structures.
  • Sheet Metal Screws: Designed with sharp threads to connect metal to other materials.
  • Masonry Screw: Designed to cut into concrete and brick.
  • Board Screw: Designed for wood or wood-like materials.
  • Exterior Screw: Treated with an anti-rust coating, making it ideal for decking or fences.
  • Concrete Screws: Designed to be driven directly into concrete, brick, or block walls without the need for pre-drilling.
The Backbone of Strong Connections

Nuts & Bolts

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  • Carriage Bolts: Have a smooth, domed head and a square or flat underside to prevent the bolt from spinning. Commonly used for woodworking and framing.
  • Lag Bolts: Heavy-duty, threaded bolts with a large head and deep threads, commonly used in wood construction projects.
  • Flange Bolts: Designed with a circular flange beneath the head to distribute loads evenly.
  • Hex Bolts: Have a hexagonal head and deep threads, commonly used in construction, machinery, and structural applications.
  • Coupling Nuts: For joining two male threads together.
  • Lock nuts: Prevent loosening caused by vibrations.
Secure Solutions for Solid Foundations

Anchors

  • Wall Anchors: Inserted into a hole in drywall or plaster to support screws. Commonly used for hanging light objects such as picture frames.
  • Expansion Anchors: Expands inside a hole when driven in, securing the fastener in concrete or masonry.
  • Specialty Anchors: For unique applications, such as heavy-duty wall mounts, anchors for metal surfaces, or load-bearing anchors.
  • Wedge Anchors: A type of fastener used to securely attach objects to concrete surfaces. These anchors are commonly referred to as “expansion anchors” or “concrete anchors.”
Quick and Reliable Fastening Every Time

Staples

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  • Construction Staples: Used in construction applications for attaching roofing felt, wire, or insulation.
  • Woodworking Staples: Designed for furniture making or cabinetry to attach veneer and fabric.
  • Heavy-Duty Staples: Used in industrial applications for securing heavy materials like carpets and insulation.
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Brands We Carry

Solutions Designed For You

Paslode Fasteners

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For over 80 years, Paslode has been a premier manufacturer of fastening solutions for contractors and remodelers for residential and commercial construction. Allegheny Millwork & Lumber carries Paslode:

  • Framing Nails
  • Finish Nails
  • Nailer Accessories

 

 

Get the Job Done Right

Grip-Rite® Fasteners

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Grip-Rite® provides fastener solutions for commercial and residential projects delivering quality, value and trust. Allegheny Millwork & Lumber carries Grip-Rite®:

  • Construction Screws
  • Primeguard Exterior Screws
  • Stainless Steel Screws
  • Hand Driven Nails
  • Collated Nails
Get It Right

Allegheny Millwork & Lumber For Your Project

How to Choose the Correct Fasteners For Your Pittsburgh Home Project

Choosing the right fasteners is essential for the durability of your home’s project. There are a few things to consider when choosing fasteners:

Pneumatic Fasteners

Pneumatic fasteners are fasteners driven into materials using a pneumatic (air-powered) tool. Pneumatic fasteners can be nails, screws, staples or pins. These fasteners offer speed, precision, and consistency for projects in construction, manufacturing, woodworking and upholstery.

Material Compatibility

Material compatibility is crucial when selecting fasteners for a project. It affects not only the performance and durability of the fastener but also the overall integrity of the assembly.

  • Correct Materials: Consider the type of materials the fastener will be connecting. For example, use stainless steel screws in wood or metal exposed to moisture to avoid corrosion.
  • Environmental Factors: Some fasteners are designed to resist corrosion from saltwater, chemicals, or acidic environments.

Load Requirements

Load requirements are a critical factor in choosing the appropriate fastener material for a project.
  • Strength: Consider the weight and load your fastener will bear. For instance, lag bolts and structural screws are better suited for heavy loads, while finish nails or small wood screws are suitable for light-duty applications.
  • Stress Tolerance: Some fasteners are designed to handle high-stress areas or vibrations better. Structural fasteners, like lag bolts and certain screws, offer enhanced durability under stress.

Environmental Considerations

It is important to keep in mind how the environment can significantly impact the performance and longevity of the fasteners.

  • Moisture and Humidity: For projects in damp or humid conditions, choose fasteners with rust-resistant coatings or materials like stainless steel.
  • Exposure to Elements: If the fastener will be exposed to outdoor elements, consider using deck screws or galvanized nails that are flexible to weather elements.
Fasteners For All Projects

Commercial & Industrial Applications

There are special fasteners to be used for commercial and industrial applications. These fasteners offer enhanced features to ensure securing.

  • Steel Screws: Designed in several lengths, thread, and head styles.
  • Captive Screws: Designed to create a permanent hold including thread locking, anchor-hold, press-fitting, and broaching.
  • Stainless Steel Screws: Designed for corrosion resistance with several lengths, thread sizes, and head styles.
  • Metric Fasteners: Designed to meet ISO metric measurement standards. These fasteners include commercial bolts, nuts, screws, and other industrial hardware.
About Us

Why Builders Recommend Allegheny Millwork & Lumber

Our reputation for quality and excellence is why you should choose Allegheny Millwork & Lumber.  Our staff is highly knowledgeable and friendly.  We will help guide you through the myriad products when you are building or renovating your home.

From building materials to fine finishes, we have you covered.  Beautiful doors create a welcoming entrance to your home.  Crystalline windows and gargantuan patio doors can grace your property, framing the view and keeping you protected from the elements.  Our experts can help you make the decisions when choosing what is right for you.  No project is too big or too small.  Come see why the best contractors in Pittsburgh have been using Allegheny Millwork & Lumber for the last 40 years.

With over 350 moulding profiles in stock, we can adorn your windows and doors, ceilings, walls, and floors with quality woodwork to put your own stamp on the project at hand.  We can also match existing millwork to complete your historical renovation.

Additionally, we will help you design the kitchen of your dreams.  We encourage you to make an appointment in our 10,000 square feet design showroom.  You can also visit our virtual showroom by clicking on the link to the right  We hope to see you soon!